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WWE Champ CM Punk

Rape Jokes Ain't Funny

A.W. Deserved Firing

8/16/2012 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WWE Champion CM Punk believes Vince McMahon was RIGHT to fire Abraham Washington ... because rape jokes are not funny and have no place in the WWE.

TMZ spoke with the wrestling champ on his way in to Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills last night where he made it clear ... A.W.'s crack about Kobe Bryant during a live WWE event was definitely grounds for termination.

"I don't like to see anybody lose their job," Punk told us ... but says axing someone over a rape joke is "justified."

TMZ broke the story ... WWE fired A.W. last week, claiming it wasn't just the Kobe joke that cost him his job ... A.W. was habitually exhibiting "poor judgement."

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31.

A    

Yet, the people who actually do this stuff seem to still be famous **chris brown for beating Rihanna**. They all need to go away and be fired.

767 days ago
32.

Kevin roulette     

But I guess having a man who did rape a lady in the wwe hall of fame is ok . Mike Tyson . The joke was bad but come on double standard

767 days ago
33.

ohreally    

America is amazing. You can depict gruesome crime scenes on shows. Air shows about rape, and sex abuse (SVU). You can show people getting gutted and their throats slit with blood pouring into a cup so you can summon a demon (Supernatural). You can air a commercial suggesting a three way double penetration between a woman and two men (that Liquid Plumber double action commercial -youtube it).

Yet when one person makes a rape joke, the hats go off.

The hypocrisy of this nation. Smh

767 days ago
34.

Jeremy    

Punk flip flops on everything...one week he calls a guy a flaming ***got in the crowd on video...next week he says people who are against gays are stupid. Wonder what he'll say next--oh yeah Abraham should be rehired because the Kobe joke was just humor!

766 days ago
35.

ezeekaY    

Yep telling me to 'Kill Myself' on twitter isn't funny either..

766 days ago
36.

Iluvmeee    

Thanks CM Punk for stating the obvious.

766 days ago
37.

justme    

Rape is never funny!!

765 days ago
38.

logan    

tmz is a joke and why are ppl so up in arms wat u accept him to say i mean really.... ohhhh no it was wrong

765 days ago
39.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Rape jokes are bad. Rich ball players getting away with rape is worse. Killing a human being is the worst.
Fcuk you, Vince McMahon!


R.I.P Owen Hart

764 days ago
40.

annamarie dodge    

Ok, so rape jokes are not funny, i cant agree more, so you think its ok that abraham washington gets fired for a joke that was inappropriate, why then was big show allowed to stay for making the same rape joke?? because he brings more money into wwe...lining vince mc mahons pockets? where abraham washington was not as popular so there was no great loss in firing him? What a crock....i mean really...this has nothing to do with how offensive the rape joke is but how much money and popularity the individual brings to wwe. This really shows how pathetic vince mc mahon really is....this is an all time low.

746 days ago
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