WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan issued an apology for his offensive language.
People.com has posted the following statement from Hulk Hogan:
“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.”
“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,” Hogan told PEOPLE. “I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”
Hulk Hogan’s lawyer told People.com the following: “He decided to resign from WWE because he didn’t want to put them or his family through this.”
However, WWE posted on their website that they fired Hulk Hogan: “WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (a.k.a. Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”