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Hurls Homophobic Slur

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7/5/2011 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

WWE bad guy CM Punk was caught on camera screaming "You homo!" at a fan during a verbal altercation in Australia today ... this as the WWE has said repeatedly they are trying to curb homophobic slurs.
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The wrestling organization works directly with GLAAD and even produced a series of anti-bullying commercials following incidents involving announcer Michael Cole and wrestler John Cena.

Calls to GLAAD were not returned.

UPDATE: A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "WWE does not condone this type of language or bias and we reinforce that with our talent who are independent contractors."

UPDATE 2: CM apologized via Twitter, saying, "...I'm embarrassed. I own up to being a total douche in this situation and I offer a sincere apology to anybody I hurt with careless words."

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Carl    

Doesn't the stereotypical "homo" you see in gay pride parades have slicked back hair and a mustache? Maybe this guy should look in the mirror before making such slurs.

1186 days ago
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b.mclane    

Harvey is hyper-sensitive to anyone being called a "homo" or any gay slang. That's because Harvey is gay. But isn't "homo" short for homosexual??? So how can it be a "slur"? GLAAD better watch it. That's a shortened name for a gay organization and Harvey simply won't stand for it.

1186 days ago
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Todd    

This is SO awesome. This is wrestling, shove the political correctness up your ass, homos.

1186 days ago
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Bob    

I really hope people don’t start freaking out because CM Punk called a fan a “homo.” I’m pretty sure that when New York just legalized gay marriage, Punker was one of the first people to retweet about it.

Also, let not us forget:
“Marriage is a totally out dated concept. Gay, straight, whatever. The fact that there’s a bunch of ***** out there that have an OPINION on somebody elses lifestyle and don’t want them to have the same basic human rights everybody else has makes me want to clobber some rebublicans. **** the religious moral majority, let whoever wants to marry whoever, get the **** married. I love the moral high horse hypocrisy bull****. I know super religious pricks do tons of steroids, but a homosexual life style to them is reprehensible. **** that.” -A direct quote from CM Punk

1186 days ago
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Todd    

I love how TMZ was so quick to post this on the site, almost as if they were just waiting for someone to use a word like homo....nah, they wouldn't do that would they?

1186 days ago
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DanxDeathcore    

CM Punk publicly defended gay marriage on twitter countless times. TMZ, you are the homo here.

1186 days ago
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Mike    

He is just stating a simple fact. Faux hawks are for homos. I agree with Punk.

1186 days ago
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Leaping Great Whites    

This stuff is all scripted anyway, even altercations with "Fans" so where is there a story in this? Booooring!

1186 days ago
9.

stan    

The gay community is too hyper sensitive. Good thing the military don't allow them to serve. If they can't handle simple insults, imagine an enemy shooting at them?

1186 days ago
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Michael    

I don't think punk is homophobic, it just seems like cheap heel heat.

1186 days ago
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TiminPhx    

Oh dear God, thanks for the update. I had not heard something about gay issues in at least 10 minutes on TV or in print.

Yes sir, it's the most important issue today. Not the wars, the budget impasse, Iran getting close to a nuke, not even the Casey Anthony trial (but that's close for the moment).

No sir, it's GAY, GAY, GAY, GAY.

1186 days ago
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svizzy    

i hate hömo fücks

1186 days ago
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Anon    

TMZ obviously doesn't know what being the "heel" is. They should learn more about Pro Wrestling.

1186 days ago
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bunny    

CM Punk has been yelling that since 2002 in ROH. Who cares. It's called "getting heal heat" and if you're not a wrestling fan, you have no idea how low people have to get in order to get people to hate them.

Get over it.

Fortunately the young man who wrote this article is a real wrestling fan and he knows what's up.

1186 days ago
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Mattitude    

Nice selective editing there, TMZ. Watch the entire video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuRjgE19HfM&feature=player_embedded and see him make absolutely clear that he's playing a character and fooled his marks hook, line, and sinker. Apparently did his job so well that fooled you at TMZ. Brilliant. Run with the story though as if it matters. Did you call all of the actors and producers in Milk or Philadelphia or Boys Don't Cry or Brokeback Mountain to find out why they used homophobic slurs too? I thought not.

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