Hulk Hogan Apologizes for Racist Rant in Tearful Interview (Video)

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In July, the WWE fired Hulk Hogan and erased all mention of him on their website after the National Enquirer obtained an audio recording of Hogan declaring, “I am racist, to a point, f***ing n*****s.” It was an absolutely shocking turn of events, given the fact that Hogan is the most beloved WWE star of all time and is almost single-handedly responsible for the exponential growth of the WWE in the 1980s and 90s.

Now, after laying low for five weeks, Hogan has come out of hiding to launch the Hulk Hogan Is Really, Really Sorry Tour.

The first stop was Monday on Good Morning America, where Hogan explained he’s not really a racist.

“I never should have said what I said,” he started. “It was wrong. I’m embarrassed by it. But a lot of people need to realize that you inherit things from your environment.”

Hogan then went on to explain that the n-word was just thrown around like nothing where he grew up, with white friends and black friends calling each other that all the time.

Take a look:

Of course, listening to Hogan describe his youth, you’d think he grew up Los Angeles in the 90s, not Tampa in the 60s. But the part about inheriting things from your environment is certainly true.

So what do you think, internet? Are you ready to forgive the Hulkster? Or is his reputation just ruined forever?

Hat Tip – [Rolling Stone]