Big Hulk Hogan news this weekend, and how often does one get to type that? Not often. Unfortunately for Mr. Terry Bollea AKA Hulk Hogan, none of the news is positive. It’s actually pretty bad. So bad that WWE fired him.
So what happened? Basically, a recording of Hogan surfaced from 2007 in which he expressed his, ah, distaste for black men, especially those possibly dating his daughter, Brooke Hogan. Here’s what he said, via Daily Mail:
‘I don’t know if Brooke was f**king the black guy’s son… I mean, I don’t have double standards.
‘I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f**king n****rs. But then when it comes to nice people and s**t, and whatever.’
‘I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f**k some n****r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n****r worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!
‘I guess we’re all a little racist. F***king n****r.’
Uhhh…yeah, so obviously, that kind of blatant racism isn’t really gonna fly with a lot of people. WWE realized this, fired his ass, and released this statement:
‘WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.
Meanwhile, daughter Brooke is doing her best version of damage control, which is actually coming off as unintentionally hilarious and out of something like Strangers with Candy. She decided the best way to express her thoughts was via poetry. She posted this long-ass poem on Facebook. I’ve included some of it:
If you knew the dad I knew,
you’d know his tender heart.
He’d never want to hurt his fans,
or family from the start.
If you knew my father,
you would know how hard he fought…
and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.
I mean come on.