Hulk Hogan’s alleged use of the n-word on a leaked sex tape landed the star in trouble late last week, as the WWE cut ties with the wrestler — real name Terry Bollea — and removed references to Hogan from their website.
But Hogan is fighting back online, even alluding on Twitter that his alleged use of the n-word was comparable to President Obama’s.
Hogan retweeted this tweet from WolfsHeadOnline, a self-described “citizen journalist, MMO, and virtual world commentator, GamerGate supporter, Roman Catholic, conservative, and supporter of traditional values.”
President Obama recently used the n-word on comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast during a discussion about race.
“Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say [n-word] in public,” Obama said. “That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t overnight completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”
In contrast, Hogan’s alleged remarks, according to a joint investigation by RadarOnline and The National Enquirer, regarded his concern that his daughter, Brooke Hogan, was romantically involved with a black man. According to Radar, Hogan admits on tape that he’s “a little racist,” then uses the n-word and an expletive. The alleged remarks can be viewed in full here.
Hogan is currently suing Gawker Media for posting excerpts of the leaked sex tape that contain the alleged incendiary remarks.
Hogan apologized for the alleged remarks Friday in a statement to People Magazine.
Hogan’s daughter Brooke posted a poem on Facebook defending her father, the first few stanzas of which are included below.
Hogan has been retweeting support all weekend and posted this message to Twitter early this morning.
This is how I feel today,with friends ,family,and the greatest fans in the world"MANIACS"that never left meOnlyLoveHH pic.twitter.com/9BpJbi5LDq
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 27, 2015