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Hulk Hogan Daughter Brooke Defends Father: He “Brought A Smile To People Light, Medium And Dark”

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Brooke Hogan is defending her dad Hulk Hogan after it emerged that he went on a racist rant that was recorded nearly a decade ago when his daughter was involved with a black man. She has penned a long poem that she posted to Facebook titled, “If You Knew My Father,” in which she said he “brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.”

As Gossip Cop reported earlier, in unreleased footage from the wrestler’s previously leaked sex tape with Heather Clem, Hogan went on a tirade about Brooke being involved with “n*ggers.” And while the WWE has cut all ties with him, Brooke is standing by her father. Read her poem below.

Among the points Brooke tries to make are that her father has a “tender heart,” and “he’d never want to hurt his fans.” She attempts to explain, ”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.”

Brooke also asks people not to judge her dad, writing, “If you knew my father, you would see your own in mine… Cause me– I bet your father or someone that you love maybe regrets something they wish they’d never done.” She further expresses that what he did in the wrestling ring “brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.”

Hulk Hogan has since apologized. On Friday, he issued a statement that read, “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.” Hogan added, “This 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.”

Read the poem below by Brooke Hogan (real name Brooke Bollea) in which she defends her dad Hulk Hogan, and tell us what you think

~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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