If you haven’t been on Facebook yet, you might not know that Hulk Hogan was fired and erased by WWE after an audio conversation with Heather Chem (the chick in Hogan’s sex tape that’s currently the center of a $100M lawsuit against Gawker) in which Hogan went full on Florida Man over his daughter, Brooke Hogan, dating “a fucking nigger”. Hulk Hogan is now sorry he got caught using this language.
“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… “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.”
As you read this, please keep in mind that Hogan literally said, “I am racist” and “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!”. Look, man. It’s 2015. You can’t say that kinda stuff anymore. The good news is, there’s updated codewords you can use like, “Make America Great Again” and “we need to take our country back”.