Brooke Hogan Is Not The Only Person To Defend Hulk Hogan After Racism Scandal

Brooke Hogan is not letting the recent comments made about Hulk Hogan slide. The pair have had their issues in the past, but she is speaking out now to defend Hogan during the scandal over racist remarks he made several years ago.

Brooke Hogan went to her Facebook and shared a poem she wrote that defended her father completely.

According to Rolling Stone, the poem read as follows, “For those who think you know my father, remember who you are. We all can make mistakes and carry ugly scars. Because I know my father, I can promise this – Just like you and I, things we don’t mean can sometimes slip. We all continue learning. This life can be so rough… So if you know my father, please try not to be tough. If you knew my father, if you just walked in his shoes… then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.”

The scandal surrounding Hulk Hogan broke early Friday morning when reports surfaced that the wrestler had been completely wiped from the WWE website. As the day progressed, it was learned that audio from his sex tape revealed comments made by Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, that used the the N-word and where he admits he can be racist.

The comments were made about his daughter’s relationships. He was not happy that she was dating a black man. A tabloid released the controversial audio, and its released caused the firestorm that followed.

The WWE released its own statement about the Hulk Hogan situation on Friday.

“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”

However, Hogan’s attorney revealed that Hogan was not fired. David Houston revealed that he resigned from the WWE, and he will no longer appear as a judge on WWE’s Tough Enough.

Hulk Hogan also released his own apology to People Magazine on Friday.

“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. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”

Before the scandal broke on Friday, Hogan shared a cryptic tweet on his Twitter. He then shared more on his Twitter on Saturday. That tweet thanked his fans for their support.

Since the scandal, Hulk Hogan has been seen out in public. People Magazine shared photos of the wrestler heading to the gym on Saturday with his wife.

Others have spoken up to defend Hogan. Former NBA player Dennis Rodman and Tito Ortis both went on Twitter to defend Hogan. They are both friends with the wrestler, and they tried to make it clear that the man is not racist. Hogan shared the tweets of others that spoke up for him on Twitter as well.

Rowdy Roddy Piper, a long time wrestler, also spoke out about the Hogan situation during an interview this weekend, according to WrestleZone.

“With Hulkster, I don’t agree with all his choices, but I don’t hear people saying all the great things he’s done. All those kids that said their prayers and took their vitamins; I don’t hear them saying that. At a time with Hogan, where he has a little boy in jail, and a little lady trying to make it in show business… I think everybody needs to get a life. I don’t think anybody should just go to hurt your feelings for no reason.”

Hulk Hogan has been a fixture in the wrestling world for 40 years. At one time, he was the face of the WWF, which is now the WWE. This scandal surrounding him is still developing.

What do you think of the scandal? Do you agree with the people speaking up to defend Hulk Hogan?

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