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WWE Star

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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31.

quickmouthed    

wayyyyyyyyyy to sensitive harvey. in gladd eyes this is the same and murder. man up its only a word. if u really get to offended then ur just giving people more ammo to say it. fact

1176 days ago
32.

Hawthorne    

He's a Paul Heyman guy.

1176 days ago
33.

Falcius Phibes    

To be fair, he is australian.

1176 days ago
34.

RULIS G.    

WWE IS BECOMING A JOKE...ON MONDAY CM PUNK GOES ON A RAGE AND FRIDAY THEY SAY HE WAS SUSPENDED. NOW HES BACK TO WRESTLING...COME ON ITS ALL ABOUT MONEY FOR THEM. THEYLL SAY ANYTHING JUST TO BE RIGHT WITH THE PUBLIC. BUT AS SOON AS THEY LOSE MONEY THEY HAVE A PROBLEM

1176 days ago
35.

sarah    

Punk is NOT Homophobic, when New York just legalized gay marriage, Punk was one of the first people to retweet about it.


“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.” -CM Punk

1176 days ago
36.

Fiyah    

Oh no, he said homo! Call in Seal Team 6 to take him out! Give me a break.

1176 days ago
37.

quickmouthed    

why are homosexual people so damn sensitive.. its just a word. figured taken one up the rear end wud hurt more. just sayin'

1176 days ago
38.

drake mallard    

Punk ‘s frustration with not being featured as a top superstar in WWE is legitimate and one of the reasons he’s been strongly considering leaving WWE.As far as his contract status, Punk’s deal apparently expired the second week of July, but he recently signed an extension to work through the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on July 17th.Based on what we are hearing, Punk really will be leaving WWE after Money in the Bank for at least a few month

1176 days ago
39.

Mike    

....and let the overreaction begin, followed by an unnecessary and hollow apology by WWE and maybe Punk. Why is this even a story??

1176 days ago
40.

buck    

All this site has become is an activist site for pillow biters. So sick of these H0M0s.

All this activism and still every state in the union votes down gay marriage when it is put on a ballot.

Homophobe is such a misnomer. Phobia means fear of. I don't fear gays I just hate them.

1176 days ago
41.

Chris Kanyon    

Sorry TMZ but the WWE is as serious about the bullying campaign as they are about steroids. Michael Cole and John Cena have made gay slurs in the past and haven't gotten any kind of punishment whatsoever. Punk will continue to make fun of the gays. I hope you go after WWE with the same energy you go after Chris Brown now.

1176 days ago
42.

Floyd    

Yay, Mike L. Spoken like a privileged white male who's never been bullied. You sound pretty uneducated, so let me help you out. Doesn't matter who you are, getting harassed by cousin-lovers like you sucks ass. For you its just an insult. To those people who've had to endure it, its associated with fear and violence. Some people live in fear of their lives. Considering what things can happen to someone who comes out (loss of a job, getting harassed, hurt, killed) tell me how being open about it makes someone weak? Those risks and realities make people who see the discrimination and violence and people who endure it kinda testy about it. Go figure.

Now you know. Now run along and tell your parent-siblings, because they obviously didn't tell you.

1176 days ago
43.

The Neko Nation    

This professional wrestling so anyone with some intelligence knows what is going on here. CM Punk is a heel. He is still going off of the work he did on Monday Raw. And regardless who cares anyways. Freedom of speech. If you don't like it then don't listen.

1176 days ago
44.

Jackmeoffski    

A homo is someone who likes to eat a man's caca and stick his penis and a mans anus. Then they want you to say its normal and have you kids to try!

man + women > man + man

man + man = man + child or man + dog = all pervs!!

1176 days ago
45.

Nicki    

Seriously, he's one of the biggest heels in WWE, his gimmick is to be an ass, if you guys would do your research instead of just jumping the gun here, you'd know he is pro gay rights.

1176 days ago
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