Hulk Hogan cries describing racist rant ‘Watch’

Hulk Hogan cries describing racist rant - Watch

Hulk Hogan begged for forgiveness and understanding from fans in his first interview since being fired by the WWE for using racial slurs on a recently surfaced tape.

The wrestler addressed his use of racial slurs in a recording that was recently released, resulting in Hogan’s removal from the WWE’s Hall of Fame. According to Yahoo, it’s believed that the tape was recorded between 2006 and 2007.

Hulk Hogan told GMA, “I’m not a racist, I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I’m embarrassed by it.” Hogan said he grew up in a rough neighborhood where the N-word was “thrown around like it was nothing.” He said it was “very fair” to say that he inherited a racial bias. He asked his fans for forgiveness.

He added that the aftermath of the leak was very troubling for him: “I was to the point where I wanted to kill myself,” he said.

“Just because a person makes a mistake, just don’t throw them away. You don’t throw good people away,” said Hogan. “People get better every day.”

  • japfeif

    Get over it and get past it. I am not a huge HH fan (and nothing to do with his racist rant thing), but I think folks are just SO sensitive today…a person has to literally watch EVERYTHING they say, cuz it can come back to haunt them years later. As a kid my friends (both black and white) used to throw that word around quite freely as well, and thought nothing of it. not excusing what Hogan did, but if there is ANYONE out there who has NEVER said anything in their entire life that was rude, inappropriate, or even racial, they are probably fibbing. I’m more concerned that he was recorded illegally without his consent (and then the bloodsuckers who did it used the tape to break some scandal) than for what HH said in a fit of anger.
    Was it wrong what he said? Certainly. Was it bad enough for a man’s entire career to be wiped out? Of course not. And by WWE acting like Hogan never existed, it just draws attention to it more and looks unrealistic…like acting like Chris Benoit doesn’t exist after what he did to his family. A company’s history consists of both good AND bad..you just can’t remember the good and act like the bad never existed. It’s time for EVERYONE to chalk it up to “whatever, it was ages ago” and move on.
    But that’s just me…I am VERY tolerant.