How Hogan And Hulkamaniacs Are Responding To Hulkster Being Fired

Ever since Hulk Hogan was fired by WWE over racist statements he made 8 years ago, the Hulkamaniacs have been voicing their opinions on Twitter and Facebook.

Hogan himself released an official statement apologising for his slurs (which included dropping the N word multiple times).

“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.”

WWE fans and Hulkamaniacs are unsurprisingly shocked by Hulk’s racist outburst.

An American hero, Hulk has been a man to look up to, an inspiration to millions of people around the world.

No surprise, then, that while some are levelling blame at Hogan, others are also defending him.

 

 

 

WWE star Mick Foley (who, might I add, is a total legend), also spoke up in defence of the hulkster

 

 

 

Meanwhile, that genius Mean Gene Okurland said this…  

 

 

Opinions are polarised. While the above tweeters all support Hogan, some are taking the opposite stance.

 

 

 

 Did WWE do the wrong thing in firing Hulk Hogan?

The reason for WWE’s move all comes down to branding and PR. They don’t want to take the heat for being associated with an alleged racist. But heat is precisely what WWE are taking right now, with many believing the company’s decision to be overly harsh and disrespectful to a man who helped build the WWE to what it is today.

 

It’s important to remember that Vince McMahon himself has also used the N word… presumably Vince McMahon will now fire himself, which seems the fair thing to do.    

 

The thing is, erasing Hogan from WWE history makes my childhood a lie…

 

    The Hulkster  (former Hulkster…?) says  that he’s leaving it in God’s hands. 

 

Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.

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