Booker T: I’m “Shocked” By Hulk Hogan, N-Word “Should Be Eradicated”
Booker T, who infamously called Hulk Hogan the n-word during a wrestling match, says he’s shocked Hogan used the word himself.
As Gossip Cop reported, Hogan apologized Friday after it was revealed he went on a racist tirade about “n*ggers” on a sex tape filmed eight years ago. The rant only became public now due to a court case relating to the footage. In response, the WWE terminated its contract with the wrestling legend, while Hogan claimed he resigned.
Back in 1997, Booker used the slur against Hogan, his then-opponent. He later said it was an accident, and not something he consciously intended to say. In 2012, Hogan did a radio interview in which he used the word repeatedly, and questioned why it was okay for others to say the term and not him.
Now Booker, who currently serves as a commentator for “Raw,” is expressing regret for his own use of the word, and disappointment with Hogan for his own offensive remarks. “20 years ago I made a huge mistake by saying something I shouldn’t have on National TV,” he tweeted. “It’s 2015 and the n-word should be eradicated from the English language in my opinion.”
Booker went on, “I am shocked by the statements made by Hulk Hogan. It’s unfortunate, but that’s something that he’s going to have to deal with.” Like Booker, Hogan is a WWE Hall of Famer, but it remains to be seen if the distinction will be taken away. Tell us what you think of the controversy with Hogan, and Booker’s take on it, below.