Fired-smired, who cares?
Who cares if he quit or got fired.
He says he quit. (The WWE says he got fired).
As you may well know by now WWE Wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker Media for $100 million dollars for the published leaked video of him having sex with old friend’s ex wife Heather Clem: radio personality Todd Alan Clem’s ex wife.
To add insult to indecency, conversation between Clem and Hogan (ranting about his 27 year-old daughter Brooke rumored to be seeing a black man) was leaked by Radar Online and The National Enquirer-laden with racial slurs and epithets by which the WWE does not want to be associated with.
“She is making some real bad decisions now,”
“My daughter Brooke jumped sides on me. I spent $2-3 million on her music career, I’ve done everything like a jackass for her.”
“The one option Brooke had, Brooke’s career besides me, is to sell beach records.”
“I don’t know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy’s son.”
“I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever.”
“I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!
“I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking n*gger.”
…As a result (of the recording of those statements), along with removing his existence from the WWE’s alumni page, Hall of Fame page and roster; the 61year-old WWE champion was fired-[smired].
The WWE gave this statement:
“[The] 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 said in a statement to Radar. As Wrestling News Source points out, all mention of Hogan has been removed from the company’s Web site, including all of his merchandise.”
Although the lawsuit (suing Gawker for leaking it) is on its way to Florida, the self-proclaimed born again Christian released this statement to our friends at
“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.”
The good news:
He’s no Jessie Ventura who extended his wrestling career onto politics and the study of government conspiracy theories useful to the benefit of the American people.
Let’s give that a round of applause.
That being said, I could really care less about Hulk Hogan being racist as, he hasn’t done or is concerned with any condition of the human plight or experience (as is Jessie Ventura) but on the flip side (pun intended) aside from it having been “leaked;”