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GLAAD to Jericho: Thanks for 'Hollow' Apology

11/5/2009 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

GLAAD isn't buyin' Chris Jericho's apology for using anti-gay and racist slurs at a recent event -- in fact, the gay rights group is going after the wrestler for being "insincere and worn."

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Jarrett Barrios -- president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation -- tells TMZ:

Chris Jericho: Click to watch"Just three months ago Chris Jericho's boss and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon acknowledged to GLAAD that words matter.

There is no time, context or occasion in which it is acceptable to utter racist and anti-gay slurs. Jericho's hollow apology 'if (he) offended anyone' is a template used by many and is insincere and worn
."

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31.

Mary    

He doesn't owe an apology. GLAAD are immoral bullies.

1751 days ago
32.

OhWell    

The F@gs Are Mad Again Too Bad...Damn Tip Touchers.

1751 days ago
33.

R.Zimmerman    

Why is it that whenever someone makes some anti-gay sounding remark, every sophomoric tw*t around starts with the "insecure" and "closet case" bits. No. Not even close. Like it not,P.C.hags,people do not always - for all kinds of reasons - approve of or condone all of the things that you insist they must. Sorry. These tag lines are sooooooo tired and predictable. Grow up.

1751 days ago
34.

Kitty    

Maybe gay people should stop using the word with each other if it's so offensive.

1751 days ago
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Maggie    

Wah wah wah, what a load of crap from these whiny deviant crybabies! Ya know, being born homosexual may not be a choice, but its also a defect, an abnormality, a deviancy....and not to be celebrated or embraced. Get back into the closet, disgusting weirdos!

1751 days ago
36.

Mark    

Jericho is a moron, he hits women and every time he opens his mouth some negitive crap comes out.
Truth be know he hates his fans, and has been so rude to many.

There was no reason for his remarks, he just enjoys being a total JackAZZSS..

1751 days ago
37.

pinky    

I am tired of gays calling women bitches...
When it that going to stop?

1751 days ago
38.

ROTTWEILER    

I LOVE "GLAADS" TIRED STATEMENT OF NOT ACCEPTING HIS APOLOGY. I SUPPOSE IT IS OK TO FIND OUT WHO EVER DONATED MONEY TO YES ON 8 PROPOSITION AND THEN TRY TO EXPOSE AND DESTROY THEM ON THE INTERNET. THESE PEOPLE HIDE BEHIND THEIR ENFORCED AGENDA, THAT GOOD OLD GET IN YOUR FACE AGENDA OF "DON'T HATE" AND YET THEY ARE THE "HATERS". WHAT A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES, LOSER, DIRTBAGS. IF YOU DON'T VOTE THEIR WAY THEY PUNISH YOU, TORMENT YOU AND TRY TO DESTROY YOU. THESE PEOPLE ARE THE DEFINITION OF LIBERAL HIPPIE DIRTBAG DEMOCRATS AND THERE YOU HAVE IT. JUST ASK THE POOR PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T VOTE THEIR WAY AT EL COYOTES, TALK ABOUT BEING VINDICTIVE. BY THE WAY, MAINE TOLD THEM WHERE TO STUFF THEIR BULLYING ON THE ISSUE OF MARRIAGE (SAME SEX).

1751 days ago
39.

Giusy    

For the idiots telling that Jericho hates his fans: he is just playing a character, he is not this way in real life. And i'm sorry IF i offended you calling you idiot but that's the only way i can call someone who can't understand this.

And to GLAAD, why don't you grow up? Will you attack every celebrity for a damn word? That's the only way you can get some attention and a spotlight? I respect homosexual and i don't really care who they want to marry... But not GLAAD. Just a bunch of immature crybabies.

1751 days ago
40.

ruthieelz    

Jericho needs to keep his fat mouth shut. There's a time and a place for everything, didn't he know that?

1751 days ago
41.

anon69    

nick @3:36-
yeah nick, but I'd be willing to bet you LOVE watching 2 girls getting it on while beating off to your porn huh? That's what I thought. Hypocrite.

1751 days ago
42.

CriticAl    

First off, let me say:

Chris Jericho is the best in the world at what he does.

Now that's out of the way, don't take this too seriously. It looks like a bit of a comedy routine. The guy with him is playing along and Jericho is putting on some of his heel character here.

Racist and gay slurs are made during blue comedy routines and comedic roasts, so clearly there is a context where it is acceptable. Lisa Lampanelli does it, and she has lots of fans of all races and sexual orientations.

1751 days ago
43.

Matilda    

Homosexuality is a flaw, an abnormality, a birth defect, like Down Syndrome or spina bifida. If it could be detected by amniocentisis, the abnormal deviant fetuses could be aborted, as they are now for Down, etc and the world would be a much better, saner place. Now we have these loud, sick abnormal sick deviants running around, demanding that the whole world applaud their existence. This is just disgusting. These aberrant creatures should crawl back into the closet and stay there.

1751 days ago
44.

Sbro    

Get a lift glaad! glaad has someone who's job is to spend every waking minute of every day 24-7 looking for negative things said. Well, who cares. Get over it! There are people who won't agree with your life style, most people learn not to care after gradeschool. Get a life!

1751 days ago
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anon69    

@Marko5:22-"the abnormal deviant fetuses could be aborted, as they are now for Down, etc and the world would be a much better, saner place." Kids with Down Syndrome are some of the kindest, gentlest souls you would EVER be privileged to know. Shame on you. YOU obviously have some sort of defect to be so judgmental and full of hate. How sad for you.


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