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- A WWE representative issued the following statement to TMZ regarding the CM Punk homophobic slur:

“WWE does not condone this type of language or bias and we reinforce that with our talent who are independent contractors.”

– CM Punk responded to the controversy on Twitter with the following:

“I’m glad TMZ posted that video because everybody needs to be held accountable for their bullshit, me included. What I said was bullshit. …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.”

  • elvisD

    Glaad, is that really an organization? It seems like everything is gay in the world, tv, movies, music, look around you, in everyday things you will see it a little more gay than in was yesterday, now you want us to be sensitive to what i have to say? THATS FUCKING GAY, not a slur, just saying if something looks homo like lets say Billy Gunn, then its homo, why are you offended? Are you not a Homo?sexual? If you answered yes to both of these you might be gay, but thats cool because there are some people that are GLAAD you are gay and have your back, LITERALLY!!! so please don’t cry, dry your eyes, your mascara will be running down your face you priceless fairy, and remember, glee will be on next week, so be fabulous you wonderful Homo’s, AIDS is just a gay bar away, toodles!!!!!

  • Devil_Rising

    *sigh* The idiot who was obviously OVERLY into the show, and probably OVERLY a mark who doesn’t realize wrestling is a show, not real, gets in Punk’s face, he calls the guy and homo and says he has a vagina. So what? That doesn’t make Punk homophobic, or a hater. It just made him damn funny putting that dumb fan down.

  • Valo487

    They really blew this out of proportion. Matt Damon calls firefighters homos in The Departed and no one cared because he was playing a character. So why is a heel held to a different standard?

    And also, “Independent Contractors.” What a damn joke.

  • rko

    @wrestlingay

    The world is upside down because nancyboy pc tards who decide to get offended for everyone.

    It’s okay to use the word “Whitey” or something the depicts the color of a Caucasian’s skin, but using the term “negro” is offensive to blacks, yet the word defines the color black.

  • JD

    I can’t tell if these comments are supposed to be offensive because they’re so anti-gay or because they’re so anti-grammar.

  • Asero

    -> If they can take a dick, they should be able to take a joke… geez!

  • Andy

    Most of the people that have been posting on this topic are the reason I lose faith in humanity. You sit here and try to rationalize why its OK to degrade people based on someone else’s sexual orientation. Sure, we all called our friends “homo’s” or “fags”…when we were twelve. It’s time to grow up folks. Sure – they may just be words to those of us who are not gay – but think about all of the people who are gay who these words effect. You say gay people are soft? I dare you to walk up to a black person and call them the “N” word, and then say “what’s the matter, its only a word.” You think they aren’t going to have the same reaction that the gay community has to these hateful terms being used? I GUARANTEE that every single person posting on this has some word, or phrase- whatever it may be, that effects them. CM Punk himself apologized for this, on his own accord. And don’t try to say that WWE made him – he has been an advocate for gay rights for a long time.

    And before all the “bro’s” on this website start – no, I am not gay. But hey – since they’re “only words” why not throw em all at me.

    Or, maybe you could all grow the fuck up.

  • Uk-killer

    Fuck fags(no homo) This society is gone crazy let people be people ps that crocodile duNdee is a homo

  • WrestlingIsGay

    I’m tired of this; they’re still niggers, coons, jigaboos or however you want to slice it.

    The PC police have gotten way out of hand, as for Punk apologizing
    he said what he meant, stick with it

    I’m white, if a man said he racist, I would rather he be up front about it, than putting up smokescreens, show me who you really are, that way I know how to deal with you.

    Just like what I said at the start of this post, I’m against niggers, but I’m not going to beat someone because they’re black nor will I taunt them with name calling, the words I used earlier is to make a point

    Its just that I remember not too long ago saying nigger or coon was not taboo, these days the word shit is permitted but nigger is blocked out on some TV programs

    Things are upside down now

  • king of the south

    being gay is a bad thing “duh ” really is that even a question ?

  • mark

    hes apologised now, he made a mistake. that should be the end of it.

  • Marvin

    I’m tired of this; their still fags, homos, back door plungers
    or however you want to slice it.

    The PC police have gotten way out of hand, as for Punk apologizing
    he said what he meant, stick with it

    I’m black, if a man said he racist, I would rather he be up front about it, than putting up smokescreens, show me who you really are, that way I know how to deal with you.

    Just like what I said at the start of this post, I’m against homosexuality, but I’m not going to beat someone because they’re gay nor will I taunt them with name calling, the words I used earlier is to make a point

    Its just that I remember not too long ago saying fag or homo was not taboo, these days the word shit is permitted but fag is blocked out on some TV programs

    Things are upside down now

  • Ryan

    why would punk apologize if he is leaving? im just saying…by the looks of things wwe might of offered him something big to stay

  • 2ratedrko2

    Gays suck. It’s not ok to be different.

