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WWE figure apologizes for anti-gay slur
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2011-03-30

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) commentator Michael Cole has apologized for an anti-gay slur he posted on Twitter, according to TWNPNews.com .

Cole called announcer Josh Mathews a "faggot" in response to Matthews writing "Chicago!," the host city of the March 28 episode of WWE Raw. "I apologize to any and all who were offended by my tweet toward young Josh Mathews," Cole wrote. "It was obviously not meant the way it was taken." He later added, "I was not ordered to apologize I said I am sorry because I am. Now can I get back to being a character again please?"

This development followed the WWE announcing that it is partnering with GLAAD after the former organization received complaints about some comments from wrestler John Cena that people have interpreted as anti-gay, according to ProWrestling.com .

In a statement, GLAAD said it was first made aware of Cena's comment following the Feb. 21 broadcast of WWE Raw; during the show, Cena mocked Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's film roles by rapping, "He wore lipstick in Get Shorty, and rocked a skirt for The Game Plan. ... Just don't go racing to Witch Mountain, Rock, cause your mountain is Brokeback." GLAAD added, "We reached out to WWE Incorporated, which responded swiftly and positively."


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