The Hulk Hogan controversy just got worse: Newly leaked audio reveals homophobic slurs

New day, new Hogan controversy!

Published July 28, 2015 6:37PM (EDT)

Hulk Hogan        (Associated Press/Chris O'Meara)
Hulk Hogan (Associated Press/Chris O'Meara)

And the Hulk Hogan saga continues! The Pro-wrestler and vocal Gawker Media opponent (real name, Terry Bollea) first made headlines last week after audio surfaced of him using racial slurs to describe SoBE Entertainment head Cecile Barker who’d allegedly offered to finance his daughter’s music career. WWE pulled its contract with him and scrubbed all mention of him from its website. Then, he apologized --  sort of. That weekend, his daughter wrote a poem defending his "tender heart" and, also, he began questioning why it was that President Obama was able to use the "N-word," and yet he -- a very angry white person -- could not.

That brings us to today (new day, new Hogan controversy!): Radar Online has now discovered new audio from the 61-year-old's sex tapes in which he makes homophobic slurs. In the tape, Hogan is heard discussing his reality TV show "Hogan Knows Best" with "sex tape partner" Heather Clem.

“VH1 wanted me to do a big thing and go back to the house I grew up in. So, we knock on the door, and a big f*g lives there now! This half-gay was enamored with Linda.”

Also captured in the tape: talks involving his $5 million Las Vegas residence and what might happen to the place after divorcing then-wife Linda.

“If I get divorced, Linda will make me sell it,” he says, before suggesting that Cecile Barker (the man Hogan called the ‘N’-word) could buy it and give it back to him after the divorce.

[h/t Radar Online]

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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