Brooke Hogan, daughter of wrestling great Hulk Hogan, has written a poem in defense of her dad who is facing accusations of racism, People is reporting.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, an audio recording has recently surfaced – a recording that includes Hulk Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) making racist remarks about his daughter Brooke’s choice of dating partners. Hogan repeatedly uses a word that won’t be repeated in this post (it begins with the letter N). Hulk has since issued an apology.
“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.”
Unfortunately for Hulk, the damage has already been done: Hogan has been fired from his employer, WWE (although he insists he’s resigned), and all mention of his name has been removed from the WWE website.
None of this seems to have sat well with Brooke Hogan (real name: Brooke Bollea), whose relationships seem to have sparked the very rant that got her father in hot water in the first place. On her official Facebook page, Brooke posted a collage of photos of her dad. Presumably to dispel accusations of racism, a couple of the photos include Hulk with people who appear to be non-white. One photo includes Hulk and a little girl – we can’t be certain, but odds are good it’s Brooke.
Brooke also posted a poem about her dad, entitled “If You Only Knew My Father.” The poem runs to 34 stanzas, so it won’t be posted in its entirety here. But here are a few samples of Brooke’s verse, to give you an idea.
If you knew the dad I knew,
you’d know his tender heart.
He’d never want to hurt his fans,
or family from the start.
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.
We always fight a battle
that people never see,
and sometimes when you’re hurting, you don’t think logically.
Human isn’t perfect,
and perfect is not he.
Whether Brooke’s poetry is any good is a matter of opinion, of course, but she appears to have fans on Facebook.
“That was awesome and I do know your dad and he is very down to earth and a good man.”
“very touching and moving brooke”
Are you impressed with Brooke Hogan’s poetry?
[Image courtesy of: Getty Images/Rick Diamond]