Hulk Hogan Dropkicked by WWE For Use of Racial Language
July 24, 2015 – World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reportedly cut all ties with famed wrestler Hulk Hogan after a controversial audio clip began circulating online in which the Hulkster jokes about being called “nigga” by his black friends but not being able to use the term himself. Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) was erased from the WWE Hall of Fame and his merchandise yanked from the organization’s online store Thursday night. Hogan was also removed from judging the wrestling reality show Tough Enough.
The audio clip thought to be the issue is from a 2012 radio appearance that aired on Eminem’s Sirius XM radio station Shade 45. In the interview with Whoo Kid, the DJ brought up how the Hulk calls everyone “brother” then asks if anyone ever called him “my n-gga.” Hogan recalled a Booker T interview in 1996 when his fellow wrestler said, “Hulk Hogan, we comin for you, n-gga.”
Hogan thentells Whoo Kid about hanging with rappers while living in Miami:
“And everybody down there—Lil Wayne, Birdman—they’re all calling me ‘n-gga,’ and then I started sayin’ it. And I always said it, but now all of a sudden I get heat when I say it, and they say, ‘Hogan, you can’t say that,’ so I say, ‘Why can they say it to me then?’”
The full clip can be heard here:
Hulk Hogan is getting his mea culpas out today via Twitter:
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH
While there are scores of people piling on the buff bandana man, there are also many coming to his defense, observing that his tone in the interview was clearly one of “brotherhood,’ “humor” and “affection.”
You make the call. Were Hulk Hogan’s comments Funny or Offensive? VOTE AND COMMENT NOW!