WWE performer John Cena attacked Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during a February broadcast by calling him a “fruity pebble” and throwing in a Brokeback Mountain line, which really wasn’t an insult to gay people, but to WWE’s viewing audience, because jesus Cena, that insult rap was pathetic. Especially from a man who wrestles other men while oiled up and wearing a Speedo. But it was enough to formulate frowns at the GLAAD factory! The group says it “contacted WWE executives and explained the problem after receiving our first reports. They then spoke to John Cena and the show’s writers. We have been assured that not only will such incidents not happen again, WWE intends to reach out to their adolescent audience, with messages aimed making it clear that bullying someone with homophobic taunts or for their perceived sexual orientation is wrong.” Well I’ll be bodyslammed!
“WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents,” the organization says in a statement. “We are taking steps and working with GLAAD to ensure that our fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. We strongly value our fans in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and apologize to them for these incidents.”
Now who’s going to tell Vince McMahon?