UPDATE: Hulk issued a statement via TMZ, reading, "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."
Hulk Hogan has been terminated from the WWE after racist audio footage of the 61-year-old leaked on the Internet.
The network confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that he's been fired — and all Hulk merchandise has been removed from their websites and stores.
Hulk Hogan WWE (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Radar Online and The National Enquirer obtained audio recordings from an unauthorized sex tape of Heather Clem and Hulk — whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea — going off on a hate-fueled rant surrounding his 27-year-old daughter Brooke Hogan's professional and personal life.
“My daughter Brooke jumped sides on me. I spent $2-3 million on her music career," he allegedly told Heather, the ex wife of Bubba “The Love Sponge” who recorded their sexual encounter.
He went on to claim some "billionaire black guy" was now funding her music, telling Heather, “I don’t know if Brooke was f------ the black guy’s son. I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f------ n------."
Heather and Bubba "The Love Sponge." (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"If she was going to f--- some n-----, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n----- worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!" Hulk adds.
Hulk with his now 27-year-old daughter, Brooke. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The WWE made clear in their statement they will NOT tolerate this kind of behavior.
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“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka 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.”