​Hulk Hogan Issues An Apology For His Racist Rant – Read His Comments Inside Here, & More


UPDATE 10: Hulk Hogan has issued an apology for the offensive language he used in a sex tape years ago. He told TMZ the following:

“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.”

“I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs. It is not who I am. I continue to work every day to improve as a person, and this matter is an important learning experience for me in that regard.”

TMZ adds that the part of the sex tape in question featuring Hogan’s racist rant is expected to come out later this year when the Hogan/Gawker lawsuit goes to trial.

UPDATE 9: As of writing this, TNA has not yet pulled Hulk Hogan off of its alumni page. His merchandise is also still available on ShopTNA.

UPDATE x 8: Hulk Hogan’s attorney told TMZ that Hogan was NOT fired but resigned from WWE late last night. WWE sources dispute that claim.

UPDATE x 7: RadarOnline.com has released a report on the developing Hulk Hogan scandal. The alleged racist statements by Hulk Hogan were reportedly made in his unauthorized sex tape with Heather Clem, the ex-wife of Hogan’s former friend Bubba “The Love Sponge.”

The reported vulgar and racist statements were apparently directed at his daughter Brooke, who he accused of sleeping with a black man. Hogan is quoted as saying the following:

”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.” They claim Hogan was mad because a “black billionaire guy” had offered to fund her music career. They then quoted Hogan as saying, “I don’t know if Brooke was fuc*ing the black guy’s son. I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, fuc*ing ni**ers. But then when it comes to nice people and s*it, and whatever.” They claim he later 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. F*cking n*gger.”

The transcripts of the tape were filed in a Florida Court and sealed in order to prevent them from ever being released publicly. However, the contents of the tape still came out from “five independent sources.” RadarOnline is also promising “more” from the tapes to come later on.

UPDATE x 6: CM Punk seemed to be getting a lot of enjoyment out of the Hulk Hogan racist comments scandal that erupted early this morning. He tweeted the following:

Booker T tweeted the following about the story:

Jim Ross tweeted the following:

Mike “Virgil” Jones also tweeted the following before deleting it: “Don’t be takin @HulkHogan words out of text. That man has done more for me than almost anybody man.”

UPDATE x 5: Ric Flair’s name has come up as a potential replacement for Hulk Hogan as a judge on Tough Enough. While Flair’s name has been discussed, no final decision has been made. The replacement will ultimately be decided by Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn. WWE Tough Enough has been such a high priority for WWE that Vince McMahon has skipped the WWE SmackDown tapings on Tuesday nights to oversee the show’s production at Full Sail University every week.

Flair is also the top prospect to replace Hulk Hogan on WWE’s tour of Australia.

For what it’s worth, Mick Foley has been campaigning to be a judge on Tough Enough but one source was adamant in saying “that’s simply not going to happen.”

UPDATE x 4: WWE Hall of Famer and TV broadcaster Booker T has commented on the controversy surrounding Hulk Hogan’s racist rant. You can read his comments on Twitter below. Booker T also calls back to his infamous promo from WCW Spring Stampede 1997 where he used the “n-word” when referring to Hulk Hogan in a wrestling promo.

UPDATE x 3: WWE has now confirmed to us that it has in fact severed ties with Hulk Hogan and provided us with an official statement on the matter. WWE has terminated its contract with Hogan, and the rest of the statement suggests there is legitimacy to the claims of Hogan making some overtly racist statement. You can read WWE’s full statement on the issue below:

“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

This same statement is now posted on the WWE.com website.

UPDATE x 2: The following is from TMZ.com:

Hulk Hogan has mysteriously gone MIA from the WWE’s website at the exact same time reports started swirling about new audio of him throwing around the n-word is about to be released.

Hulk’s image and name have been completely scrubbed from the WWE’s main site … as well as its Hall of Fame site — but the n-word part of this story is complicated. Fact is … Hogan’s been recorded several times using the word … and it’s unclear which, if any, prompted the WWE to take action.

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