After the WWE terminated his contract on Friday amid reports that he used the N-word on a recording, Hulk Hogan did his best to keep his head up on social media.
But in doing so, he also re-tweeted and co-signed a follower's ignorant tweet Sunday night, asking why it's OK for President Obama to have used the N-word.
Hogan's retweet led many of his followers to comment and wonder if he truly understands the severity of this situation, one saying, "totally different context. I'm a fan and even forgiving but this retweet is undeserving" and another adding, "I actually felt sorry for you prior to this retweet."
After the WWE cut ties with Hogan over the ex-pro wrestler going on a recorded racial tirade, which included him saying the N-word more than once, Hulk did offer an apology to People magazine that same Friday, making the timing of his retweet that much more of a head scratcher.
“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 said in his apology statement. “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.”
Notable sports greats like George Foreman and Dennis Rodman even came to his defense over the weekend, saying he's not a racist, making the Sunday night timing of his retweet all the more curious.
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