John Cena's gay-insulting bravado prompts WWE to partner with GLAAD [video]

Posted by JD Uy
March 20, 2011 2:41 AM |

"It wasn't cause I was talking trash Rock,
I was talking truth.
You left us hanging high and dry
To play a fairy with a tooth.

And then you walk into this ring
And tell people that I'm lame man.
He wore lipstick in 'Get Shorty'
And rocked a skirt for the 'Game Plan.'

This 'Fruity Pebble' that you dealin' with
I'm not your average jabroni
I'm like a big purple pinwheel, Rock,
So go ahead a blow me.

But hang with me,
That's just absurd.
See, now you gotta tell you family
You just got schooled by Barney's turd.

No, wait. That's your material.
You can have your joke back.
Just don't go racin' to 'Witch Mountain,'
Because your mountain is 'Brokeback.'

No, wait. The Rocks' new movie
Is nothing like 'Walking Tall'
He spends the movie in a bowling alley
Polishing my balls....''

Part of a grandstanding rap by "pro wrestling" star John Cena. He was responding to comments made previously by actor and former wrestler Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson, who said Cena's colorful shirts made him look like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) was notified of the February 2011 peformance, and contacted World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to object to the langugage being used in front of the franchise's core, a supposedly family-friendly audience.

GLAAD received the following statement from WWE, with a pledge to decry bullying that includes anti-gay taunts.

"WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents. 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."

Google searches on John Cena and "gay" reveal a history of anti-gay taunts between wrestling fans -- with many commenters expressly calling Cena gay.

Cena has made similar gay-bating comments on air before against "rivals" like this one about Christian Cage and his wrestling partner, Tomko:

''You couldn't even cut it with the Brood
They put you on a shelf.
Gangrel was suckin' blood.
You was suckin' something else.

''There ain't no way
You can walk a mile in my shoes.
You went from swallowing blood
To blowing people's kazoos....

''You the clown with charisma.
Who are you the fight starter?
The only problem you solvin'
Is being Christian's life partner.''

Again with Cage and Tomko, he said:

''Word on the street is
Your peeps are weak.
And you and 'blackbeard'
Share a bedroom suite.

Yo, tonight
It's a chain gang showdown
Tonight's like you're sex life,
Your ass is going to go down.

''I go to the ring
When my game is calling.
You can pick my number,
You like playing with balls.''

And here in another rap battle:

''His style was whack,
I couldn't wait for it to end.
I got no wife.
But you got a boyfriend."

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