‘Tone-deaf cultural misappropriation': Furious Mike Tyson calls for Hulu BOYCOTT after company announces series on star's life
Added 02-26-21 08:37:02am EST - “Mike Tyson has called for fans to boycott streaming service Hulu after the company announced an "unauthorized" mini-series on the boxing icon, which Tyson labeled "corporate greed" and "tone-deaf cultural misappropriation."” - Rt.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Tone-deaf cultural misappropriation’: Furious Mike Tyson calls for Hulu BOYCOTT after company announces series on star’s life”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Hulu excitedly announced the eight-episode limited series ‘Iron Mike’ this week, saying it would “explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career behind one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture.”
The series is written and produced by the makers of the 2017 film ‘I, Tonya’, which starred Margot Robbie and focused on the life of infamous US figure skater Tonya Harding.
The announcement that Tyson would be featured in a series on the Disney-owned platform did not go down well with the former world heavyweight champion, who took to Instagram to vent his disgust.
“Hulu's announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn't surprising,” Tyson wrote to his 14.5 million followers.
“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.
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