Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson has publicly outed streaming service Hulu for their ‘unauthorised’ series ‘Mike’, which takes a look at the life of the American boxer.
Hulu have described the eight-episode series as:
“The tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life. From being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again”.
The streaming giants are set to release the biopic on August 25, yet ‘Iron Mike’ has claimed to not have received a penny from Hulu.
This led to an uncensored rant from the former heavyweight champion, sharing on his twitter a picture of himself and UFC President Dana White:
Hulu tried to desperately pay my brother @danawhite millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master take over story about my life. He turned it down because he honors friendship and treating people with dignity. I'll never forget what he did for me just like pic.twitter.com/amk65CjtvJ
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) August 6, 2022
However, the barrage of anger didn’t stop there as Tyson continued to tweet on the situation, as the self-proclaimed ‘Baddest Man On The Planet’ didn’t mince his words.
“Hulu stole my story. They’re Goliath and I’m David. Heads will roll for this”
“Hey Hulu I’m not a n****r you can sell on the auction block #slaveryisover #fuckhulu”
“Hulu’s model of stealing life rights of celebrities is egregiously greedy #headswillroll”
Yet Tyson was still not finished with Hulu as he moved onto Instagram to continue the war he had started on the streaming service.
“Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life.”
“It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me. To Hulu executives I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block.”
Tyson’s vocal anger towards Hulu has prompted other stars from combat sports such as UFC fighter Nate Diaz as well as WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman to publicly back him, with the latter admitting to aiding Hulu in the production of the series by providing them belts for filming, with Sulaiman claiming that the WBC was ‘mislead’.
‘Iron Mike’ finished his rant quoting the tweet from the WBC president saying:
“Someone should get fired from Hulu. Producers were lying to my friends saying I supported the unauthorised series about my life.”
Hulu have yet to respond to any of the accusations made towards them.