WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan took to Twitter to comment on the Bill Maher controversy. For those that have not been following it, Maher has come under fire for using the N-word while interviewing Nebraska Senator Ben Rasse on his HBO show on Friday night.
The clip from the show is below:
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 3, 2017
HBO and Maher have already apologized. Maher issued the following statment on Saturday: “Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show,” Maher stated. “Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”
Hogan, seemingly responding to what was said, commented: “ON PURPOSE and ,only an apology,,unbelievable. HH”
ON PURPOSE and ,only an apology,,unbelievable. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) June 4, 2017
Hogan was fired by WWE in 2015 after transcripts from his sex tape leaked out where he is heard using the N-word when talking about the notion of his daughter Brooke dating a black man. In the transcript, Hogan admitted to being “a racist, to a point.” He later apologized for what was said and several people in and out of the business would come to Hogan’s defense to say that they never knew him to be a racist and they had never heard him say racist things. Hogan said in interviews that he was in a bad place with his life and that the comments were because of an inherited racial bias from his neighborhood while growing up.
It looks like Hogan takes issue with the Maher situation because, as of now, Maher has not been fired while Hogan lost his WWE deal and was removed from Tough Enough. At the time of the scandal, WWE removed Hogan references from their website.