Brooke Hogan, the daughter of pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, went on a Facebook tirade after the “media sharks,” as she put it, kept asking her for a quote. Over Twitter, Brooke Hogan criticized the media for ripping apart Hulk, directing followers to her Facebook page, where she’d written a long poem defending Hulk Hogan from his detractors.
Brooke’s father, Hulk Hogan, left his role with the WWE this week after audio surfaced of the pro wrestler using racial slurs in a sex tape, reports Us Weekly. It’s unclear whether Brooke’s father was fired or resigned; the WWE claims to have terminated his contract, Hogan’s attorney, however, claims the wrestler quit. Brooke did not confirm either story in her Facebook post.
Brooke’s poem details the struggle her dad is facing, and asks forgiveness since he’s an imperfect human being. Brooke asserts that everyone makes mistakes.
You want my comment, media sharks? Here it is: https://t.co/owcWxl1xKH
— Brooke Hogan (@MizzHogan) July 24, 2015
The WWE released a statement to Us Weekly, claiming it “is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”
Brooke’s father lost his WWE Hall of Fame title, and no longer appears anywhere on the site, reports Rolling Stone. Hogan has apologized for his mistake, claiming he’s only human, and regrets saying something that is inconsistent with his personal beliefs.
In a Facebook post titled “If You Knew My Father,” Brooke asks for forgiveness for Hulk, writing “Human isn’t perfect, and perfect is not he, but I can tell you one thing, it’s just not what it seems.” In the post, Brooke also included a collage of photos depicting her with her father, as well as Hulk Hogan’s charitable endeavors, reports Rolling Stone. Brooke’s dad “has apologized to all of his fans…we can only ask for forgiveness…at this point.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 25, 2015
Brooke Hogan continued in the poem, “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.”
Fans of Brooke’s dad are calling foul, however, since WWE CEO Vince McMahon was once caught using a racial slur, causing Hogan’s supporters to call the organization hypocritical. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Vince “called wrestler John Cena the N-word right in front of Booker T, who then…said, ‘Tell me he did not just say that.'”
Brooke Hogan is a model and aspiring country singer, in addition to being a poet.
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