Former Heavyweight Boxer Mike Tyson attacked Hulu, said the makers stole the story of his life and didn’t pay him.
The Boxer was blunt when it came to criticizing Hulu over the upcoming series about the boxer’s life journey. He even called the service a ‘ Slave Master’ which used his name and did not pay him. Entitled ‘Mike’ shown on Streaming Services Hulu, it is supposed to reflect the chaotic story of the boxing legend Mike Tyson. The show reflects how the boxer dealt with addiction, poverty and controversy. Besides it also addressed issues of race, fame and media damage. Mike Tyson criticized Hulu, attacked the series on the social media and said that the company did not pay him. He blamed Hulu and had some harsh words for the streaming media.
Boxer calls Mike a cultural misappropriation of his Life Story, Mike points to Hulu’s Greed
Hulu had announced Mike in February 2021, Mike Tyson criticized Hulu claiming that the company used his name and did not pay him. the series on social media, claiming that the company did not compensate him. He accused the streaming platform and had some harsh words.
“Hulu’s corporate greed” for the “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.”Mike Tyson on Hulu using his Life story
As Mike’s Premiere date neared, Mike Tyson Criticized Hulu streaming service
Meanwhile as August 25 drew nearer, Mike Tyson, again blasted the streaming media saying the following harsh words again.
“Don’t let Hulu fool you,” he wrote via Instagram on Aug. 6. “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— they can sell on the auction block.”Mike Tyson on Hulu
Tyson had earlier blamed the streaming media of paying also accused Hulu of trying to pay UFC president Dana White millions to promote Mike without offering him a dollar.
“We actually couldn’t talk to him because his life rights were already taken, so that was never on the table,” he told reporters, according to TheWrap. “I would hope that if he watches it that he would change his opinion.”Steven Rogers explaining his stand during virtual Television critics association.