2kNikk wrote:Yes, there has. Saying those things.
I've been drunk. I've never said anything close to that.Just assuming here but I'd say you haven't either. But by all means continue to defend the asshole racist. And it's not like Hogan was thought of as a 'good' guy before this. He was at best one of the most manipulative assholes wrestling's ever seen with an ego so big he had to be a part of everything. Also he was likely a drug addict so that's also cool.
Look at what you are defending without red and yellow tinted glasses on. A tape revealed a wrestling hero to be exactly what he is, a scumbag. Also, a racist scumbag so now he can not be a part of wrestling anymore.
Good for wrestling. Get the fuck out Hulk.
You have to consider the culture though. It's been talked about how many of Hogan's friends in the music and entertainment industry would openly refer to him as "my n***a," so it would seem that he probably doesn't think much when he uses a word like that.
Also, people from older generations like Hogan are far more open with using language like that. Having grown up in a Mexican culture, I notice a lot of older people who use that type of language rather liberally, but their actions and behavior with people of other races are the complete opposite.
I don't condone such language, but actually acting upon one's words if far worse than merely saying them. If everybody was held to their words in a literal sense at all times, then countless people would be charged with crimes anytime they say something like, "I'm going to kill someone."
If somebody like Kamala, who has openly discussed many of the issues he had with racism in wrestling (including incidents with the beloved Andre the Giant), is coming to Hogan's defense on this matter, then I'm going to take his word for it. I'm also going to take George Foreman's word for it as well, rather than base my opinion on a transcript of a portion of a tape (that the general public hasn't actually heard) by the National Enquirer, which was provided by Gawker (who is currently being sued by Hogan for releasing his sextape).
Also, Hogan's backstage politics weren't limited to minorities though, Hogan held back EVERYONE.
Then again, WCW didn't push minorities in the main event scene unless they had to due to accusations of racism (Ron Simmons in 1992 and Booker T in 2000 after Sonny Ono led the charge in the discrimination lawsuit).