Hulk Hogan Says He “Gets” O.J.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Hulk Hogan says that his bitter split from Linda, his wife of 24 years, has given him some insight into what might have led O.J. Simpson to his (alleged) vengeful killing spree. (Simpson was acquitted of murdering his wife Nicole in 1994.) [Rolling Stone via the NY Post] — Turns out, Hogan doesn’t know best.Here’s what he said in Rolling Stone:

“I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like OJ, cutting everybody’s throat…You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can’t go to anymore, you’re driving through downtown Clearwater and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife . . . I totally understand O.J. I get it.” [Rolling Stone via the NY Post]

So, uh, what’s going on? Not long after their reality show, “Hogan Knows Best” ended in 2007, Hulk heard that Linda had filed for a divorce from a reporter who called him for a quote. [E! Online] Since then, both Hogans have taken up with bleached youngsters.

Obviously, it’s a messy situation. But the Hulk’s latest comment has many people shaking their heads, including Linda.

  • Linda unloads to Us Weekly:

    “Hulk’s serial cheating destroyed our marriage, our family and our future. Sadly, his recent comments remind us that his definition of fair is much different than what the law dictates.” [US Weekly]

  • Kim Goldman, whose brother Ron was killed along with Nicole, struck back:

    “It’s sick to me that people throw around violence so whimsically…It’s vile to speak of anybody in that way … It’s sad.” [E! Online]

  • Hogan isn’t talking—no doubt trying not to put his foot in his mouth again—but his rep released this apology:

    “Hulk in no way condones the O.J. situation … As part of a lager conversation, he referred to it to exemplify his frustration with his own situation.” [MSNBC]

Um, hello? Frustration is not a reason to kill. End of story.

Sadly, this isn’t the only Hogan drama going down. Now Linda, Hulk, and their son Nick are on trial for Nick’s car wreck that landed him in jail for five months and turned his bestie into a veggie. [Celebuzz] — The only Hogan doing OK is Brooke. What has the world come to?