In regards to your last line, here is why I think that is. For the record, I’m not saying I feel this way, this is my interpretation of what I read.
I think there has been a fan narrative that has been created where WWE is evil, while AEW is this squeaky clean progressive company that can do no wrong. So what these fans do, is they try to jump down WWE’s throats at the smallest thing, while they ignore things that may be similar in AEW. To counter this, the fans who don’t like AEW and prefer WWE will point try to look for and point out hypocrisy’s. Just to give one example of this, I have read plenty of fan criticism regarding the McMahon’s donating to the Trump campaign, while these same fans seem to completely ignore the fact that the Khan family also donated I believe 1 million to it.
Point being, I think that some fans are attempting to point out that there is a major hypocrisy in AEW becasue of things like this, and are using the fact that they are bringing in a convicted rapist as “proof”.
My counter to that would be that this idea that AEW is squeaky clean is more of a fan narrative then it is a reality. This isnt a shot at AEW at all, my point is that the “hypocisity” that is being pointed out is more so based on fan comments then comments from the actual company.
There is also the argument (not saying I agree or disagree) that Tyson committed a crime and paid is debt to society, but I really don’t feel like going down that road.