Hulk Hogan, Brook Hogan


Hulk Hogan may be in hot water right now, but his daughter is backing him up.

Brooke Hogan took to Facebook earlier to day to defend her father, real name Terry Bollea, who has been at the center of a racism scandal.

Radar Online and The National Enquirer revealed Friday that he was taped making racist remarks many years ago. A transcript of the audio showed Hulk, a 12-time world champion and former Vh1 reality star, using the n-word repeatedly in reference to Brooke's dating life.

With the controversy surrounding the famous wrestler, the 27-year-old wrote a poem titled "If You Knew My Father" which she published on the social media website along with a black and white collage of her and her dad, to explain that his previous actions aren't who he really is.

Here's what Brooke wrote:

Brooke Hogan, Hulk Hogan, Linda Hogan, Nick Hogan

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~If You Knew My Father~
By Brooke Bollea

If 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 love

Maybe 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.

Hulk Hogan, Celebs that started as WWE stars

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After posting a cryptic message on social media, Hulk Hogan issued the following apology:

"Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation," he explained. "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 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."

Additionally, in a statement to E! News Friday, WWE announced that it has "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."

All mentions of Hulk have been removed from WWE's website. However, his lawyer, David Houston, claimed the decision to part ways came from Hulk himself. "He decided to resign from WWE because he didn't want to put them or his family through this," he said.

We've also learned that Hogan's future on Tough Enough is in shambles. A source told E! News that the show will continue to air as usual on Tuesdays, but there will be a replacement judge for Hogan.

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