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|Donald Trump and Hulk Hogan: Real Americans|
In July of 2015, Hulk Hogan has become the No. 1 public enemy (with the World Wrestling Entertainment organization not only terminating Hogan's contract, but scrubbing all mention of him from their site in a move normally reserved for murderers like Chris Benoit) for using the dreaded n-word... in 2008. [Hulk Hogan Fired from WWE After Reports of Racist Rant, Hollywood Reporter, July 24, 2015]:
The wrestler has since apologized: "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."
The WWE has fired after reports surfaced that the wrestling legend went on a racist N-word-filled tirade.
"WWE terminated its contract with (aka Hulk Hogan)," the company said in a statement Friday morning. "WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."
The WWE has not confirmed the specific reason for ending its contract with Hogan.
According to a "joint investigation" by the The National Enquirer and Radar Online, the decision came down after additional footage from Hogan's 2012 sex tape leaked, showing the wrestler making racist comments about his daughter 's boyfriend, whom he believed to be black.
"I’d rather if she was going to f— some n—er," Hogan reportedly said on the tape. "I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n—er worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!
The WWE has since scrubbed all mentions of Hogan's name from its website. A source tells THR that a replacement judge will appear in Hogan's place on Tuesday's episode of WWE Tough Enough. Further details will be announced on Tuesday's episode. Additionally, the WWE will no longer air previous episodes of the series that involve Hogan.
According to USA Today, Hogan is also no longer present on the WWE Hall of Fame page. All merchandise has been removed from WWEShop.com.
According to a separate report by , citing transcripts from the tape, there is additional audio of Hogan calling The Rock, real name the n-word as well as "samba."
In a statement to People, Hogan has apologized for his comments, saying: "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."Oh. My. God.
A conversation eight years ago becomes grounds for terminating an employee who is indisputably responsible with building the very foundations Vince McMahon built his entertainment empire upon...
Welcome to life in the USSA, an open-air Gulag, where every man is his own commissar...