‘Disappointed’ Dwayne Johnson Opens Up on Hulk Hogan’s Racism Rant

By Ashwin Subramania - 31 Jul '15 08:33AM
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Dwayne Johnson recently gave his opinion on Hulk Hogan's racism scandal and said that he was 'disappointed.'

Johnson shared his opinions on fellow wrestler via satellite at a Television Critics Association panel.

"I was pretty disappointed with what I heard," Johnson said.

"I've known Terry for years," Johnson added. "My dad helped train him in Florida in the 1970s, and even my uncle. I didn't know him to be a racist. Not justifying what he said but we've all talked trash, especially in private, and he's paid the price."

Last year an audio transcript was released which featured Hulk Hogan making racial slurs. Following the release of the tape, Hogan apologized for his comments.

"Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation," he said. "It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it."

He continued in the statement 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."

In spite of the controversy, Hogan has remained active on social media.

"Thank you to all my friends, family and business partners for all your love and support, you guys know who I really am and I love u 4 that. HH," Hogan tweeted Saturday.

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