Looks like Hulkamania won’t be running wild on anyone anytime soon brother. Yes, the man who’s been telling his fellow Hulkamaniacs to say their prayers and eat its vitamins throughout the years apparently forgot to tell his fanbase that Mr. American can be a “little racist;” just like the rest of us. Those words comes from a tirade of bigoted insults now made public after The National ENQUIRER (of all media outlets) leaked a secretly recorded conversation the WWE legend had about his daughter Brooke sleeping with a guy who was an African-American. In the article, Hogan uses the phrase “F—king N*gger” several times during his heated rant about his daughter making bad choices in life and I guess one those “bad choices” was dealing with an Afro-American Negro; that is unless he’s “8-foot- tall and worth a hundred million dollars.” This story immediately became a trending topic of Twitter with the hashtag #HulkHogan, some like basketball great Dennis Rodman, stood by the Hulkster’s side stating Hogan’s not racist.
I wonder if Rodman is aware of what Hogan said about you basketball N*ggers, I mean players. Moving on, the former “Hogan Knows Best” star reached out to People Magazine and issued a public apology for what many are calling his “inexcusable” remarks:
“Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it. This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”
Because of Hogan’s insensitive comments having gone widespread, WWE owner Vince McMahon (who’s also hurled the infamous N-word) terminated Hogan’s contract effective immediately. Hogan was also removed from the WWE online website and is no longer listed on its Hall of Fame list. As if that wasn’t bad enough for the famed wrestler born Terry Bollea, Forbes.com reports the Hogan controversy cost caused shares of WWE to plummet almost %4 to $16.60, swiping about $50 million from shareholders. Hogan has been a target of media scrutiny over the past several years ranging from his nasty divorce from his ex-wife Linda, to his son Nick being convicted of felony reckless driving involving serious bodily injury, daughter Brooke’s flopping singing career, to a $100 million dollar lawsuit with Gawker Media surrounding what else—a sex tape. Ironically, it is this exact sex tape which involves Hogan’s racist slurs with then girlfriend Heather Clem. Now let me tell you what I think about this whole Hogan fiasco, Brother!
“Let me tell you something Mean Gene!” Though I completely understand Hogan’s comments were unacceptable, brash, and downright hateful, he was being secretly recorded and has never made these “racist” statements publicly. To me, he sounded like a frustrated father who admittedly said he invested $2 to 3 million dollars in hopes that his daughter’s singing career would take off. He should have known better; but hey, “Hogan knows best?” This situation is erringly similar to the furor involving former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, when he made inflammatory comments he made towards African-Americans while unknowingly being recorded by girlfriend V. Stiviano. The recording resulted in Sterling having to sell his franchise to current owner MicroSoft’s Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. So far Hogan has virtually been eradicated from all things WWE; and one can only hope what lies ahead for the former wrestling great. As far as everyone calling Hogan a racist, do I really need to school you of what a racist really is? If anything, even though some say he was trying to justify his rant, he’s right in saying there’s a little bit prejudice and bigotry [racist] in all of us. Again, I’m not justifying Hogan for doing his best Chet Walker impression on how many times he can say the N-word, but what do think many whites AND blacks say behind closed doors and amongst friends? Bigotry and prejudice exist amongst us all and Hogan is no different. Let’s not even begin to mention how many times some of you Negroes give this “hood or G pass” to many aspiring white artists even down to neighborhood hang-a-longs who “act black” and use the N-word. If y’all are going to have a problem with your so-called oppressor [Hogan] dropping a profuse amount of N-bomb’s in private, than you should be just us as upset when we ourselves do it uncontrollably in public! But I know, it’s different when we say it; my n*gga. It’s a term of endearment for us. Then please explain to me brother, what is a “F**k N*gga” then because I can assure you it’s not an “endearing” phrase.
I strongly believe Hogan will get the Negro hand of fellowship from some public figure (right now it’s Rodman) that many other blacks will call a Coon, just like when Paula Deen made her comeback to television on The Steve Harvey Show after losing several endorsement deals following her N-bomb controversy. So if there’s anything to possibly complain about, it should be how when white public figures fall and become defamed in anyway, they’re able to bounce back and usually carry on a steady career. On the other hand, when black public figures make mistakes they become the proverbial poster child of everything that is wrong with America. People [fans] are unforgivable, their careers become virtually unrepairable, and their consistently reminded of their past indiscretions. Don’t believe me just look no further to Michael Vick.
Dog lovers-a-mania is still running wild on him.
Peace and blessings y’all