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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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61.

Hoopee    

Glad it wasn't a UFC fighter, considering the owner of UFC and Joe Rogan are both queer as a football bat.

1117 days ago
62.

hellofriend    

For people who are not familiar with the story line, CM Punk or Phil Brooks (the guy in this video) is playing a character.

He is the evil twisted villain trying to get under peoples skin, and as you can see by the reaction to this video its working perfectly. And soon he will get beat to a pulp by the super hero protector of justice - John Cena

Its how the storylines are created. In real life punk or Phil brooks is an active supporter for gay rights. If someone says the N word in a movie while acting they are not deemed racist, so please stop having double standards


but in reality No one will read my comment and will go back to screaming at each other in the comments sectiom.

Enjoy everyone!

1117 days ago
63.

TMZfan10000    

News Flash! Wrestling is fake. This is an actor/stuntman playing a bad guy. Bad guys say bad things. DUH

1117 days ago
64.

Hoopee    

Harvey publishes every single story that approaches the 'gay' subject. Harvey's a great looking guy and obviously he's working out like a mad man to fit into the West Hollywood gay scene. But his stories are to myopic. For some reason he won't discuss Chelsea Handler and her homophobia even though she says she supports gays and lesbians. Maybe it's the Jewish Protection Program, but if Harvey is going to take on all of these gay issues he needs to start with one just a few miles away from him. Chelsea Handler.

1117 days ago
65.

tgrfan42069    

im waiting for GLAAD to cry about it.

1117 days ago
66.

Management    

It's not offensive--it's cheap heat. The idea that he had to call someone a homo to get heel heat is lame.

1117 days ago
67.

mike    

PUNK ISN'T PLAYING A CHARACTER THIS IS REALLY HIM YOU IDIOTS!
AND FOR THE GUY WHO SAYS PHIL BROOKS ADVOCATES GAY RIGHTS B.S PROVE IT! GIVE ME A LINK!

1117 days ago
68.

mike    

punk isn't doing n anti gay gimmick he was seriously getting back at that fan! it was REAL! NOT EVERYTHING IN WRESTLING IS A FAKE!

1117 days ago
69.

Jeff Hardy    

The fact that he let the mutant wrestling fans get to him shows me that he doesn't have the ability or the intellect to be considered one of the greats like Hulk Hogan and The Rock. That kind of crap is standard for the indies but not the big leagues. Go back to the bingo halls already.

1117 days ago
70.

Q.H.    

"Homo" is a slur now? So next time I'm called "hetero", should I call TMZ?

1117 days ago
71.

Kevin    

Stop speech policing. TMZ sucks.

1117 days ago
72.

Peter Beckerman    

Harvey will not back away from his agenda. I am pretty sure he doesn't read any of our comments because he doesn't care what the readers have to say anymore. Flying too high. He is too distance from his core audience and that's a problem. Most of us are just ordinary people who come here for some celebrity news, not lectures. Most of us are too old for lectures.

1117 days ago
73.

Mattitude    

@Jeff Hardy
You clearly didn'*****ch the whole video. Here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuRjgE19HfM

Punk didn't let a fan get to him, he played off him, got him riled up, and then clearly went wink, wink, I got you, this my job at the end of it. TMZ can edit it however they want and spin it however they want, the truth still remains, an actor, in character, said a line, did it with the confines of a scripted fictional setting, and then to top it off, acknowledged that he was working for the mark for all he was worth.

1117 days ago
74.

Ned Chambers    

wow TMZ the guy plays (very well I might add) whats called the bad guy and as he said to the fan he reeled you guys right in, too. He doesn't mean any of that its part of his character. Next thing you know your gonna say Hulk Hogan did say his prayers or take his vitamins...for pete's sake

1117 days ago
75.

homo     

glaad and TMZ...*******s

1117 days ago
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