CM Punk Tells Homophobic Fan To "Kill Yourself," Another To "Drink Bleach"; British Publication Re-Posts CM Punk Yelling Homophobic Slur At WWE Live Event Last Summer

WWE Champion CM Punk has set off a firestorm with a Tweet he sent to a fan. In response to Punk's views on Amendment 1, a fan replied with a homophobic Tweet. Punk mentioned the fan's Tweet and responded by saying, "kill yourself."

Another fan scolded Punk for his comments and mentioned WWE's "Be-A-Star" anti-bullying campaign. Punk responded to them by writing, "hey moron, don't try to hide behind the be a star campaign. I am a star. I'm fighting bigots here. Zero tolerance." In response to another fan that disagreed with Punk, he told them to "drink bleach."

Mirror out of the United Kingdom picked up on the story and included footage of Punk hurling a homophobic slur at fans in Australia last summer. Below is the footage from a WWE live event on July 4, 2011 in Adelaide, Australia:

At the time, the comments caused considerable controversy and Punk issued the following apology:

I'm glad TMZ posted that video because everybody needs to be held accountable for their bulls---, me included. What I said was bulls---... 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.

  • Rob S.

    He almost slipped again at the WrestleMania 28 press conference in Miami.

  • Mike504saintswhodat

    It was when Punk was still a heel I am sure he was only staying in character and did not mean the stuff that he was saying but the fans were being very rude even for a hostle fan.

    • bruno

      he meant it. Look at his promos from the indies

  • nails

    I don't understand what the big deal is. It just trash talk.

    • Anand

      Why do people have to jump into situations like this and try to drag someone down? Punk handled it like a pro with an apology. Way to go!!!

      A point to note here is that – nobody is worrying about the comments in twitter posted by a fan that provoked punk to post whatever he did. Isnt the one who triggers you into doing stuff like this equally accountable? just because he is a prominent individual, doesnt mean he has to take all abuse lying face down…

  • Dave Barton

    Forgot how much Punk looked like Rick Rude when he had the slicked back hair & 'stache.

  • stoney

    Punk has been trash talking fans for years

  • Blazeking

    Straight Edge isn't a gimmick, it's a lifestyle. Punk is always straight edge with his thoughts and never did sugarcoat anything. Punk *was* being a star & sticking up for the homosexuals because they are people too. Sexual preference should have no bearing on a person's character and those asshats Punk was responding to don't understand that. Probably because they were brainwashed with those ideas from their irresponsible parents.

    • PikaPal4ever

      sexual preference has a lot to do with a person's character. There's a reason homosexuals are discriminated against, and it's a shame the world is so sensitive about it. Obviously, punk's apology was fake, and I lost a lot of respect for him today.

  • Whammaster

    Jeez, if i had footage of JBL destroying fans at ringside, WWE would be under a shit ton of lawsuits from stupid organizations against all this crap.

    Punk was a heel, he did what EVERY SINGLE HEEL HAS EVER DONE. I do not see a reason to re-post the video to go along with his current comments that are out of line for his character.

  • sharky1992

    I like punk. He's prob just in character, and if not then he must've been provoked. Leave him be, he is the best in the world!

  • Terra Ryzing

    I don't blame Punk for his comments. It's crazy that in the year 2012 people are still thinking this obtuse.

  • proud

    That video is nothing, people here in Australia always tease people in Adelaide for sleeping with their cousin and Adelaide people have grown a thick skin for it. What CM Punk said was so mild that the only people kicking up a stink were politically correct Americans

  • Levi Aldebol

    Bottom line, it's the guy who made the homophobic slur in the first place who should be held accountable. Punk was just sticking up for the gay community. Nothing wrong with that.

    • Erik Draven

      I guess that "freedom of speech" only applies if no one can hear you. Hey, everyone says things that five minutes later, they wish could be taken back. Unfortunately, when you're in the public eye, it's a lot harder to do. I applaud Punk for taking the high road and apologizing, instead of saying he was misquoted or some other B.S. like some people do.

  • bettysteve

    l like what punk said at adelaide last year, (l'm from adelaide and l wasn't offended by his comments then, and l am not offended now.) Some peeps should have a teaspoon full of cement and harden the fcuk up. yeah?!