“I guess we’re all a little racist,” Hulk Hogan allegedly said in a racist, N-word-ridden commentary caught on tape.
World Wrestling Entertainment has scratched all things Hogan from its websites and online stories after an audio recording of the professional wrestler’s racist rant during a sex tape was heard by officials.
The racist comments were discovered because Terry Bollea (otherwise known as Hogan) is set to go to trial with Gawker Media, which posted excerpts of the sex tape in 2012.
During pillow talk with Heather Clem, the wife of his former friend Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, Hogan unleashed a bigoted attack, confiding in Clem of his frustrations with his daughter Brooke.
"She is making some real bad decisions now," Hulk said. "My daughter Brooke jumped sides on me. I spent $2-3 million on her music career, I’ve done everything like a jack*** for her.”
The body builder then laments the assumption that a “black billionaire guy” offered to fund Brooke’s music career and subsequently tries to justify his racial hatred.
"I don’t know if Brooke was f***ing the black guy’s son," Hulk said. "I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f***ing n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever."
The wrestling star continued, "I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f**k some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!”
Early Friday morning, Hogan’s name, image and merchandise were scrapped from WWE.com. He has been removed from the Hall of Fame page and when you go to his bio the message reads “you are not authorized to access this page.”
Hogan’s lawyer confirmed he has split ways with WWE.
In response to the firing, Hogan posted a tweet in light of the controversy on Friday morning.
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 24, 2015
By Friday afternoon, the born-again Christian released this statement as a sorry attempt of an apology:
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.
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