CM Punk’s blatant display of his pro-abortion stance might not be such a good idea, according to Dutch Mantell.
In the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, Punk arrived in the arena wearing a shirt that proudly proclaimed “Abortion rights are human rights!”. While the straight-edge superstar was in the commentary box during a spectacular fight between Hangman Page and Konosuke Takeshita, it was Punk’s shirt that got the lion’s share of the attention.
This sparked a debate on the internet as netizens fiercely argued over the concept.
In a recent episode of Sportskeeda Smack Talk, Dutch Mantell shared his perspective on the incident. According to him, it was a slippery slope for CM Punk, especially in the professional wrestling industry.
“You have to look at mixing politics with this because, maybe not this one but it can backfire on you (…) I say it doesn’t backfire on him, maybe it backfires … (pause) It probably won’t, because wrestling fans, they’re different anyway.” (43:25 -43:51)
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Dutch Mantell’s warning seems to have already come true, as Jaxson Ryker apparently took issue with Punk’s posting.
While many seem to agree with the importance of choice regarding abortion, a number of people are also against the message on Punk’s shirt. One of those opposing people turned out to be Jaxson Ryker, a former WWE star.
Ryker recently took to Twitter to express his views on the incident, though he did not name CM Punk. He went on to say that the baby also had “human rights”, which are taken away from him in the event of an abortion.
“How is wearing an ‘Abortion rights are human rights’ shirt on a live human rights TV booth? To abort a baby is to take away the rights of This living, breathing child. Really sad. This baby has rights. He’s a human. Jesus changes hearts. Jesus we need you,” Jaxson Ryker tweeted.
So far, the comments section of Ryker’s tweet has been flooded with pro-abortion people. Although Punk hasn’t engaged with him on social media regarding this tweet, only time will tell if the incident turns into a full-scale argument.
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