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GLAAD Takes Offense With WWE's John Cena

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and World Wrestling Entertainment have launched a new partnership after a series of offensive raps from John Cena on Monday Night Raw.

On Feb. 21, Cena addressed The Rock by saying, “Just don’t go racing to Witch Mountain, Rock, cause your mountain is Brokeback.”

One week later on Raw, Cena called out the WWE Champion “The Miz,” and dropped another homophobic line by rapping, “Do you really want to look back years from now and realize you shared your legacy with another man?! ….Wait don’t answer that.”

“WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents,” the WWE said 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. We are very much looking forward to developing our relationship with WWE, and we thank them both for hearing our message loud and clear, and for planning to send an anti-bullying message of their own.”

As a result, the WWE is working on a campaign that’s targeted towards ending bullying due to someone’s sexual preference.

So much for the PG-Era in the WWE.

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