WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan broke his silence on Monday morning when he appeared on Good Morning America to speak with Amy Robach about his racist remarks that were leaked from his sex tape.
Hogan claimed in the interview that if it was “fair to say he inherited a racial bias.” He responded with this:
“I would say that is very fair. The environment I grew up in….all my white friends, all my black friends, to hear that word on a daily basis. That’s how they would greet me in the morning. ‘Good morning, so and so.’ I think it was part of the culture and the environment that I grew up in.”
Those comments did not exactly go over well in his hometown neighborhood, according to WTSP-TV in Tampa.
Linda Bryant, who was described as a childhood friend of Hogan, said this about the matter
“That was not the culture when Terry grew up here.” Bratt also commented, “Terry was the first guy to ever be a role model for this neighborhood and he had the kids wrapped around his finger. He had the biggest fan base you ever could imagine and he did nothing with it.”