  • Wellsy

    Good God, there are some pretty stupid people on this site.

  • CenaSucks

    wow, Punk actually apolgises, sad day when Punk is forced to say sorry. Fuck that shit.

    Thank god the likes of Rock were around before this day and age, they would never be able to cut those epic promos in this day and age because everyone fucking bitches and crys for everything

  • Marky Mark

    Lulz – Punk, pwned that fucking twink

  • dan

    i speak for all when i say the guy cm punk was talking to is a HOMO its a fucking joke people cant insult anyone anymore… kids/ cry babies who cry over being called a homo are part of the reason wrestling in wwe is PG… GROW UP U FAGGOTS! its only words jesus!

  • Dick Cockwrinkle

    As an Aussie myself I can tell ya Homo is nothin compared to our real insults. Shit we make up words just to insult each other. Laugh fags if ya can take a dick you can take a joke.

  • Jason

    Gone are the days of Jerichos’ “Assclown” and Triple H’s “Jackwad”. I sincerely miss the days when “talent” could speak more and not be worried about offending people.

    And to top it all off he even admitted he screwed up instead of hiding the fact. Props to Punk for that even though he should have known better.

  • Bill

    At least Punk apologized.

  • Soulshroude

    Nothing like a queer being “butt hurt” over negative comments. Blah…

  • ejjigga

    @ Kurt Angle

    You really need to come up with stronger passwords.

  • kurt angle

    cm punk sucks and need to fucking die right now

  • Nick

    They have all been known as independent contractors for several years now.

  • Justin

    @finallythekingjoins in

    Very interesting observation. It really appears that, while his suspension is a work, he is probably not coming back, and WWE is teetering on the verge of him just not being employed by them anymore.

  • Freakzilla

    Looks like all the fat people are out in unison tonight. Although have to agree gay people are soft. The slur is used to depict someone who is soft, a whoos, a nancy boy, a fairy etc. Pretty accurate judging by the furore this has created.

  • lazlo woodbine

    Did anyone else read the comment by deva and immediately assume that they were a child? That is some prepubescent reasoning right there.

  • In Grind We Crust

    PC Crybabies all over the place.

  • IchiroVader

    I miss the good ol’ days of taking someone down a notch by calling them a fag or a homo. It had nothing to do with actual sexual preference, it just meant you were less of a man. Oh well.

  • JD

    Serious question…. Why is it wrong to call someone a homo, but the wwe had no problem calling Mickie James fat and still have lawler make fun of Vicki guerrero…? Its really annoying that gays are so god damn sensitive but fat jokes are allowed. It’s bullshit

  • JIR

    well punk spoke the truth again everyone has to be accountable for their actions

  • The Homo

    @Kevin As a homosexual man I’m offended. Leave us fags alone.

  • deva

    people should start using the word homosexual instead of homo or fag , give that word the insult power, so then wen homosexual people complain or those people who get offended complain, then they will be saying that a homosexual is bad, Hence meaning u turn the tables on them and they are the ones insulting , because they are saying homesexual is a bad thing.

  • Kevin

    I think its a damn shame that the guy in the crowd can call Punk a bunch of names and he cant say what he wants its bullshit and its gay!!!

  • CM Mark

    Ironic how RAW was all about free speech tonight…lol.

  • Effmenow

    The creator of TMZ is a “homo”

    FACT.

  • Visonary Journalist

    @ kevin. Next on TmZ news a wwe wrestling report site causes local writer kevin to blurt out the slur homo in front of thousands of people round world. We dont know what the hell were talking about but this is damn sure entertaining. Lmao

  • Kevin

    Whatever happened to freedom of speech??? Damn homo’s

  • rko

    Punk could have used homosexual to get his point across and still gotten heat for it.

  • finallythekingjoinsin

    Btw did anyone notice that wwe made a point to say Punk was a independant contractor or however they put it

  • Ron

    I have to wonder if that’s really how Punk feels or if that’s what WWE forced him to say.

  • CiB

    No, deva. It’s because the term “homo” has become an insult, in a way that the term “homosexual” isn’t. This is due to homophobic people using homo as a homophobic slur.

    See, Punk didn’t use the term “homosexual”, he was using the term “homo”, as an insult, thus making himself look homophobic. Hence, offence.

  • deva

    so you see calling a person a “Homosexual” is now degrading and can hurt peoples feelings, by this sense this means being gay is bad thing

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