Brooke Hogan Defends Hulk’s Racist Rant With Her Own Poetry

Brooke Hogan (Bollea) is still defending her father, former WWE wrestler, “Hulk Hogan”, a.k.a., Terry Bollea, whose racist comments from several years ago recently went viral after audio was obtained.

Now, Brooke is using poetry to express her loyalty to her father, posting a poem she penned to her Facebook page.

The former wrestler was released from the World Wrestling Entertainment corporation earlier this month after the 2006 tape containing his comments about Brooke’s boyfriend was used in court, allegedly without his consent.

“I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f**king n*****s. But then when it comes to nice people and s**t, and whatever,” Hogan says in the video. “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f**k some n****r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n****r worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F**king n****r.”

Just before the news broke that WWE would be firing Hulk, the wrestler posted a strange message to his followers on Twitter.

Brooke’s mom, and Hulk’s ex-wife, Linda Hogan, has kept mum about the situation, not publicly commenting on the tape and Hulk’s racist slurs.

Hulk has publicly apologized for his “unacceptable” words, and Brooke wrote “If You Knew My Father,” a poem describing her love for him and what a wonderful person he really is, asking fans to forgive Hulk’s mistake. One of the lines in the poem attests to her father’s ability to bring joy to all of his fans, despite their race.

“…If you knew my father,/ you would know how hard he fought…/and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark….”

In another line, she furthers her defense, citing his parenting skills and teaching her to love people of every color.

“…Human isn’t perfect, and perfect is not he, but I can tell you one thing, it’s just not what it seems./Cause If you knew the dad I knew, you’d know he raised me well./He taught me folks are so much more than shades could ever tell….”

Hulk released a statement after the story broke, telling People magazine that he regretted his statements.

“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.”

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