Hulk Hogan Issues Dumbass Retweet To Keep Shooting Himself In The Foot
Hulk Hogan has a lot of defenders coming out of the woodwork this weekend, but he seems to be his own worst enemy (although I’m not saying that Brooke Hogan’s attempt at iambic trimeter is doing him any good, either). The Hulk reposted the following tweet yesterday:
OK, yes, President Obama used the n-word on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Here’s what President Obama said:
“Racism, we are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior.”
And here’s what the Hulkster said, in private, to his mistress, in the midst of a sex tape:
“I mean, I’d rather if [Brooke] was going to fuck some nigger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall nigger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking nigger.”
It’s one of those situations where if you can’t tell the difference between the two contexts, you really can’t be helped as far as understanding systemic injustice goes. Also, just as a reminder, saying, “I guess we’re all a little racist” and issuing an apology after the fact will never preempt you from criticism about your shitty, racist attitudes – even if that means that you’re Hulk Hogan and the last three or four decades of your work is scrubbed from your employer’s web site.