Mike Tyson has spoken out against Hulu’s forthcoming biopic series on his life. Mike. The series is scheduled for release on Aug. 25. “explores the dynamic and controversial story”The former professional boxer, who competed in bouts from 1985 to 2005. “the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing career and personal life.”Hulu was able to create the biopic. “stole”Tyson’s life story. The star was accused in an Instagram post on Saturday.
Tyson wrote in condemnation of the streamer as well as the series. The Saturday PostThe streamer created the series without Tyson’s permission or payment. Tyson claimed that Hulu was responsible for the series. “desperately”We tried to pay Dana White the president of Ultimate Fighting Championship, the premier mixed martial arts organization. “millions without offering me a dollar to promote” MikeTyson named it Hulu’s. “slave master take over story about my life.”He revealed that White was his favorite color. “turned it down because he honors friendship and treating people with dignity.”He wrote the conclusion to his post. “I’ll never forget what he did for me just like I’ll never forget what Hulu stole from me.”
A second post will follow.Tyson warned his followers. “don’t let Hulu fool you,” explaining, “I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822. It’s 2022.”He claimed that Hulu was his favorite channel. “stole my life story and didn’t pay me. To Hulu executives I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block.”He captioned his post. “Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master. They stole my story and didn’t pay me.”
Tyson has been vocal against Tyson before. Mike. Tyson disapproved of the series shortly after it was greenlit. He wrote in an Instagram post dated February 20, 2021, which has since been deleted. DeadlineThat “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.”He called Hollywood to “be more sensitive to black experiences especially after all that has transpired in 2020.”
Hulu’s Television Critics Tour Panel on Thursday MikeKaren Gist, the showrunner, stated that the project was not authorized. “we just wanted to tell an unbiased story and have the audience decide what they think or feel.”Gist explained that “challenging what people think they know about Mike and hoping that they come away from the series with something else to think about.”Hulu has not reacted to Tyson’s criticism of the series.