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WWE Star

Hurls Homophobic Slur

At Fan

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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16.

Floyd    

Before his mike was cut on the last Raw, CM Punk was about to say something about WWE's anti-bullying campaign, supposedly stuff people didn't know about it. His use of the phrase may be another poke in the eye at WWE, not a legit hate shot. Doesn't make it okay, just sayin' it's maybe more about being the embarrassing loose cannon on his way out than bashing a group of people. Also, the incident that got them working with GLADD was something Cena said along the same lines (tho not at a fan).

1019 days ago
17.

d00d    

waaaah-waaaah! CM Punk might be a complete ****, but he has no problem with gay people, the dumb Aussie fan was sitting there yelling ****** before the tape started, and what better way to piss off an actual homophobe than call him a homo? Do research dum-dums.

1019 days ago
18.

Mike L    

You know, its amazing. You ******* can take a **** up your ass, but you can't take a little criticism, even if its fake. Maybe thats why everybody thinks gays are such sissys. You got thin skin.

1018 days ago
19.

Bryan    

I'd bet money Punk sent this Video clip to TMZ himself. He's always working someone.

1018 days ago
20.

Bryan    

Lol TMZ does not know what a good "heel" is.

CM Punk is the best heel we have in WWE today.

1018 days ago
21.

nailsandangel    

What he said is NOT a slur. All he did was call someone a homo in the crowd to go along with his heel character. If you want to know what a real slur is, I can post some for ya!

1018 days ago
22.

Webbster    

"Calls to GLAAD and WWE were not returned."

Well DUH. It's July 4th you pr ick.

1018 days ago
23.

ogro21    

its WRESTLING!(mens soap opera) TMZ puts too much emphasis on the HOMO, GAY, etc etc stuff. why?
ps. this is actually pretty funny. its wat they do...

1018 days ago
24.

Sonja    

OH for Christ's stake, can't you guys find another work to 'hurl' insultingly at those fans and ticket buyers who pay your salary... the homo thing is so early 80's.. yawn.

1018 days ago
25.

Strong Machine    

He said homo. Which is short for homosexual. So basically he called him a homosexual. Being called a homosexual is a homophobic slur?

1018 days ago
26.

wow ew    

OMG LOCK HIM THE **** UP WE DONT WANT NO HOMO *** HATERS HERE!!!!!!
ME GO HULK APE **** on him for using the H WORD!

I didnt realize i was on perez hiltons site!

GET OVER IT!

1018 days ago
27.

CM Punk    

Todd, I'll give you one better

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

1018 days ago
28.

SevB    

Punk is supposedly quitting the company with a couple of weeks, so it doesn't matter much to him what they do to him. He's tired of being PC

1018 days ago
29.

quickmouthed    

where is my comment tmz? u exploit people everyday but when i post a msg that u disagree with u wont put it up?
kinda lame

1018 days ago
30.

Anonymous    

What are they going to do, fire him? He's already leaving!

1018 days ago
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