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.
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.
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH