Hulk Hogan fired by WWE after tape with racial slurs surfaces

24 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hulk Hogan ‘terminated’ by WWE.

The company did not give a reason, but issued a statement saying it is “committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.” World Wrestling Entertainment has fired Hulk Hogan and removed all traces of him from its website after a radio interview from 2012 surfaced where he used a racial slur several times.

The disgraced wrestler’s contract was ended after detailed emerged of an astonishing rant allegedly caught on camera on a sex tape which is now the centre of a $100 million lawsuit. In the tape, the star is said to launch into a bigoted attack, including several uses of the n-word, as he reportedly discussed his daughter Brooke and accused her of sleeping with a black man. 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?’ ” Though the interview is three years old, it resurfaced online late Thursday and quickly went viral. I spent $2 to 3million on her music career, I’ve done everything like a jackass for her.” “I don’t know if Brooke was f****** the black guy’s son,” Hogan is accused of saying. “I mean, I don’t have double standards. He is alleged to have said: “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*** some n*****, I’d rather have her marry an eight-foot-tall n***** worth a hundred million dollars.

The only response from Hogan so far has come in a tweet. “In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. When searching for Hogan’s profile online and attempting to access it that way, an error message appears which reads: “You are not authorised to access this page.” There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a “racial tirade”, although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as “a rumour going round”. An audio clip has surfaced online in which Hogan repeatedly uses the n-word during an interview discussing his early career and the use of the word on screen, although it appears this is from around 2012 and not the incident leading to the controversy. Whilst his position – and the reasons behind his apparent exit – are unclear, he has also been removed from the Tough Enough and Hall of Fame sections of the website.

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