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July 2015

Gay Slurs from The Hulk

Published on: July 28, 2015

By DYLAN HOWARD, MELISSA CRONIN & LACHLAN Cartwright

Hulk Hogan’s N-word rant was just the beginning. Only days after the former wrestler’s disgusting racist tirade was exposed to the world, RadarOnline.com and The National ENQUIRER – in a joint investigation – can reveal that he was ALSO caught on tape unleashing a diatribe against gay people!

In a shocking world exclusive that will surely destroy Hulk’s legacy once and for all, Radar and The ENQUIRER have learned the same unauthorized sex tape that included Hulk’s bigoted attack against black people also features a disgusting section in which he unleashes the ‘F’ word and more disturbing homophobic slurs.

Hulk, born Terry Bollea, is heard discussing his VH1 reality show, “Hogan Knows Best,” with former sex tape partner Heather Clem – the wife of his former friend, Bubba “The Love Sponge” Clem.

A conversation that starts innocently enough quickly turns sickening!

“VH1 wanted me to do a big thing and go back to the house I grew up in,” Hulk says, discussing the season 4 finale of his show.

“So we knock on the door,” he continues, “and a big f*g lives there now!”

Undeterred, the 61-year-old continued with his disgusting homophobic bile. “This half gay was enamored with Linda,” he sniffs, of his ex-wife.

In the episode, which aired in October 2007, Hulk was seen visiting the Port Tampa home where he was raised by parents Peter and Ruth Bollea.

The home’s new owner welcomed him under his roof, and even gave the wrestler turned reality star a small metal truck that he supposedly found in the garden when he moved in – and once belonged to a young Hulk.

But the homeowner is not the only one Hulk dragged through the mud of his hate. Continuing his bitter rant on the audiotape, he then tears apart his wife, Linda, to whom he was still married at the time.

As his pal Bubba enters the room, Hulk declares: “Dude, the only thing I will ever ask of you … I don’t know how you will pull this off … is, if I am ever on my death bed, you cannot let Linda come and visit me.”

Perhaps as a reflection of their views on marriage, Bubba and wife Heather – with whom Hulk filmed a covert sex tape – respond by giving him a thank you card for attending their wedding.

Linda had yet to file for divorce at the time the audio recording was made, but it’s clear from Hulk’s comments that their marriage was over!

Hulk goes on to bring up his residence in Las Vegas, which he had bought for $4.25 million and watched grow in value to $5 million.

“If I get divorced, Linda will make me sell it,” he laments on the tape.

But he had a plan – and it involved SoBe Entertainment mogul Cecile Barker, the same man he slammed as a “black billionaire” and ‘N’ word elsewhere on the tape.

“F**k it,” Hulk can be heard saying. “Cecile will buy it and give it back to me after the divorce!”

Clearly unbothered by the idea of asking for a favor from a man he would defame with hate speech, Hulk was equally unperturbed when his friend Bubba unleashed racist slurs of his own.

Handing the wrestler a surprise gift, a pair of inscribed “Hulk Hogan” Oakley sunglasses, Bubba can be heard on the tape saying: “Who’s your n***a? I have something for you. Who’s your n***a?”

When Radar and The ENQUIRER first exposed Hulk’s racist rants, he was quick to issue an apology.

“Eight years ago, I used offensive language during a conversation,” he declared. “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,” Hulk added. “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.”

Ironically, Hulk previously spoke out against homophobia when he was accused by ex-wife Linda of having his own gay affair with fellow wrestler Brutus Beefcake.

“It’s tough because a lot of my friends in normal life, a lot of my friends in the entertainment business, and a lot of my friends in the wrestling business are gay,” he said in 2012.

“If it was true and I was gay, I’d embrace it, and I’d tell you guys about it, and I’d celebrate it.”

He later sued Linda for defamation over those claims and others, but the case was ultimately dismissed.

Story developing.

