(PCM) Brooke Hogan, the 27-year old daughter of legendary WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan, has stepped up to defend her father who was recently accused of using several racial slurs in an interview that occurred several years ago while he was discussing her boyfriend at the time.
All references to Hulk Hogan have been removed from the WWE website amid the controversy, almost as if they have begun to erase his entire existence within the organization. All ties between him and the company have been severed. Brooke took to Facebook and posted a poem she had written under her real name Brooke Bollea titled “If You Knew My Father”.
You can read the full poem below:
~If You Knew My Father~By Brooke BolleaIf you knew the dad I knew,you’d know his tender heart.He’d never want to hurt his fans,or family from the start.If you knew my father, you would know how hard he fought…and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.We always fight a battle that people never see,and sometimes when you’re hurting, you don’t think logically.Human isn’t perfect,and perfect is not he,but I can tell you one thing, it’s just not what it seems.Cause If you knew the dad I knew,you’d know he raised me well.He taught me folks are so much more than shades could ever tell.And If you knew my father, you would know he’s down to earth.He may have slammed the giant,but remembers life’s true worth.If you knew my father,if you just walked in his shoes…then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.If you knew my father, you would see your own in mine.And if he was your father, you could never find divide.Cause me- I bet your father or someone that you loveMaybe regrets something they wish they’d never done.So if you know my father, remember he’s a man,and you would crave relief if people judged everything you did.The lord says to forgive them, don’t be the one to stone…so please remember his strong arms when you were all alone.The lives he’s changed, the friends he’s made, the people he’s inspired…It makes me sad to see my dad defeated and so tired.If you knew my father, you would know just how he’s hurting…For he loves every one of you, regardless of your story.And if you met my father, I know he’d give you love!He’d lift you up, apologize and give you all a hug.For those who think you know my father, remember who you are.We all can make mistakes and carry ugly scars.Because I know my father, I can promise this-Just like you and I, things we don’t mean can sometimes slip.We all continue learning. This life can be so rough…So if you know my father, please try not to be tough.My father has a daughter, and I have feelings too.And if I knew your father, I would do the same for you.
The audio of Hulk Hogan’s alleged racist rant was part of an ongoing lawsuit between the wrestler and Gawker that was part of a leaked out sex tape. Hulk Hogan did issue a brief statement of his own in regards to the allegations saying “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. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”