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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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46.

The Neko Nation    

@ Nicki, Thank you for being someone who actually knows about CM Punk and wrestling. It amazes me how hatefull and racist gay people are on here and that is not how Punk is.

1175 days ago
47.

Mike L    

Shut up Floyd. I'm just as entitled to my opinion as anyone else. Maybe if you weren't screwed up in the head, and in your pants, you wouldn't live in fear or be bullied.

1175 days ago
48.

Ben Stone    

@tmz thinks that @CMPunk is using a homophobic slur and he is... but the thing is he is using it to rile up the crowd since that is his job in no way shape or form does he have a homophobic bone in his body so to all the ppl that think he is a cruel man or what ever guess what it is his job to piss ppl off if he didnt do that he wouldnt be in the wwe period it is entertainment thats what he does

1175 days ago
49.

Ivan in Phoenix    

Someone down at TMZ headquarters had to make the decision to call Harvey on a holiday to ask if they should post this story about someone saying the word 'Homo'. Sad. I bet TMZ employees had no way of knowing they were joining Harvey's personal police force looking for anyone famous using Harvey's list of the 3 bad words, 'Homo, Jew, and Gay'.

1175 days ago
50.

EsruK    

That guy should spit the c*m out of his mouth if he's got something to say to Punk.

1175 days ago
51.

Bredun O'Leoud    

Awesome. He used the world "wrestler" on Raw, and now he's (correctly) calling a wuss fan a "homo". CM Punk is sh*tting all over WWE's PC, corporate image and I love it. Anyone who doesn't is clearly homo'd.

1175 days ago
52.

Phil    

uhhhh, this is typical 'bad guy' at a wrestling show.
who the hell cares.

1175 days ago
53.

middleagedcrazy    

Why Heavens-to-Betsy! That poor fan must have paid for his seat in the Amateur Lawn Tennis or Cricket Club finals. The tea room with manners and polite speech is in the clubhouse at the country club.

The wrestling matches are rude, crude, disgusting and fun.

1175 days ago
54.

CDigg    

You morons. He's playing a heel/bad guy, his job is to get the crowd to hate him, and he seems to be doing a great job of it since this site and some commenter's have bought it hook, line, and sinker.

1175 days ago
55.

nachoman    

What is TMZ the morality police or something?

People should be tolerant of everyone regardless of sexuality, religion or race but getting hysterical everytime a celebrity says a slight homophobic slur is ridiculous.

This and the inevitable GLAAD demand for an apology will only make things worse. People dont like to be told what to do, and when people see GLAAD curb peoples freedom of speech it will only make them want to say it more.

1175 days ago
56.

Madison Grace    

The thing that bothers me more and more about TMZ is how sanctimonius they all act about certain things, but don't mind calling women ugly, fat, etc. They don't mind commenting on how someone's boobs aren't perky enough anymore and how a little cellulite means their career is over. Does Harvey really expect us to worry about someone calling someone else a homo or a gay, especially when they probably are. I don't understand how he can hijack the entire site for his agenda and expect us to care when he is so mean to so many other people.

1175 days ago
57.

LyleAustin    

Oh, puhlease!!! He plays the role of a bad guy. This is all just part of the act. No one in their right mind could possibly take this seriously.

1175 days ago
58.

renae    

How is the WWE supposed to stop/curb people within the organization using slurs or things people deem to be slurs? All they can do is punish people and hopefully make people think before speaking but they have zero control over what comes out of folks mouths.

I don't want GLAAD or other organizations diluting their argument by jumping on EVERYTHING that they feel is homophobic. This, I think ,they should say something about but pick and choose battles so the cause isn't cheapened. Read some of the comments, people are becoming desensitized and feel that people are being overly sensitive about this issue in particular.

1175 days ago
59.

Tim    

I'm gay & a hardcore wrestling fan. This isn't offensive. C.M. Punk is the top heel in the business right now & is supposed to say things to piss people off. He could have said fa**ot.

1175 days ago
60.

James    

The guy who posted this story is a homophobe if he thinks being called a homo is an insult.

1175 days ago
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