by Brian Phelps
Back in February 2012, CM Punk made media waves by calling out Chris Brown on twitter for his assault on Rihanna. Punk took Brown to task because he felt that Chris Brown thought his recent grammy win erased his past personal mistakes. He even challenged Chris Brown to a fight where the proceeds would go to charitable causes. Punk repeatedly made it clear that he doesn't like bullies and doesn't like men who beat up on women.
Now, here's the hypocrisy in CM Punk's behavior. In July 2012, only 5 months after Punk's beef with Chris Brown, the WWE hires convicted wife beater Charlie Sheen as the "social media ambassador" for the 1000th Episode of RAW. Here's the thing, CM Punk hasn't spoken out against Charlie Sheen. You'd think for a guy that is so passionate about his disdain for men that abuse women that he would have protested his own company's hiring of a convicted wife beater. Charlie Sheen has a 20 year rap sheet of abusing women. He accidentally shot his fiancee Kelly Preston in the arm in 1990. Ex-wife Denise Richards has said that Charlie Sheen threatened her and engaged in alcohol and drug abuse. In 2009 he was charged with assault on his now ex-wife Brooke Mueller (It was stated that Sheen pulled a knife on his wife). Coincidentally, he was charged with assaulting his then wife the same year that Chris Brown was charged with assaulting Rihanna (the incident that Punk attacked Brown over). What I also find interesting is that to my knowledge, Charlie Sheen has never really displayed much public remorse for his actions where as Chris Brown at least took the time to issue a public apology. Yet, CM Punk attacks Chris Brown but says nothing about Charlie Sheen. Why has CM Punk given Charlie Sheen a pass? CM Punk talked about how picking up trash on the side of the road doesn't mean Chris Brown paid for what he did to Rihanna. Funny thing is, to my knowledge, Charlie Sheen didn't even pick up trash lol. This is the hypocrisy of CM Punk. I'm not defending Chris Brown at all or Charlie Sheen. I'm just saying it's not right that CM Punk calls out Chris Brown for beating women, but doesn't say anything about convicted wife beater Charlie Sheen working for WWE. Where was CM Punk's fight challenge to Charlie Sheen? Where was CM Punk's defense of Sheen's ex-wives Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards? Don't get me wrong. I'm actually a fan of CM Punk, but I just have a problem with CM Punk's "selective" treatment on the issue.
This is also the hypocrisy of not only CM Punk's selective treatment towards men who beat women, but it's also a complete indictment of the WWE's "Be A Star" anti-bullying campaign. Does anyone else see the hypocrisy in WWE's "Be A Star" anti-bullying campaign and hiring a convicted wife beater?