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The Betrayal That Is Black Homophobia

Joshua Surtees
Published:
Thursday, July 2, 2015

“All fags, lesbos and fag churches. As u burn with lust four human waste so shall u burn in hell. As waste is god’s sewer of fire.”

That was the last thing I expected to read on a sign outside a church in America, on the day that the Supreme Court ruling gave same-sex couples the same rights to marry each other as heterosexual couples have shared for thousands of years.

But that’s what I saw in Harlem, outside the Atlah World Missionary Church.

It’s one of those weird made-up churches they have in America. Registered charities, I suppose, or decoys for money-laundering purposes.

I didn’t expect to read such hate coming out of the black community and purporting to be God’s word since merely a week had passed after hate had gone into that old black church in the Deep South and killed nine Christian people.

Now, the people who were murdered in Charleston may well have been opposed to gay marriage—that’s something we can perhaps accept as at least a possibility given the demographic—but they died at the hands of hate nonetheless.

To be mired in a battle of hate, to be targeted by hate and then to disperse that hate elsewhere seems a senseless thing.

I don’t believe that God would have had the “fags and lesbos” burn in hell any more than he would have wanted all those black churches to burn across the United States for all those years while the crosses of the Ku Klux Klan burnt outside them.

Obama ended his eulogy in Charleston singing the gospel. As I watched him break into Amazing Grace, my eyes filled with tears. I don’t know why I cried. It was something about the centuries of struggle, endurance, perseverance and tolerance in the face of hatred.

They were tears that came from nowhere explainable, just like the tears that poured out of me when that same president was elected in 2008. Not tears of sadness, nor tears of joy. Tears somehow connected to the triumph of humanity in a world where darkness still endures from the northern shores of Africa in Tunisia to the city streets of Harlem.

In a previous world, perhaps 150 years ago, eugenicists debated whether negroes were less evolved than caucasians; whether their features meant they were closer in the evolutionary chain to apes; whether the cranial capacity (their brain size) implied a lesser intelligence.

That way of thinking was used to justify slavery and it complemented Christian theory (a white religion imposed upon black people) which told believers that white people were closer to God; that they were the pure essence of man made in God’s image, like Adam in the Garden of Eden, while black people were further away from God, towards the outer circles of humankind, towards the animals and the mud.

That black people accepted the religion of their enslavers in the first place was a perversity with undertones of Stockholm syndrome.

That black people today should use the same Christian theory that subjugated them to subjugate gay people is beyond a sin. It is a hate crime that God, and Jesus, would utterly reject.

Many homosexuals are Christian. But homophobes, to me, are not Christian.

In T&T—a nation built on slavery and on the same Christianity that the Spanish forced on the indigenous people they found in the New World and that the slaves and indentured labourers adopted from the French and English—this homophobia masquerading as Christianity is so utterly boring.

It’s so dreadfully tired and weak and pointless. The insipid claims of Christians that they are being bullied for their faith. The endless debates over whether being gay is biological or a lifestyle choice. It’s a level of tedium, a degree of backwardness, that I don’t really associate with the Trini mentality.

I’ve tended to see Trinis as modern, intelligent, ever moving forward, not looking back, not inert. But perhaps I am mistaken. I wrote on a Facebook post that I will continue to write about LGBT rights until the Caribbean catches up with the modern world and received the reply: “What’s to catch up on?

There are some things worth staying behind in.” Perhaps I underestimate other Trini characteristics—stubbornness and religious pomposity.

A respected journalist in our field, an evangelical Christian, said this of the Obama moment that moved me to tears: “Progressive-in-Chief celebrates the upending of the Biblical tradition of marriage that has defined society for millennia, then grabs a smirk and a speech and heads to church, there to lead the Christians—gushing, gullible, docile—in Amazing Grace. Well, I never.”

It’s not a hateful statement like the “fags…lesbos…waste…sewers…hell” in Harlem, but in some ways, because of its measured, understated-yet-authoritative, snide rejection of the compassion and love directed by a president towards two polar opposite communities, it is potentially more damaging than any hate speech.

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