Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Shares His Opinion On Hulk Hogan’s Racist Rant

The wrestling world was stunned when an audio clip of former hall of famer Hulk Hogan’s repeated usage of the N-word surfaced. Since then, Hogan was stripped of his contract with the WWE entity and issued an apology for his statements.

Recently, Hogan’s friend and former boxer George Foreman came to his defense, but now another colleague is speaking out.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared his sentiments on the matter during an appearance at HBO’s Television Critics Association event on Thursday (July 30). In a response issued to Entertainment Weekly, the actor said, “I was pretty disappointed at what I heard.” The Ballers star continued, “I’ve known [Hulk Hogan] for a lot of years. My dad helped train him in Florida in the ’70s when he was breaking into the business. My uncles helped train him as well. So I’d not known him to be racist.”

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Johnson ended his statement with, “It’s funny, it’s one of those things where—I’m not justifying what he said—but we’ve all talked trash. Especially in private. He said what he said and now he’s paying the price.”

People on social media have shown a wave of support for Hogan, to which he took to his Twitter account to acknowledge.