AEW star Hikaru Shida claims she doesn't "give a s**t" about the announcer who mocked her Japanese accent during a live broadcast ... saying she's "proud" of her race and won't let some idiot make her feel bad.
The person in the crosshairs is Willie Urbina -- a Spanish-language announcer who made the shameful comments on the May 28 Fite TV broadcast of AEW Dynamite.
This is absolutely abhorrent. #AEW Spanish commentator Willie Urbina has appeared to mock Hikaru Shida over her Japanese accent during the break on #AEWDynamite last night.
After the incident, AEW president and CEO Tony Khan fired Urbina ... calling the whole thing a "regrettable situation."
"I didn't think there was any excuse," Khan said ... "I was not happy with it."
Shida had kept quiet in the days following the incident -- claiming she wanted to focus her energy on defending the AEW women's championship belt Sunday night against Britt Baker in front of a live audience.
Shida lost the match -- but afterward, she finally broke her silence on Urbina.
"Didn’t wanna talk about this before my big day, so let me tell you now," Shida said ... "I don’t give a s**t what other people say about my race because I love it and I proud of it."
"And because I know [Urbina is a] fool. I don’t even feel anger. So don’t need to worry about me. Thank you."
For his part, Khan also says he has apologized to Shida on behalf of the company.