As details from the leaked sex tape transcripts emerged, WWE was quick to separate themselves from the racist remarks made by Hulk Hogan. Not everyone took that tack, however, as Roddy Piper leapt to his defense in a somewhat bizarre tirade on The Rich Eisen Show. Like the very worst of a comment section trying desperately to look as unaffected by things as possible, Piper’s response was… worrisome at best. After telling stories about himself ordering “gringo burgers” at Mexican restaurants, and being greeted by 16,000 Puerto Ricans with knives at Madison Square Garden (your guess is as good as mine as to what the heck that means), Piper insisted that those concerned with Hogan’s racist tirade should “get a life,” and we “shouldn’t hurt people’s feelings for no reason.”
My point is that, boy, you guys are sensitive. Hang on. I know people who have to get up to walk five miles for water first thing in the morning. I’m just saying this literally happens to me my whole life. With Hulk, I don’t agree with all his choices, but you know what, I don’t hear people saying all the great things he does. When he was on the Wheaties box, all those kids that said their prayers and took their vitamins. I don’t hear them saying that. They just want to nail this.
Piper appeared a little more uh, lucid, shall we say, when questioned by TMZ Sports on Monday. He explains that he’s never seen Hogan use a racial slur in locker rooms before, and there’s no anti-Semitism in wrestling. According to him, pro wrestlers don’t have time to be racist. Oh, honey.