Mike Tyson is calling for a boycott of popular streaming service, Hulu.
After Hulu announced the new limited series, Iron Mike took to his Instagram account to call for the boycott.
“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.”
I can definitely see where Tyson is coming from as he is not involved with the series in any way. Created by Oscar-winning writer Steven Rogers, the series will look at the tumultuous, polarizing, and exhilarating moments in the former heavyweight champion’s life.
Flip the page to see Tyson’s Instagram post.