Mike Tyson slams upcoming show about his life says Hulu stole his story

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  • Mike Tyson has slammed Hulu for its unauthorised limited series of his life.
  • "Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master. They stole my story and didn't pay me," wrote Tyson on Instagram.
  • According to the streaming service, the limited series explores the dynamic and controversial story of Mike Tyson.


Mike Tyson has slammed Hulu for its unauthorised limited series of his life.

According to the streaming service, Mike explores the dynamic and controversial story of Mike Tyson.

READ MORE | Hulu releases trailer for unauthorised Mike Tyson series

The 56-year-old has now addressed the upcoming series in posts on Instagram. He captioned one post: "Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master. They stole my story and didn't pay me."

"Don't let Hulu fool you. I don't support their story about my life. It's not 1822. It's 2022," reads the post.

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In another post, the former professional boxer claims that the streaming service tried to pay UFC president Dana White to promote the series.

"He turned it down because he honours friendship and treating people with dignity. I'll never forget what he did for me just like I'll never forget what Hulu stole from me," reads the post.

Moonlight actor Trevante Rhodes who plays the adult Tyson in the series, seemingly responded to the backlash on Instagram, captioning the post: "bc blowin me up."

"Just as there is an inside, there is an outside. I understand I am a fan as well, obviously," reads the post.

He continued: "As Champ honoured the great Alexander the Great in his way, I honour him in mine w [with] my intelligence, my heart and my time. Perspective is everything."

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Showrunner Karin Gist told Entertainment Weekly in an interview in June that their "goal was to take a very complicated and controversial figure and try to get under the hood of what he was praised and vilified for while staying true to our North Star of 'no one person is one thing'."


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