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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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31.

zman    

Unlike his wrestling matches...i guess this wasn't 'scripted' LOL
Still like the guy tho :)

1709 days ago
32.

TeamKate    

My husband lived in Bahrain for 10 months. Many of the men there went by the name "Hadji". He never heard of that term before going there. So if they all go by that name....what's the friggin big deal???? Things are way out of control in our country "America" Everyone sueing over the least little thing....wanting apologies. Our freedoms are being stolen from us daily...Our president sucks! People who whine about everything and want an apology suck!

1709 days ago
33.

BG    

Oh please, people. Get over yourselves. This guy is amazing. :)

1709 days ago
34.

pissed off    

He's a racist, arrogant prick who beats women. Somebody should drop his obnoxious ass off in Iraq and let him deal with real Hadji's. Punk ass bitch.

1709 days ago
35.

amanda    

Oh great give him attention like the attention WH(O)RE he is!! lol

1709 days ago
36.

Simone    

Number ten you are so clueless

1709 days ago
37.

Simone    

He does NOT beat women, he has a wife and kids. Are you people retarded? You don't know crap.

1709 days ago
38.

Don    

2 is a slew? No. A slew is that guy who played Kramer on Seinfeld at that comedy club. That's a slew. 2 is a couple. You know, like you'd call 2 people dating each other a "couple"?

1709 days ago
39.

asmith161718    

Where's GLAAD?

1709 days ago
40.

Gunner    

If this was the 1st Time I saw CJ I would think he was a homophobic bigot. But to be honest. I've been a life long CJ fan-he's been a heel a very long time & though it's still convincing as a heel turn (meaning it still looks like he stayed in character-being offensive to generate good controversy to get media coverage to generate free publicity.) There's a fine line-because I also know he's supposed to be very pro 'Born Again Christian' & not to be stereo-typical-but many Born Again Christians are horribly intolerant towards homosexuals, so those negative comments could be true personal beliefs shineing thru. And his political beliefs (because he's very supportive of all of the wo/men in active duty overseas) could also be an honest belief as well, so his racial slur could hold a smidgen ot truth to it as well. So..for all I know there's a smidgen of truth to his 'angle' and it's a complete 'shoot'. This is a complete 50/50..without actually having been there I don't know what to actually make of it from seeing that clip out of context other than CJ is a better speaker he could have said something more eloquent.

1709 days ago
41.

NudeMoon    

He was just "in character" as he is on the WWE show. Currently he is a "heel" or "bad guy".

Plus he's a ham and wanted on TMZ!

1709 days ago
42.

doug909    

For ANYONE upset or offended by this bit of nonsense, take some time out to remove the large stick out of your ass.

1709 days ago
43.

sohaila    

What an untalented waste of space.

1709 days ago
44.

MasterMK    

Jericho is awesome!

1709 days ago
45.

stan de man    

people need to stop being too pc or sensitive..they say all kinds of derogatory remarks against whites or the caucassian race and nothing is done about it. they belittle christians and heterosexualls all the time and nothing is said or done..so get thicker skin or stay home..

1709 days ago
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