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Mike Tyson blast Hulu for exploitation of his story

by | Mar 4, 2021 | Entertainment

Mike Tyson has found his latest opponent following December’s exhibition match against fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr., and this time it’s a media giant. The boxer posted to Instagram last week taking swings at Hulu after the company announced their new Mike Tyson biopic, ​Iron Mike​. The upcoming series is not authorized by the Tyson camp.

Written by “I, Tonya” screenwriter Steven Rogers, the eight part series focuses upon some of the boxer’s less glorious life events in both his personal life and professional career. Tyson’s rape conviction, time in prison and infamous rematch with Evander Holyfield, in which the boxer bit off some of Holyfield’s ear, all are reportedly featured in the series.

Tyson called the announcement by Hulu “the tip of the iceberg” in his instagram post saying, “We shouldn’t be surprised by these abhorrent actions as they represent the systemic racism that has plagued Hollywood for its entire existence.”

The famed boxer went on to criticize Hulu for announcing the series during Black History Month as well as for stealing stories from the black community. He ended the post calling for a boycott on Hulu as well as teasing an authorized “real” Mike Tyson story to be announced in the coming days.

The announcement from Tyson could be concerning an upcoming film featuring Jamie Foxx that was announced last year. Read our story on that ​here​.

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