We haven’t been following the story that much because, uh, wrestling, but as most of you are no doubt aware, Hulk Hogan was fired by the WWE last week after a racist rant in which he railed against ‘fucking n*****s’ surfaced. Apparently, Hogan didn’t want his daughter, Brooke, to get involved with black men, or at least, the wrong black men.
I was going to blockquote the rant here, but I can’t. It’s just … too awful. And too inexcusable. And too goddamn racist.
Anyway, after his contract with the WWE was terminated, he took to Twitter to defend himself.
This is how I feel today,with friends ,family,and the greatest fans in the world"MANIACS"that never left meOnlyLoveHH pic.twitter.com/9BpJbi5LDq— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 27, 2015
Unless u went through this,true loyality and love has a different meaning,it makes u want to live and not die,4those that never left me I am— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 27, 2015
For those that left me and didn't stand by my side,u will see and I will prove,who i really am and u will also understand my love for u 0LHH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 27, 2015
But here’s where the story gets amusing. In order to show that he has black supporters, he began retweeting the following:
@AndyMcGregor95 yo 67 thank u my brother HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 27, 2015
What Hogan didn’t realize is that those tweets were not sincere. They were a joke. Many of those “supporters” were professional soccer players. Also, Drake.
They were having a laugh at the expense of a racist.
And that, folks, is why Twitter is as amazing as it is terrible.