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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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106.

Aly    

"A Marriage is blessed by God and is meant to be between a "man and a woman" for the purpose of procreation. "

Does that mean non-Christians and people who are infertile have to worry about their right to marriage being taken away?

Marriage exists in multiple cultures and faiths, not just yours.

1219 days ago
107.

burning_plastic    

I just don't understand how many ways there are to "take" that word. It's interesting though that men dressed in flamboyant costumes engaging in a staged athletic event that is really a glorification and worship of the male body *takes a breath* have a problem with homosexuality?

Am I hearing this right? Girlfriend just needs to shut up with the gay slurs and keep rocking that spandex. He was Born This Way.

1219 days ago
108.

randy reed    

You would think Michael Cole would be mature enough to know not to use that kind of word, given its negative connotation. He is not a homophobic, but that kind of speech is part of what dehumanizes people with a same sex orientation. Please check out my blog at http://blog.ratethatwrestlingmatch.com

1218 days ago
109.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

HOW ABOUT ALL THAT NASHVILLE PU**Y OUT THERE,DO YOU ALL WANNA ROCK ,,DO YA..IF NOT THAN YOU CAN GET THE F*CK OUT OF HERE

OKAY WHO SAID THIS..THE WINNER GETS TO GO ON A DREAM DATE WITH HARVEY AND A COUPLE OF FAT EMPLOYEES HE HIDES BEHIND DESKS

1218 days ago
110.

wpm3    

gladd should should shut thier ****sucking mouths they think its ok for them to call us homophobes and use terms like :liar,thief murder, and talk bad about any thing they deem morily wrong im not a homophobe im a ***got hater they are a bunch of crying little boys that still think girls are gross. grow up you *******.

1218 days ago
111.

America    


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Who cares? Is anyone else sick of gay people? Go away

Posted at 3:19 PM on Mar 26, 2011 by Don
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ahahahahahaha, priceless.

1218 days ago
112.

zombie420    

hahaha thanks for the PR TMZ

1217 days ago
113.

chonches    

I wonder if this will make Harvey come out????....

1201 days ago
114.

tyciol    

The word ***got is a generic insult these days. Stuff like that and gay are being detached from homosexual. As a bi guy I'm not offended by them, people should get over it.

1194 days ago
115.

padad72    

Do you think these GLAAD idiots are really offended? Theyre just one of many terrorist organizations trying to destroy the first amendment. Seriously, to hell with these "f*ggots."

1177 days ago
116.

Dr Talk    

Check his earlier tweets. There's MUCH more of them!

1166 days ago
117.

D Stevenson    

The very first thing I would do is FIRE him on the air. I would then tell him because of his mouth he is not deserving of any retirement,from the company.

989 days ago
118.

D Stevenson    

Just think if Michael Cole's mother kept her legs closed,and her mouth open we would not have to hear his maggot mouth run.

956 days ago
119.

MR. HERSHEY    

I WISH THAT MR.MCMAHON WOULD TRULLY BRING BACK GOOD OLE' JR TO MONDAY NIGHT RAW & TO DO COMMENTARY WITH THE KING. MICHAEL DOESN'T EVEN COME CLOSE. OH!BY THE WAY I KNOW THAT MICHAEL COLE ISN'T HIS REAL NAME IT'S SEAN SOMETHING. I DO MY HOMEWORK ON THIS.

916 days ago
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