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Mike Tyson Calls For Hulu Boycott Over ‘Unauthorized’ Biography

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Hulu lately introduced a brand new eight-part collection in regards to the lifetime of Mike Tyson titled Iron Mike. The previous heavyweight champion is now calling for a boycott of the streaming service.

On Feb. 26, Tyson, 54, launched an announcement on Instagram, condemning the collection, calling it tone deaf, cultural misappropriation. He additionally famous that Hollywood must be extra delicate to Black experiences, particularly after uprisings in opposition to police brutality throughout the nation in 2020. 

“This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our nation is a chief instance of how Hulu’s company greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of the Tyson life story,” the assertion reads. “To make this announcement throughout Black Historical past Month solely confirms Hulu’s concern for {dollars} over respect for black story rights.”

The put up additionally features a #BoycottHulu hashtag. See under:

PEOPLE journal reached out to Hulu, the place officers declined to remark.

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The Brooklyn native was one of the feared, and highly effective boxers of his time. He was the primary boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles and the one fighter to carry the three titles concurrently. With a document of 44 knockouts out of his 58 matches, the previous undisputed heavyweight champion of the world was recognized for his hard-hitting fashion and ferocious ways. He’s additionally well-known for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear throughout their historic re-match in ’97. 

The corridor of fame boxer can be recognized for his tumultuous life exterior the ring, together with his rocky marriage to actress Robin Givens and run-ins with the regulation. Since retiring in 2006, Tyson has dabbled in every part from performing (together with a star flip in The Hangover) to wrestling to philanthropy to competing in dance competitions.