Monday, March 28, 2011
Announcer Didn't Make WWE GLAAD
So you might have heard the news a couple of weeks ago about GLAAD ( The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) teaming up with WWE to end homophobic slurs in wrestling (good luck with that)...Well, it seems that one of their most famous announcers didn't get that memo either. Michael Cole called fellow announcer, Josh Mathews, a fa**ot on Twitter (it wasn't edited), and then deleted it right after. He then tweeted an apology, but the damage was already done. A rep for WWE told TMZ, "WWE has alerted GLAAD to the situation and spoken to Michael Cole about his post. He has removed it and apologized for using hateful language. Michael will be included in the training session being done by GLAAD. WWE takes this very seriously and is against discrimination of any kind based on sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or other." No word from GLAAD yet. I, for one, take gay rights very seriously and I don't think gay slurs are okay coming from anybody.
Thank you to TMZ for this story.