Way to disappoint your fans, Hulk Hogan. After finding out about his racist tirade on July 23, WWE viewers are totally disgusted with his remarks — and okay that he’s been fired!
Hulk Hogan, 61, was fired from the WWE on July 23 after audio of the Hulkster repeatedly using the n-word dropped. It’s not the first time that he’s been recording saying it, either. The iconic wrestling star has been scrubbed from the WWE, including their hall of fame — and fans are actually okay with that. Their reactions ranged from total disbelief over the scandal, to utter disgust! See their reactions below!
Hulk was recorded saying the n-word in a 2012 interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Whoolywood Shuffle, which raised shock and concern from his employer, World Wrestling Entertainment. It wasn’t the first time that the Hulkster was caught using the disgusting slur; there is reportedly audio of Hulk using the n-word in reference to fellow wrestlers, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, according to The Huffington Post. It showed that Hulk clearly uses the slur casually, and the WWE wasn’t having that. He was fired from the organization, with all mentions of him stripped completely. He as also been dropped from USA’s Tough Enough.
While fans of the wrestler and WWE were stunned that he was fired, they were, more than anything, upset by his racist remarks. What a terrible thing to learn about your hero! However, a lot of people weren’t actually too shocked to hear that Hulk was using such terrible language — they had their suspicions this whole time!
I see Hulk Hogan is trending. Got excited, took some vitamins, said my prayers & ripped my t shirt off then I saw why pic.twitter.com/iFD3EOwda1
— Kevin Pamplin (@KevinPamplin) July 24, 2015
Bill Cosby is a rapist and Hulk Hogan is a racist. Rest In Peace my 1980s childhood.
— rebkah howard (@pink_funk) July 24, 2015
I guess we won’t be seeing Hulk Hogan anymore. He shouldn’t have said the N word three times.
— Katelyn. ♦ (@katelvn) July 24, 2015
Hulk Hogan used the N-word? What? Really? That’s crazy! I would have never looked at him and saw someone who looks exactly he would do that.
— jamilah (@JamilahLemieux) July 24, 2015
Hulk Hogan did what ?? pic.twitter.com/7WNFWklW6a
— e (@3dgarfly23) July 24, 2015
Hulk Hogan got fired from WWE for apparently being casually racist. In other news, the sky’s blue today.
— Mr. Skeltal (@iEatFatKidsFood) July 24, 2015
John Cena did a rap album and never said the N word once. I think Hulk Hogan could’ve held off on it.
— My space celebrity (@onlinewweman) July 24, 2015
Hulk Hogan racist? Damn it. All I got left is Optimus Prime now.
— MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) July 24, 2015
Oh Christ Hulk Hogan…I should’ve known anyone who sports a handlebar mustache and bandana was a racist 😒
— Gawdess LoLa (@Peace_LoLa) July 24, 2015
— fka ‘WFANAudio’ (@OrdioMongo) July 24, 2015
Some of these fans had a very good point — it seems like all our childhood favorites are now revealing themselves to be just awful. Please don’t let there be anyone else in that club; we might not be able to handle another scandal! HollywoodLifers, are you shocked about Hulk Hogan’s racist remarks?
— Samantha Wilson