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This is one Hulk you don't want to see angry.
Continuing this week's celebrity trend of speak first, think later, Hulk Hogan has revealed a whopper of a complex during an interview with Rolling Stone, saying that his messy split from wife Linda, and her subsequent shacking up with a friend of her teenage son's, made him feel downright O.J. Simpson-esque.
"I could have turned everything into a crime scene, like O.J., cutting everybody's throat," he said. "You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can't go to anymore, you're driving through downtown Clearwater and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife, and going to the Four Seasons, where you're paying for the toilet paper he wipes his ass with.
"I mean, I totally understand O.J. I get it."
But while it sounded as if Hogan may not know best after all, a rep for the erstwhile star wrestler said that he "in no way condones the O.J. situation."
"As part of a larger conversation, he referred to it to exemplify his frustration with his own situation," rep Elizabeth Rosenthal said in a statement to E! News Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Linda Hogan isn't in an understanding mood.
"Hulk's serial cheating destroyed our marriage, our family and our future," she said in a statement released today. "Sadly, his recent comments remind us that his definition of fair is much different than what the law dictates."
"We have always maintained that the fear that Linda has had to live with comes from the rage and instability much too often associated with pro wrestlers," added rep Gary Smith, per Us Weekly.
"We have always maintained that the fear that Linda has had to live with comes from the rage and instability much too often associated with pro wrestlers," Smith said. "Linda and her family are taking these recent homicidal comments seriously. Linda's attorney Ray Rafool is weighting all options necessary to protect his client."
And Linda isn't the only one who's pretty offended, either.
"It's sick to me that people throw around violence so whimsically," Kim Goldman, sister of murder victim Ron Goldman—who was killed alongside Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole—told Us in response to the Hogan comments.
"It's vile to speak of anybody in that way and it's hurtful, demeaning and so many layers of ugliness attached to it. I'm always very sensitive to people saying they would kill someone," she goes on. "I don't speak that way anymore, so when I hear it, it has such meaning attached to it. It says a lot and speaks to his level of violence and propensity for it. It's sad."