Is This Hulk Hogan’s Rumored Racist Rant?
Updates at bottom of page.
When DJ Whoo Kid interviewed Hulk Hogan back in 2012, he asked him about whether or not black people had ever referred to him as the n-word (for the record, DJ Whoo Kid did not say "the n-word"). Hogan went on to playfully describe how fellow wrestler Booker T. had done so, as well as Birdman and Lil Wayne during a night out in Miami. While recounting the story, Hogan used the word with both -er and -a endings -- but only in reference to what other people were saying.
"And then I started saying it," Hogan says.
If the WWE scrubbed Hulk Hogan from their website as a preemptive/counteractive measure for the imminent release of a footage involving a racist rant, there's no way this is it. It's been on the internet for years and there's absolutely no detectable malice in the tone of his voice.
This possibility, however, seems more likely. Unreleased footage (with audio) taken inside Bubba "The Love Sponge" Clem's home -- either before or after Hogan's infamous sextape video was filmed there -- involving racist language spoken in private certainly is plausible. People say horrible things all the time, especially when they think no one is listen.
[Philly.com] Another source says he saw footage on one of the surreptitious recordings of Hogan, all of which seem to have been taped in the Florida home of the Clems, using the N-word and making other derogatory remarks about black people.
TheDirty.com, which in April was the first to post about the Hogan sex videos and to identify Heather Cole, said Hogan went on a "racist rant" that included "N-bombs."
Many have questioned whether Hogan was in on the recordings and distribution, which Bubba the Love Sponge now claims.
Our source, who heard the video with racist language, believes Hogan is not involved in any way as he wouldn't want that material getting out there. TheDirty.com's Nik Richie posted Tuesday a letter from one of Hogan's lawyers assuring him he would not be sued. Richie stated he could guarantee Hogan was not involved.
For measure, Hulk Hogan's restaurant in Tampa, Florida, has been accused of enforcing a dress code that restricts patrons from wearing clothing/accessories worn specifically by African Americans. There is no evidence Hogan himself has had anything to do with the sign posted inside the establishment detailing the suspicious list of acceptable attire.
When it comes down crashing and it hurts inside...
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
- Wait, nope -- here it is.
[Radar Online/National Enquirer] “I guess we’re all a little racist,” he crowed on the tape, multiple sources have confirmed exclusively to Radar and The ENQUIRER.
Despite his TV image as a born-again Christian, the tapes prove that Hulk is a very different man off camera!
In a startling exchange, the 61-year-old told Clem — who he sued for invasion of privacy after their XXX tape was leaked to a website — about his frustrations with blonde bombshell Brooke, 27.
“She is making some real bad decisions now,” Hulk said, sources tell us. “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.”
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The bitter bodybuilder continued, “The one option Brooke had, Brooke’s career besides me, is [to] sell beach records.”
At that point on the tape, the former “Hogan Knows Best” star bemoaned how a “black billionaire guy” had offered to fund her music career.
He also attempts to use bizarre, twisted logic in an attempt to justify his bigotry at the man.
“I don’t know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy’s son,” Hulk raved, the sources add.
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“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.”
Then, in a tirade to rival the racism embarrassments suffered by Mel Gibson and “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” Hulk unloaded even more hatred!
According to sources, he said: “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.”
- The New York Daily News reported at 11:59 a.m EST that the WWE has officially fired Hulk Hogan.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 24, 2015
- At 11:12 a.m. EST, Hogan voiced his appreciation for an understanding fan who tweeted "we've all said things that we regret." This is as close as someone in Hogan's position can get to acknowledging the rumors about a recorded racist rant that had been sealed by a Florida court.
@Joshua0119 Joshua thank u my brother only love HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 24, 2015
- Hulk Hogan has apologized in a statement released through People Magazine.
[People] "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," Hogan said in a statement exclusively to PEOPLE. The transcript featuring that conversation was published online by the National Enquirer.
"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," Hogan told PEOPLE. "I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs."
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