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More information is now coming to light about what led to Hulk Hogan’s dismissal from World Wrestling Entertainment.
A short statement from the company earlier today confirmed that they terminated Hogan’s contract, and now the reason why has emerged.
The National Enquirer, following a joint investigation with Radar Online, have revealed comments made by Hogan on the infamous sex tape that he is still in the process of trying to ban. Speaking to Heather Clem on the tape, Hogan commented on his daughter Brooke and her music career;
“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.”
Hogan then claims that a “black millionaire guy” had offered to fund Brooke’s music career, leading to further comment.
“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.”
Since the news broke, WWE have instructed every one of their licensees and partners that any projects involving of making reference to Hogan are to be scrapped with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Hogan has released a statement to People Magazine, apologising for the comments;
“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.”
Hogan’s lawyer David Houston, meanwhile, has claimed that Hogan actually resigned from WWE and was not fired.