Re: Most people have forgiven Hogan. It’s the internet that makes it seem like he’s so ‘notorious’.
It's no surprise to any of us at this point that the wrestling world and its fans are, more oft than not, a very bipolar and fickle community that can seemingly never be happy. What's actually astounding is that there are so many posts in this thread almost justifying somebody being racist purely because they're 'a legend' and have 24-inch pythons, brother.
I've never really been a fan of Hogan, and I'm definitely not a fan of racism. The only thing Hogan has hurt is himself and his 'legacy' because in the grand scheme of things, racists obviously aren't taken as seriously as they should be. Call me old school, but if someone apologises for something it should really mean "yeah I fucked up and I regret what I did and it won't happen again", but I can almost guarantee that ol' Terry has dropped many an N-bomb since this whole thing came out and I'm sure he'll continue to do so.
You can't just accidentally be racist - you're always a racist.
I'd like to have seen Hogan out of the Hall of Fame forever to be honest, but that's me pretending the Hall of Fame actually holds any merit. The president of the United States, another racist, is in there. A convicted rapist in Mike Tyson is in there, there are multiple murderers in there (which is hilarious considering Benoit will never catch a posthumous whiff of the Hall of Fame), and we're expected to think it's an amazing achievement for a legitimately talented wrestler in his day to be put in there not once but twice such as Bret Hart.
Wrestling is weird, brother.
Last edited by SINdicate; 04-09-2019 at 08:20 AM.