Brooke Hogan Waxes Poetic in Defense of Dad Following WWE's Firing of Hulk Hogan

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Brooke Hogan has waxed poetic in light of WWE's firing of her dad, Hulk Hogan. The WWE fired the famous wrestler after a racist rant laced with the N-word hit the media.

The National Enquirer got their hands on an audio transcript from a conversation Hulk Hogan had with Heather Clem, the wife of his former buddy Bubba "The Love Sponge," eight years ago--in which he went on an offensive tirade about his daughter Brooke Hogan.

"I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f--k some n----r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n----r worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player...I guess we’re all a little racist. F--king n----r."

Hulk Hogan has since apologized for his remarks.

"Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. 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 said in a statement to People magazine. "This 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."

Following her dad's apology, Brooke Hogan posted her poem on her Facebook page.

~If You Knew My Father~

By Brooke Bollea

If you knew the dad I knew,
you'd know his tender heart.

He'd never want to hurt his fans,
or family from the start.

If you knew my father,
you would know how hard he fought...

and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.

We always fight a battle
that people never see,

and sometimes when you're hurting, you don't think logically.

Human isn't perfect,
and perfect is not he,

but I can tell you one thing, it's just not what it seems.

Cause If you knew the dad I knew,
you'd know he raised me well.

He taught me folks are so much more
than shades could ever tell.

And If you knew my father,
you would know he's down to earth.

He may have slammed the giant,
but remembers life's true worth.

If you knew my father,
if you just walked in his shoes...

then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.

If you knew my father,
you would see your own in mine.

And if he was your father, you could never find divide.
Cause me- I bet your father
or someone that you love

Maybe regrets something
they wish they'd never done.

So if you know my father,
remember he's a man,

and you would crave relief if people judged everything you did.

The lord says to forgive them,
don't be the one to stone...

so please remember his strong arms when you were all alone.

The lives he's changed, the friends he's made,
the people he's inspired...

It makes me sad to see my dad
defeated and so tired.

If you knew my father,
you would know just how he's hurting...

For he loves every one of you, regardless of your story.

And if you met my father,
I know he'd give you love!

He'd lift you up, apologize and give you all a hug.

For those who think you know my father,
remember who you are.

We all can make mistakes and carry ugly scars.

Because I know my father,
I can promise this-

Just like you and I, things we don't mean can sometimes slip.

We all continue learning.
This life can be so rough...

So if you know my father, please try not to be tough.

My father has a daughter,
and I have feelings too.

And if I knew your father, I would do the same for you.

Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was terminated by WWE, although his attorney claims he resigned.

“WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide,” they said in a statement.

Prior to Friday's media firestorm, Hulk Hogan forewarned his fans with a cryptic tweet.

Hulk Hogan is reportedly a born-again Christian, and from the feel of Brooke Hogan's (whose real name is Brooke Bollea) poem, she shares at least some of his religious beliefs.

It seems many people are now paying for the sins of their past. In addition to Hulk Hogan, Bill Cosby is now facing rape allegations, and Josh Duggar was the cause of his family's reality show cancellation. TLC recently canceled 19 Kids and Counting because he sexually molested five underage girls--four of whom are his sisters--when he was a teen.

Will Brooke Hogan's poem soften the hearts of those who now believe her dad to be a racist?

Or is she about to watch her dad swallowed up by a swirling media frenzy?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.