“I’m a good person. I’m not a racist. I made one horrible mistake,” this was just one of Hulk Hogan’s pleas after he was caught using the N-word and racist remarks on a private video.

Today (Aug 31), the disgraced professional wrestling star appeared on The Today Show for his first public interview since the scandal became public. According the Hulkster, an extreme argument with his daugther Brooke triggered his rant.

“My anger was directed towards Brooke. It wasn’t a racial slur against him. If anyone was going to kick me to the curb or have nothing to do with me, it would be my daughter. She came to me with nothing but love and said, ‘Dad, I love you so much.’”
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“When I grew up, it was something that was inherited generation after generation. That was part of my daily environment.”

But he admits that he’s learned a lot from the situation, telling PEOPLE:

“Behind this dark cloud is going to be this huge shiny blessing and I’m going to get help people with this. I get to explain to them that even in the locker room when you’re talking smack, it’s not cool. I would love to see it taken out of the dictionary. What I have learned is that I’ve got this huge built in support system with all the people that have known me, watched me and worked with me. They know that just this one instance is not who I am.”

via UD

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