Mike Tyson has taken to the streets of social media to call for a Hulu boycott.
The legendary boxer is furious over the streamer’s forthcoming unauthorized “Iron Mike” limited series.
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According to Hulu, the eight-episode series will explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career behind what the streamer calls “one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture.”
The issue is Mike Tyson is not involved in the series about his life and he’s big mad about it.
He blasted Hulu for their tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of his life story.
Read his full statement below:
Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising. This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu’s corporate greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of the Tyson life story.
To make this announcement during Black History Month only confirms Hulu’s concern for dollars over respect for black story rights. Hollywood needs to be more sensitive to black experiences especially after all that has transpired in 2020. The real Mike Tyson authorized story is in development and will be announced in the coming days. Hulu to announce stealing a black athlete’s story during Black History month couldn’t be more inappropriate or tone-deaf. #boycotthulu #corporategreed
See the original post below:
Hopefully, Hulu and Mike will be able to come to some type of resolution on this.