Mike Tyson Lashes Out At Hulu Series Based On His Life: It’s Tone Deaf, Hollywood Needs To Be More Sensitive To Black Experiences

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Mike Tyson Slams Hulu Series Based On His Life: ‘Couldn’t Be More Inappropriate Or Tone Deaf’

Mike Tyson is speaking out against a new Hulu series based on his life, “Iron Mike.” The series was announced by the streaming service, revealing an eight-episode series exploring Tyson’s life and career in and out of the ring. Mike Tyson reacted to the news on social media writing:

“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 coming days. Hulu to announce stealing a black athletes story during Black History month couldn’t be more inappropriate or tone deaf. #boycotthulu #corporategreed”

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Authored by: Gregory Molette