Mike Tyson is not happy about Hulu’s forthcoming Iron Mike biopic and calls for fans to boycott the streaming app. He posted a photo of the Hulu logo with a red no-entry sign over it. It also had the hashtag #BoycottHulu.
He wrote about the project, “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.”
In another slide, Tyson accused Hulu and other similar companies of stealing stories from the Black community.
The Iron Mike limited series will be created by the same team behind I, Tonya. See Mike’s post below.