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Chris Jericho

Narrow Escape from

Angry Brazilian Mob

5/25/2012 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Jericho can kiss the beauty of Brazil goodbye -- no more bikinis, beaches ... bikinis. All things the WWE star shoulda thought about before treating the Brazilian flag like a used tissue.

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Sykesy    

"All things the WWE star shoulda thought about before treating the Brazilian flag like a used tissue."

Get lost. He is playing a character in an Entertainment field. If this was to happen in a film nothing would be said. People are so sensitive nowadays. Its pathetic

795 days ago
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me    

Brains aren't required to be part of the WWE.

795 days ago
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kim is a publicity whore    

had to be an american showing disrespect.

viva o brasil, um país muito lindo e maravilhoso!!

795 days ago
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Brent Jorgensen    

In La-La America, he could do that to the American flag & people would be affixed to their I-Phone & text messages & barely care. In Brazil, you do that & they want blood.

795 days ago
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John    

He apologized to the fans and they accepted. Just tmz blowing things out of proportion again to make it sound good.

795 days ago
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Marsha    

Its a work ya ****ing muppets. Grow up and get a job

795 days ago
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katedeannn    

what everyone may not realize or remember is that jericho has been in the wrestling business for years. back about 10 years ago, this would just be another heel (bad guy) move. jericho is from that era so regardless of how the WWE is now, all he was doing was playing up to his character. was it over the top? not really. but should he have done his research maybe on whether or not doing that to the Brazilian flag was a crime? probably. it was a simple mistake that he sincerely apologized for and is now being punished for it. mistakes happen. and just for the record, jericho is one of the nicest guys you'll probably ever meet and he would never disrespect a nation on purpose. people really need to chill out about this.

795 days ago
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not stupid    

for all those who say "stupid american"...Jericho is Canadian...do your research

795 days ago
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LadyN    

When WWE was privately owned, they encouraged this type of thing. Anyone remember Shawn Michaels blowing his nose on the Canadian Flag (in a feud with Bret Hart)? It was actually done for heat many, many times in many countries. Jericho was just playing the heel and WWE would have done nothing if it weren't for the fact that they are now publicly owned and have to answer for their actions to stockholders. Vince couldn't care less about any flag. He's all about shock value. Don't blame Chris for doing what wrestling heels do (and which I am sure WWE was aware that he would do).. Would an actor be arrested if he did the same thing in a movie or a TV show? That's what Jericho was doing. ACTING. He isn't stupid by any means. He's college educated and a successful writer among other things. He was just doing what wrestlers do and that was getting the crowd to turn on him by playing up to their sense of patriotism. He apologized and that should have been the end of it and would have been if Vince wasn't so afraid of his stockholders.

795 days ago
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frodis    

First off it wrestling. It's all for show. The crowd should have known that. BUT... if that were America , I doubt our people would have reacted the same. Liberal fans would have cheered I'm sure. Sad.

795 days ago
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JFetch    

It's not real people. His band Fozzy goes on a UK tour in two weeks. This was how they wrote him off tv.

795 days ago
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Jordan    

How Angry would America be if lets say someone from Yemen video taped themselves at the world trade center memorial and crmbled up the American flag threw it on the ground and kicked it and then claimed it was for entertainment purposes would American citizens be angry and outranged. For the ones that are lying how fun is it for you to go through airport security.

795 days ago
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Jordan    

He had no choice to appologize because Canadian and US embassy's would not have seen it as a entertainment prank and neither country would have lifted a finger to help him out.

795 days ago
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Dan    

Chris was playing a heel role and trying to drum up heat. It wasn't done out of a personal disrespect for the Brazil flag. On top of that, for those who are saying "stupid American" he is CANADIAN.

LET'S NOT FORGET AS WELL THAT bRAZIL TURNS A BLIND EYE TO KIDS BEING KILLED IN THE STREETS. BRAZIL IS A S***BAG COUNTRY WITH S***BAG PEOPLE.

795 days ago
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Bridget    

This LIBERAL (for those who keep bringing us up) had American flags proudly displayed on my porch and someone stole them yesturday. I am still pretty angry about it. So I can understand the Brazilian peoples reaction seeing their flag treated like that.


But I have seen Chis Jericho on a couple things and he seems like a very nice guy. I don't think he ment anything at all by it. He was just playing a charecter. He apologized. People need to relax and move on.

795 days ago
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