WWE wrestler John Cena

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has apologised for anti-gay remarks by one of its wrestlers and has committed itself to opposing homophobia.

In a February 21 broadcast of WWE Raw, wrestler John Cena taunted Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with a rap song which suggested that Johnson is gay; calling him a “Fruity Pebble” and telling Johnson not to “go racin’ to ‘Witch Mountain,’ Because your mountain is ‘Brokeback.'”

In a February 28 episode, Cena also insinuated that another wrestler, The Miz, and his male wrestling partner are gay and are a couple.

After the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) contacted WWE, the organisation assured GLAAD that such incidents will not happen again.

“WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents,” said WWE 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 apologise to them for these incidents.”

GLAAD welcomed the statement and said that it was looking forward to developing its relationship with WWE.

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