Friday, 24 July 2015

Hulk Hogan's Life is Falling Apart

I just found out about the racial controversy surrounding Hulk Hogan. Apparently he was caught on a 'home movie' being very dis-respectful about the ethnicity and colour of other WWE wrestlers. He even took aim at his own daughter for apparently dating someone who wasn't white. The shockingly racist and abhorrent remarks could not have turned up at a worse time for Hogan who is currently in the financial fight for his life. He is in the midst of a serious court litigation trying to prevent Gawk media from releasing a video of a sexual nature that would destroy his reputation and future career opportunities in entertainment. Below are some of the worse statements uttered by Hogan courtesy of the Enquirer:

"I don't know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy's son," Hulk said, the sources add.
"I mean, I don't have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n***ers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever."
According to their sources, Hogan also said: "I mean, I'd rather if she was going to f*ck some n***er, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n***er worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we're all a little racist. f--king n***er."

To me it really does seem as if Hogan's life is falling apart even though his trying his best to right his wrongs. The American icon issued a formal apology renouncing his hurtful words and disturbing prejudices caught on camera. But, despite his best efforts he has since been stripped of all his his wrestling accolades and white washed from the WWE hall of fame.
The old saying 'there's no smoke without fire seems' applicable to Hogan's life because in the past his credibility has been rocked by controversies and rumours surrounding the man from being unfaithful in his marriage to not looking after the interests of his family before himself especially his daughter. From my outside perspective what I see is an old lost man who lacks a normal level of empathy toward the people he loves. Perhaps fame fried Hogan's head as he even says himself in the attached video  he use to party so hard he couldn't even remember peoples names!

With all the dirty laundry spilling out across the pavements perhaps Hogans greatest achievement will finally be coming face to face to with the pain he has caused his fans of all racial backgrounds and socio-ethnic strata. The old saying seems to apply that 'what goes up must go down' but before we are so quick to condemn Hogan a man he is completely in the wrong we must remember he is "human all to human" in the words of Freidreich Nietzsche. The simple theme of human fallibility is re-inforced by his daughter Brooke a person has seemingly endless empathy for him.

If You Knew My Father~
By Brooke Bollea
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,
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.
And If you knew my father,
you would know he’s down to earth.
He may have slammed the giant,
but remembers life’s true worth.
If you knew my father,
if you just walked in his shoes…
then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.
If you knew my father,
you would see your own in mine.
And if he was your father, you could never find divide.
Cause me- I bet your father
or someone that you love
Maybe regrets something
they wish they’d never done.
So if you know my father,
remember he’s a man,
and you would crave relief if people judged everything you did.
The lord says to forgive them,
don’t be the one to stone…
so please remember his strong arms when you were all alone.
The lives he’s changed, the friends he’s made,
the people he’s inspired…
It makes me sad to see my dad
defeated and so tired.
If you knew my father,
you would know just how he’s hurting…
For he loves every one of you, regardless of your story.
And if you met my father,
I know he’d give you love!
He’d lift you up, apologize and give you all a hug.
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.
My father has a daughter,
and I have feelings too.
And if I knew your father, I would do the same for you.
A tweet from Hogan what to make of it is up to you. 
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH

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