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Brooke Hogan writes a poem to defend her father’s racist comments

Brooke Hogan posted a poem on Facebook to respond to the controversy surrounding her dad's racist comments that were released to the public on Friday. Check out what she wrote down below:

~If You Knew My Father~

By Brooke Bollea

If you knew the dad I knew,

you’d know his tender heart.

He’d never want to hurt his fans,

or family from the start.

If you knew my father,

you would know how hard he fought…

and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.

We always fight a battle

that people never see,

and sometimes when you’re hurting, you don’t think logically.

Human isn’t perfect,

and perfect is not he,

but I can tell you one thing, it’s just not what it seems.

Cause If you knew the dad I knew,

you’d know he raised me well.

He taught me folks are so much more

than shades could ever tell.

And If you knew my father,

you would know he’s down to earth.

He may have slammed the giant,

but remembers life’s true worth.

If you knew my father,

if you just walked in his shoes…

then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.

If you knew my father,

you would see your own in mine.

And if he was your father, you could never find divide.

Cause me- I bet your father

or someone that you love

Maybe regrets something

they wish they’d never done.

So if you know my father,

remember he’s a man,

and you would crave relief if people judged everything you did.

The lord says to forgive them,

don’t be the one to stone…

so please remember his strong arms when you were all alone.

The lives he’s changed, the friends he’s made,

the people he’s inspired…

It makes me sad to see my dad

defeated and so tired.

If you knew my father,

you would know just how he’s hurting…

For he loves every one of you, regardless of your story.

And if you met my father,

I know he’d give you love!

He’d lift you up, apologize and give you all a hug.

For those who think you know my father,

remember who you are.

We all can make mistakes and carry ugly scars.

Because I know my father,

I can promise this-

Just like you and I, things we don’t mean can sometimes slip.

We all continue learning.

This life can be so rough…

So if you know my father, please try not to be tough.

My father has a daughter,

and I have feelings too.

And if I knew your father, I would do the same for you.

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