Professional wrestling body WWE fired wrestler Hulk Hogan after audio leaked of him on a racist tirade in 2007, in which he uses the N-word repeatedly to rant about his daughter’s sex life, reports the Daily Mail.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, speculated that his 27-year-old daughter, Brooke, was sleeping with a black man, and he was not happy about it, according to his recorded conversation with Heather Clem, a friend’s wife whom he allegedly filmed having sex in 2012. According to Radar Online, Hogan’s rant was a part of an unauthorized sex tape with her, which surfaced recently during a lawsuit.
“We’re all a little racist,” Hulk says in the tape. “F------ n-----.”
When he begins venting about his daughter, it is comparatively tame, but it escalates quickly.
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“She is making some real bad decisions now,” Hulk says. “My daughter Brooke jumped sides on me. I spent $203 million on her music career, I’ve done everything like a jackass for her.” Brooke would be nothing without him, he adds.
“The one option Brooke had, Brooke’s career besides me, is (to) sell beach records.” He explains that a “black billionaire guy” offered to fund Brooke’s music career.
“I don’t know if Brooke was f------ the black guy’s son,” he continues, as if this somehow pardons his racism. In a strange attempt to somehow justify his anger, he goes deeper down the rabbit hole.
“I mean, I don’t have double standards,” Hogan explains. “I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f------ n------. But then when it comes to nice people and s---, and whatever.”
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It doesn’t stop here. The self-proclaimed born-again Christian takes it further.
“I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f--- some n-----, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n----- worth $100 million! Like a basketball player!”
Although WWE did not mention anything about Hogan’s tirade, the organization terminated him the same day that the recording was released, notes the Daily Mail.
“WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide,” they said in an official statement.