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Chris Jericho Slurs Speech

11/5/2009 2:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

WWE star Chris Jericho is wrestling with a pretty serious controversy -- after he made a slew of offensive slurs against Middle Easterners and gays.



Jericho was at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival two weeks ago ... for a screening of a movie in which he appears. During a Q&A session, Jericho referred to the moderator several times as "Hadji" -- a term sometimes used as a racial slur against Middle Easterners.

After the first wave of slurs -- and a random shot at Paris Hilton -- the host jokingly takes Jericho's drink to sniff it for booze, when Chris chimes back, "it's apple juice ... fag."

Jericho tells TMZ, "After seeing the video I realize some inappropriate comments were made and I apologize if I offended anybody." Jericho continues, "Just know that everyone on stage was having a blast and we all shared a drink and a laugh after! The good news is I got my wish of being posted on TMZ."

Yes you did, Chris.

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Jamie    

He would fit right in working at TMZ, particularly after your racist story earlier today (its the second Kardashian story):

"Kardashian Takes a Shot to the Face"

Posted Nov 4th 2009 10:45AM by TMZ Staff

Rob Kardashian boxed last night ... and let's just say he went down faster than a Kardashian sister at a NAACP convention.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/page/3/#ixzz0VyPETj3v"

1812 days ago
17.

Bubbajk    

Staying in character? It is more like staying without character!

1812 days ago
18.

Bobo Frog    

A wrestler being a white trash redneck......big surprise there.

1812 days ago
19.

Holly24    

He was there to promote "Albino Farm". Cool small budget horror film. Personally, I love the guy. It's obvious it was all tongue-and-cheek.

1812 days ago
20.

kellyann    

omg....what a total douche! does he not realis young boys look up to him and copy everything he does!
an absolute disgrace.......he should be dropped or it looks as if wwe agree with his distasteful coments!

1812 days ago
21.

Roger    

the movie is actually called albino farm. they have a trailer with him in it at www.albinofarmthemovie.com
i think he was being typical jerky chris.

1812 days ago
22.

republican mensa    

Helldorado is a stupid liberal ass fu** face and chris keep rockn the freedom of speech!!!!!!!! Grow thick skin idiots tired of the whinny wimps boo hoo

1812 days ago
23.

SHUTUPANDWRESTLE    

TMZ is a great source of mindless entertainment at celebrity expense...but sometimes it really seems you guys are just reaching to hard for a story when there's nothing there. Jericho is one of the best wrestlers in the world, that got noticed for his odd humor as a heel back in WCW...and you're really trying to take what the guy who coined the phrase "ass-clown" says seriously? Anyone offended by this should, you are an idiot.

1812 days ago
24.

Mark    

Anytime Jericho opens his mouth something stupid comes out of it.
This guy dowms everyone, and he punches women.
He hates his fans, and he is just a total jackzazz..

1812 days ago
25.

Raging_Demons    

To all of the Jericho haters out there. Have ANY of you considered that Jericho was "still in character" when he did this. OLD pro wrestling tactic. Still play the character away from the ring.

1812 days ago
26.

chuck    

No one should book this a-hole again, if they do THEY should lose THEIR job too. His life is over

1812 days ago
27.

Allen Ridak    

Haha, I love it when people give the non-apology of "I'm sorry IF I offended anyone".

1812 days ago
28.

Mikey    

Maybe the guys name WAS Hadji! And maybe Hadji WAS a f ag!

1812 days ago
29.

cha ching    

TMZ bands freedom of speech!Der Furor

1812 days ago
30.

hehe    

If he was "in character" as some of you claim, why would he republican-apologize (good one, helldorado) for it later?

1812 days ago
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