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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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91.

WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

In other hypocritical news, TMZ apologizes for using the G word countless times while they rally against the F word at every turn. This anti hate message brought to you by ***s for fairness.

1283 days ago
92.

Flowerlips    

How come the word guido is not censored but *** is? Because TMZ uses the IA slur with casual impunity. Double standard to the max. These people only care for their own. And hate goes both ways.

1283 days ago
93.

jbob    

Whats wrong with calling someone a cigarette??? You stupid f**king Americans always screw s**t up.

1283 days ago
94.

james    

"FIRE THE BUM"

1283 days ago
95.

Jah36    

@Howie. You seem really confused. As you noted though, whether someone is born that way or not, is still up for debate. There's actually no scientific data to support whether they are born that way or not. If so, please provide some sources for your claims. Even if they are born that way though (I admit, they could be, we just don't know), doesn't make it ok. Some people are born with a predisposition toward alcoholism. We don't say go ahead and get drunk every day. That would be unhealthy. Clearly, homosexuality is an unnatural act, hence, they cannot reproduce. The proof is in the pudding. We can look at this historically, or logically...homosexuality is a perversion of nature. Note: You're the one that brought up religion, not me.

1283 days ago
96.

Waterpillar    

@MichaelCole

***got.

1283 days ago
97.

Rich    

"Michael will be included in the training session being done by GLAAD"

In other words, PC indoctrination sessions straight out of the Soviet Union.

1283 days ago
98.

Sexman    

****ing cowards can give it but they can't take it. They reseve the right to hate groups that they disagree with but cry when someone uses the word ***got. Bunch of pathetic ****s.

1283 days ago
99.

tania    

Who cares! Is this not us U.S.A? Are we not allowed freedom of speech? People need to quit worrying about what others say to them or about them, you are not going to have everyone in your life like you or agree with you, so GET OVER IT! People have the right to say whatever they want, whether it pc or not!

1283 days ago
100.

Jeff Turner    

Ah Men #22 Hireing known pediphiles who lost their job as a teacher in a famous case and even after it became public they still worked for wwe for years. Employees who make the news for assaulting women in gas stations then running across fields to hide from the police. Actual real fights occuring on the job being turned into a story line to cover it up. These are a few more things to add to your list. But it must be okay to have all this happening in the living rooms of the world just so long as no one says an f word. The attitude era even had soft core porn that looked hard core in the ring. Ie: Edge the rated R superstar and his in ring wedding consumation? Known convicts with violent criminal backgrounds being hired and given squeeky clean images. Ya just can't get over how great the w.w.e. is for the kids. Catch phrase like "suck it" from a guy who claims now to be a good christian family man. Playboy pin-ups provide such an awesomely wholesome image for that good family environment as well. Hell yes I watch w.w.e. I'm a redneck man and thats top notch entertainment for an adult male who gets into crazy stuff. It's no way and no how good wholesome family entertainment though. never has been and never will be.

1283 days ago
101.

TestOO7    

Wow. Some of the comments here...

1283 days ago
102.

paul    

couple of things gana happen now to cole...pay back is a bitch and cole is gana get humilyated by the king and vince and its gana pay off for vince big time for publicity and cole gana get fired

1282 days ago
103.

john    

people have 2 quick being sensitive! plus if anyone were a ***got it's michael cole!

1282 days ago
104.

Mike    

But, then who do all the hags belong too? I iz corn-fuuzed...

1282 days ago
105.

Aly    

"...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 tgrfan4206"

Some twins don't even have the same plumbing, genius.

Even identical twins aren't always 100% identical. I forget the exact figure, but the odds of being truly identical are extremely slim. It's called genetics.

1282 days ago
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