Expressing his disapproval with North Carolina’s Amendment One on Monday morning, Punk tweeted a message in support of gay marriage being legalized in the state.
Amendment One passed last night, basically shutting the door on gay marriage in North Carolina as it defines marriage in the state constitution as being between a man and a woman.
Punk wrote, “Amendment 1 is ridiculous. It’s an invasion of people’s rights. North Carolina, why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love? Same sex marriage should be legal. The fact that it’s illegal is embarrassing.”
He continued, “Divorce rate is at least 50% between men and women, so don’t give me the values angle. Making same sex marriage illegal is the same as having segregated drinking fountains. Embarrassing. The human race is embarrassing. #evolve.”
A British user took issue with Punk’s beliefs, writing, “Man was meant for woman, and even the thought of homo’s make me sick.”
Punk responded with, “Kill yourself.”
He also advised another fan who disagreed with him to “drink bleach.”
Following WWE RAW, the WWE Champ issued an apology.
“I was pretty worked up today. The amendment 1 situation had me all wound up. I stand by my thoughts on gay marriage 100%. How I defended that stance was 100% wrong. I admit it. You can’t stoop to others levels. Sometimes I fight fire with fire and it isn’t ways the best way,” he said.
“To @ezeekay: I apologize. I don’t want you to kill yourself. I want you to better yourself. Just as I want to better myself. I’ll start by being the better man and once again, apologize for my harsh reaction to your opinion of homosexuals making you ‘sick.’”
“Sorry y’all. If I let anybody down, I apologize. I’ll make it up to ya and move forward with a better understanding of others feelings.#pma.”
- NORTH CAROLINA AMENDMENT 1: NC Marriage Amendment Passes (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- “Kill yourself”: Wrestler CM Punk’s chilling response to British fan in row over gay marriage (mirror.co.uk)
- WWE News: CM Punk Offers His Apologies After Telling Fan to Kill Himself (bleacherreport.com)
- “I want you to better yourself”: WWE champion CM Punk admits he was “100% wrong” as he apologises for telling British fan on Twitter to “kill yourself” (mirror.co.uk)