Brooke Hogan has written a poem titled “If You Knew My Father” on Facebook to defend Hulk Hogan amidst a troubling racism scandal surrounding the famous wrestler. WWE reportedly terminated their contract with the Hulk this week after a video from several years ago surfaced of him using the N-word and other offensive language. Hogan has since issued an apology, and Contact Music News reveals this Saturday, July 25, 2015, that daughter Brooke has also come forward to assert her dad has a truly “tender heart” for all people. She asks for his forgiveness.
In all senses of the word, it has been a difficult week for former WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan. The star was apparently dropped from the company’s official website with little notice, and has since had his merchandise ties severed in light of a controversial video back from 2007. The so-called racism video involves Hogan being taped during a heated conversation in which he used slur words and other forms of angry speech. The video is currently in a legal battle between the Hulk and Gawker Media, notes the press release.
Yet daughter Brooke Hogan has taken to Facebook to convey a poem that expresses her feelings about the racism scandal. Penned “If You Knew My Father,” the poignant verse says the Hulk has a “tender heart” for those who know the wrestler, and what he said does not reflect who he is down deep. Talk abut a daughter coming to the defense of her dad.
The poem itself, shares People News, has quickly been shared thousands of times online since posted on Brooke’s official Facebook account. It was apparently written and released a short while after the world learned that Hogan was in the middle of the serious racism allegations that ended with him being “fired” by the WWE. The offensive video also apparently resulted in the past wrestler losing his role as a reality series judge on the popular TV show, “Tough Enough.”
“If you knew the dad I knew, you’d know his tender heart,” said Brooke in her poem. “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.”
Through her powerful words, the Hogan daughter’s verse continues in the form of a request. She asks that fans, the wrestling community, and the public at large find it in their hearts to forgive her father. She says that the Hulk is human, and like the rest of us, he can make mistakes. “Because I know my father, I can promise this. Just like you and I, things we don’t mean can sometimes slip,” she writes. Her words do ring true.
The Hulk Hogan video alluded to in the poem reportedly involved the previous WWE wrestler being recorded using the N-word amid other expletives while talking about his daughter Brooke’s boyfriend at the time. With his “tender heart,” Hogan did offer a formal apology shortly after it was confirmed his contract had been terminated by WWE. He seems genuinely sorry for his actions.
“Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it.” He continues, “This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise … I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.” What do you think of Brooke Hogan’s poem and her words in defense of her wrestler father?