London (PTI): Brooke Hogan, daughter of WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan has insisted that her father is not a racist and would “never want to hurt” his fans.
The 27-year-old reality TV star penned a poem, “If You Knew My Father” and posted it on her Facebook page, defending the legendary wrestler, after a 2012 radio interview featuring him using racial slurs, surfaced, reported Female First.
“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.” she wrote.
The “About Us” singer also asked her fans to forgive the 61-year-old wrestling star.
“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,” the poem read.
“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,” she concluded.