WWE fires Hulk Hogan after racist rant

Say it ain't so, brother! Hogan is trumping Trump with his foot-in-mouth disease.

Whatcha gonna do, when that sex tape you made comes back to bite you in the ass twice, brother? WWE Hall of Famer, and local celebrity, Hulk Hogan was quickly terminated from his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment this morning.

All inferences to him on WWE related websites have been quietly removed as well. Hulk (Terry Bollea) had been working as a judge on WWE's reality program, Tough Enough, and as an ambassador for the company. The Hulkster's hasty termination is linked to a racist rant The National Enquirer unearthed from the sex tape that Hogan is currently in litigation with Gawker media over.

"I guess we're all a little bit racist."

In 2012, wrestling icon Hulk Hogan was filmed during a sexual encounter with a friend's wife (that friend being one, Bubba "The Love Sponge"). An edited portion of the video was published on Gawker and became tabloid fodder for awhile. Hogan quickly sued Gawker media and the full video was sealed in court proceedings. That didn't stop The National Enquirer though. They break the full story today with vile quotes that will break the most ardent Hulkamaniac's heart. 

When speaking about his daughter Brooke's singing career, and choice of men, Hogan said,

"I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever."

And he really dropped a racist legdrop a moment later with,

"I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!"

After his termination, and removal from WWE related media, the company released this statement:

"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."

The WWE has been working hard to change it's image, and be seen as wholesome family brand, for some time now. 

And if that's not horrible enough, The Enquirer is promising more disastrous comments to come. 

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