Brooke Hogan came to the defense of her father in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight. She reiterated Hulk Hogan’s racist tirade was not indicative of who he was and was simply part of the lowest point of his life.
"I understand when people are writing me mean tweets and saying your dad's this and [that] ... [but] I wish I could talk to them and just say, 'Have you ever been really mad at somebody and just said the worst about them?' ... It's not that my dad thinks that, and that's not how we were raised."
Brooke stated she feels bad for his dad but also for his African-American fans.
"I feel bad for my dad, but I also feel bad for the African-American fans and stuff because they don’t know that he didn't mean it," she said. "You know, it would be offensive. But this is something that we have to put a stop to everyday, because I'll be honest with you, I've had a black guy call me a honkey, and I've also been told that white people smell like bologna. I don't take offense to it, I just laughed at it."
She said WWE’s reaction was “really like turning the knife:”
"He didn't want to disappoint his fans," she explained. "He doesn't want anyone to think that of him because it's not who he really is. And wrestling is his life, so being scrubbed from the WWE, it was really like turning the knife. And he understands, he takes responsibility for it. He's like, 'I messed up, like, this is the repercussions of what's happening.'"
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