Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Racist Comments: ‘People Get Better’ (VIDEO)
It’s been a rough summer for Hulk Hogan, who’s still weathering a media firestorm over racist comments he made several years ago that have now leaked online. The comments resulted in his immediate firing from WWE, and it seemed as though he might end up shunned from the entertainment industry altogether. But Hogan appeared on Good Morning America today to set the record straight, and apologize for his comments.
The interview is pretty emotional, as Hogan breaks down during his pleas for forgiveness. “If everybody at their lowest point was judged on one thing they said and, let’s just say in high school, you may have said one bad thing and all of a sudden, your whole career was wiped out today because of something you said 10 or 20 years ago, it’d be a sad world,” Hogan says. “People get better every day. People get better.” Watch the video below:
I don’t know, some of this interview still doesn’t sit well. For instance, while I can see his argument that the N-word shouldn’t be used by anyone (white or black) if it’s truly as unacceptable as society would have us believe, the argument comes across as a man complaining about why others can use that word, but he can’t. It’s an interview that’s as strange as it is emotional, with Hogan admitting that he contemplated suicide over this, and adding that his unconventional attitudes on race were an unfortunate byproduct of his upbringing in south Tampa. He probably doesn’t mean to sound like he’s trying to excuse his actions, but I would imagine a lot of people might read it that way, which won’t really help matters, honestly.
But what do you think of Hulk Hogan’s apology? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on Hulk Hogan, read up on his plans to be Donald Trump’s running mate for 2016, for some reason.