About Last Night
12:27 AM CST, February 22, 2012
Leave it up to CM Punk to once again say what many of us have been thinking for a long time.
The vocal WWE Champion and Bucktown resident – who famously criticized WWE's decision makers on live TV last June and blurred the line between scripted and unscripted -- lashed out Monday at pop star Chris Brown – who Punk clearly hasn’t forgiven for his 2009 assault of Rihanna.
“I would like @chrisbrown (to) fight somebody that can defend themselves,” Punk tweeted. “Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment.”
Not one to shy away from a Twitter feud, Brown implied that Punk’s tweet was a publicity stunt. Brown also reminded us where we’re at in society when he resorted to criticizing Punk’s number of Twitter followers.
"@CMpunk needs more followers,” Brown wrote of Punk, who has over 600,000 followers. “He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him (to) pleasure a women. ... @CMpunk contact my assistant and I'll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!"
Clearly, Brown wasn’t very familiar with Punk -- which Brown himself later admitted. If Brown were, he would have known that, when it comes to physiques, Punk is more Vinny than Ronnie. And he would have been aware that Punk is a proud member of the Straight Edge lifestyle, which means he doesn’t use alcohol, drugs, pain killers or steroids.
(Punk has “STRAIGHT EDGE” tattooed on his stomach and “DRUG" and "FREE" inked on his knuckles.)
Punk would mention this Tuesday in his video response to Brown, but there would be no yelling into the camera or Mene Gene Okerlund holding a microphone in this 1 minute and 52 seconds-long clip. It's just Punk and his thoughts. Well, his thoughts, Miranda Lambert’s thoughts, Anderson Cooper's thoughts and possibly Jay-Z’s thoughts but probably not the Grammys thoughts.
“I don’t think Chris has paid for what he has done,” said Punk, who is no stranger to controversy or Twitter feuds himself. “Picking up trash on the side of a highway does not make amends for repeatedly striking a woman to her face and sending her to a hospital.”
“I just know that some day, somewhere, somehow, somebody will put Chris Brown exactly where he belongs. And it honestly doesn’t have to be me, I would just really like it to be.”
As you would expect, Brown responded to Punk’s comments.
“@CMPunk the video u just posted was cute! It's so funny how defensive u are,” tweeted the pot to the kettle. “…I really hope this 15 minutes of fame is paying you for the long run becuz music last forever! Wrestlers come and go according to ratings!”
Brown also tweeted #Notnopunks to his 8.1 million Twitter followers and managed to get the term trending nationally. He added "We got them #Notnopunks tshirts on deck!"
That's when ESPN personality and CM Punk fan Michelle Beadle decided to join the party and address Brown.
"I'll take a smedium in #entitleddelusionallipsyncingabuser Thanks," Beadle tweeted.
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