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WWE CEO Vince McMahon used N-word in awkward comedy skit

July 25, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
WWE CEO Vince McMahon used N-word in awkward comedy skit

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Was it hypocrisy for the WWE to bounce Hulk Hogan from his contract for using the N-word on a secretly recorded sex tape?

After all, the group’s own chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon, once used the term in a televised skit with black wrestler Booker T. Huffman Jr.

“What’s good in the ’hood?” McMahon is heard asking in the stilted sketch that was still up on YouTube on Friday.

“Keep it up, my n—-!” McMahon says as he walks away past a fuming Booker T. “Tell me he didn’t just say that,” Booker T seethes for the camera.

McMahon’s use of the N-word appeared to be a pre-arranged part of the awkward comedy routine.

“Surely everyone would recognize the 2005 segment was an outlandish and satirical skit involving fictional characters, similar to that of many scripted television shows and movies,” a WWE spokeswoman said of the exchange.

But Booker T wasn’t laughing Friday when news about Hogan’s racist rant leaked.

“I am shocked by the statements made by Hulk Hogan. It’s unfortunate, but that’s something that he’s going to have to deal with,” Booker T wrote in a Twitter post that quickly went viral.

Whether the word is objectionable sometimes depends on context — and who’s using it.

“This word in black talk has at least six different meanings, and only one of them is a negative sort of meaning, as when used by whites,” Geneva Smitherman, director of the African-American Language and Literacy Program at Michigan State University, said in a 1995 speech on the topic.

“Surely everyone would recognize this 2005 segment was an outlandish and satirical skit involving fictional characters, similar to that of many scripted television shows and movies,” the WWE said in a statement.

Meanwhile former Piston Dennis Rodman took to Twitter. Usually, that’s all you need to say. But die-hard wrestling fans might remember that among the Worm’s side gigs in the mid 90s, he occassionally hopped in the ring with Hogan in WCW.

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“I’ve known @HulkHogan for 25 years. … There isn’t a racist bone in that mans body,” Rodman wrote, posting a video of Hogan hanging out with a black disabled man a few years ago.

Rodman then asked for Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Scottie Pippen and Mike Tyson to back him up on his Hogan claim.

None of those guys have yet to do so. They’re letting Rodman run in and make the save alone.

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