Foley made a joke about the actor’s Raw debut (Photo: WWE)
WWE legend Mick Foley has apologised to The Santa Clause star David Krumholtz for his comments about last week’s Raw.
The Hall of Famer quickly deleted his original post after backlash from fans and the actor himself – who has also appeared in the likes of Harold & Kumar and Numb3rs – after comparing his appearance as Bernard the elf in 1994 to his recent Drew McIntyre spoof.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Foley wrote: ‘My sincere apologies to actor David Krumholtz for my mean-spirited post regarding his debut as the faux Drew McIntyre on last weeks episode of Raw.
‘As someone who has struggled with my own weight my entire life, I should have been much more considerate before sending a post that served to get cheap reactions at the expense of someone’s feelings.
‘I thought I was capturing the surreal nature of having someone who portrayed such an iconic role in such a beloved movie appearing in such a random way on an episode of Raw.
Mick has apologised (Photo: WWE)
‘But it has been made clear to me that it did not come across as such; instead it came across as sophomoric and cruel.’
The 55-year-old retired wrestler – who is currently suffering after contracting Covid – noted that Krumoltz is a huge WWE fan, and he’s worried his comments may have made his big moment ‘less special’.
He continued: ‘David is a really big WWE fan, and I believe that my comments took an experience that had been really fun and special for him, and turned it into something less fun and less special.
‘I should have known better, and I will do my best to learn from this moment.
‘I appreciate the several comments, including one from David himself that allowed me to see the insensitive and hurtful nature of my post.’
Fans thought they recognised the actor when he came out, and he got rid of any lingering doubt as he thanked WWE’s new Senior Vice President of Creative Writing Operations Christine Lubrano for giving him the role.
He wrote on Instagram: ‘You’re gosh darn right I was on the @wwe tonight. Thanks to all those who made this happen, specifically @celdyer (sic)’