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WWE Announcer Tweets Gay Slur, Deletes It

3/26/2011 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Less than two weeks after the WWE and GLAAD teamed up to say they were going to work together to curb homophobic slurs in wrestling, one of the WWE's top announcers tweeted one at a fellow announcer.

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Earlier today, Michael Cole simply tweeted one disgusting word towards fellow announcer Josh Mathews. Cole quickly took down the tweet and apologized, posting:

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The WWE and GLAAD announced a partnership on March 17 to try and put an end to bullying based on sexual orientation after a series of homophobic taunts was made by wrestler John Cena.

WWE said at the time: "WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents. We are taking steps and working with GLAAD to ensure that our fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "WWE has alerted GLAAD to the situation and spoken to Michael Cole about his post. He has removed it and apologized for using hateful language. Michael will be included in the training session being done by GLAAD. WWE takes this very seriously and is against discrimination of any kind based on sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or other."

A rep for GLAAD could not be reached for comment.

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46.

Neil    

Come on everyone thinks Cole is an a$$. I hope the KING kicks Coles ass at Wrestlemaina.I was hoping on Monday night Raw something would drop on Coles head when he is in his little plastic box world.

1250 days ago
47.

telltruth    

shame...we talk about human rights, caste system and slavery in other countries...but we got the biggest ****ing sucking biggots...not treating people equal, calling people names and making them out to be sissy. half the m.****ers who wrestle..suck ****...but come across as these haters. white trash america...stop watch WWE, get your ass off the couch and get a job.

1250 days ago
48.

tgrfan42069    

Personally I think being gay is wrong. Its not natural for two ****s to come together. Why do you think god made it so men and women can fit together so perfectly and procreate?

Posted at 4:15 PM on Mar 26, 2011 by Mike L
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Just to set the record straight, Gays and Lesbians, homosexuality in general, are anomalies of life and not products of environments so, Lady GaGa is right, they were "born this way!" And, for that reason, there should be no "marriage" between any of them, however, a Civil Union I would accept. A Marriage is blessed by God and is meant to be between a "man and a woman" for the purpose of procreation. (end of rant)

Posted at 4:29 PM on Mar 26, 2011 by GeneL
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meanwhile there is no scientific proof what so ever to prove that you are born gay.how ever studies have been done to prove that it can be a product of your environment.also if you are born gay explain how twins one will be gay and the other not be gay.

1250 days ago
49.

GeneL    

...also if you are born gay explain how twins one will be gay and the other not be gay.

Posted at 6:12 PM on Mar 26, 2011 by tgrfan42069
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Simple...one's an anomaly and one is not.

1250 days ago
50.

GeneL    

...also if you are born gay explain how twins one will be gay and the other not be gay.

Posted at 6:12 PM on Mar 26, 2011 by tgrfan42069
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Further confirmation you're "born gay"...
if homosexuality is the result of an "environment", why isn't everyone in that same environment, external condition or surroundings gay?

1250 days ago
51.

TheMachine1    

The sad part about highly vocal anti-gay people is they are mostly in the closet gays.

1250 days ago
52.

GeneL    

The sad part about highly vocal anti-gay people is they are mostly in the closet gays.

Posted at 6:38 PM on Mar 26, 2011 by TheMachine1
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Understanding the rules of nature doesn't make one "anti-gay", just intelligent with a degree in common sense.

1250 days ago
53.

mondo    

This whole story is gay...

1250 days ago
54.

Scott pgh.    

Socialist Liberal ****S

1250 days ago
55.

Kelly    

I'm a litle surprised as some of these comments. Didn't realize so many morons read TMZ.

1250 days ago
56.

Javier     

WWE takes very seriously discrimination of sexual orientation and is not biased?? Since when?? Did this occur BEFORE or AFTER Chris Kanyon committed suicide or BEFORE or AFTER they FIRED ORLANDO JONES??

1250 days ago
57.

Killuminati    

The TMZ staff are some serious hypocrites. Why make such a big deal out of this? He was obviously joking with a friend. Why is TMZ so staunch on this word? What about other slurs we hear on a daily basis on television to music to everyday people in public talking? TMZ ONLY stands up when the ratings matter. Eff Harvey and his lame staff. Typical Illuminati media.

1250 days ago
58.

StevenB    

We shouldn't have to say this anymore but apparently it is still necessary -- TWITTER IS IN INK!! If anyone at all follows you, you can guarantee they will see it. And if it is stupid or in anyway controversial you can guarantee they will retweet it to a few people who will also retweet it and on and on.

At least he didn't try to claim his account was 'hacked'. Becasue if Twitter were hacked even a fraction as often as morons claim it was, it would have lost most of its membership long ago.

1250 days ago
59.

danny     

hey you know what the way the cole acts with miz and swagger i do,nt doubt that he is gay but he needs his ass kicked for this and i hope he gets it

1250 days ago
60.

Rabbitt    

Oh lord, let's just crucify the man. I'm sure every member of GLAAD will have to go to therapy now because that evil evil man said a bad bad word that -*GASP* *FAINT* "HOW WILL I EVER GET OVER THIS" -offended them! But that's okay because now they will 'train' him to be a good boy and never ever offend them again! The world has been saved from imploding in on itself!

Sticks and stones, idiots. GTFO yourselves. I'm offended every single day by someone doing or saying something I don't like. I move on without having to declare a catastrophe or send everyone to 'rehab for disagreeing with me'.

Toughen up.

1250 days ago
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