Monday, October 25, 2021

Hulk Hogan on N-Word Rant: ‘It Was Unacceptable…I Apologize’; New Audio Surfaces (Listen)

Hulk Hogan attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City
Hulk Hogan attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City

*Hulk Hogan has released a statement addressing the multiple reports that he used racial slurs on a sex tape made nearly a decade ago.

“Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation,” he said in a statement to ABC News. “It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it.”

He continued, “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. It is not who I am. I continue to work every day to improve as a person, and this matter is an important learning experience for me in that regard. As a result I am resigning from my contractual relationship with the WWE.”

Hogan’s statement came after the WWE’s released a statement this morning saying it had “terminated his contract.”

“WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide,” the company stated.

Along with the alleged slurs on the sex tape, audio also surfaced today from a 2012 radio interview where Hogan uses the n-word on the DJ Whoo Kid radio show when asked by the DJ about his past use of the word “brother” for years while in the WWF, now known as WWE.

The conversation turned to other wrestlers like Booker T using the n-word at Hogan in the past on live TV. Hogan then repeated what Booker T, and such rap artists as The Game, Birdman and Lil Wayne would say to him, when he lived in Miami.

Hogan, 61, uses the n-word over and over to explain how the rappers said it to him.  He then admitted that he started saying it back to them, confused as to why he would get flack for saying it back if they were calling him that.

“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?’” he says in the audio.

Listen below (N-word talk begins at the 2 min. mark):

DJ Whoo Kid tweeted about the situation, writing “nothing racist about that @HulkHogan 2012 interview I did. He was just explaining the usage of the Nword amongst his rapper friends and WWF … to me @HulkHogan is the coolest and will always be the reason why I watched professional wrestling #legend.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I told y’all that white folks will stick together when it comes down to it. The hilarity of the situation is beyond many ride or day Cosby lynchers. We should create a t-chart to compare and contrast the differences and then hold classes on how to stick together. Until we unify, well keep having the same issues.

  2. I am tired if closet racists being who they are in private, then having to apologize for it in public. This idiots admits he was “kind of a racist”, then back peddles with a crafted PR statement claiming what he says goes against his beliefs. He contradicts his own damn self. Whatever.

  3. At the end of the day, we know the white man will still have his way and get away with most of the abusive shit they do to us. But I still take some brief amusement from seeing them having to grovel for a while. Remember Imus, how he had to went crawling to Al Sharpton to intercede on his behalf? Of course, in the end, he was back on the air like nothing ever happened. But times may be changing. So we will see how Hogan will fare.

    • This is true, but with Hulk ,to me, it was less about the comment and more of how strong his obvious disgust of his daughter dating a black man. But you make a valid point. I mean, he can dislike the fact that his daughter likes black men, but he seemed disgusted by it — that sent a different vibe.

      • I truly understand and you make a valid point.
        My Dad did not want any of his children to date and/or marry anyone that was not Black; at least not his daughters. He did not mind his sons dating non-Blacks, but for his daughters, it was a DEFINITE no no! We have a rainbow in my family and my Dad was not pleased.

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