Mike Tyson Takes Photographs At Hulu For Stealing His Story In New Collection: ‘Heads Will Roll For This’
Mike Tyson is squaring up with Hulu over the brand new sequence “Mike.”
In a sequence of statements posted on his social media accounts Saturday, the well-known boxer aired out the corporate for allegedly producing the biographical sequence with out his approval and never offering compensation.
In an Instagram put up, Tyson famous he doesn’t assist Hulu’s upcoming restricted sequence about his life and profession: “Hulu is the streaming model of the slave grasp. They stole my story and didn’t pay me.”
The previous undisputed world heavyweight champion additionally expressed his disdain for the upcoming present on Twitter.
“Hulu stole my story. They’re Goliath and I’m David. Heads will roll for this,” Tyson wrote.
Again in June, the subscription streaming service introduced that “Mike” was set to premiere on Aug. 25.
Following its announcement, the eight-episode sequence has since been a sore topic for the boxer.
In a press release to Leisure Tonight, Tyson additional slammed Hulu for telling his life story with out reaching out to him.
“My life rights choice expired years in the past. Hulu nor any of their supercilious group ever tried to have interaction in any negotiations with this Black man. Of their eyes I’m nonetheless only a n****r on the public sale block able to be bought for his or her revenue with none regard for my value or my household,” he advised the outlet.
“They are saying this story is an exploration of a Black man. It’s extra like an exploitation of a Black man. Hulu thinks their tracks are lined by hiring Black sacrificial lambs to play the half as frontmen for his or her backdoor theft is appalling. I’ll all the time keep in mind this blatant disregard of my dignity,” Tyson added.
Starring Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”) as Tyson, the present says it’ll element “the tumultuous ups and downs of Tyson’s boxing profession and private life ― from being a beloved world athlete to a pariah and again once more,” in keeping with Hulu’s official synopsis.
Tyson’s newest sequence of digs on the streamer got here after he posted on Instagram on Saturday to reward UFC president Dana White for allegedly turning down a chance to advertise the sequence.
“Hulu tried to desperately pay my brother @danawhite thousands and thousands with out providing me a greenback to advertise their slave grasp take over story about my life,” he wrote.
“He turned it down as a result of he honors friendship and treating individuals with dignity. I’ll always remember what he did for me similar to I’ll always remember what Hulu stole from me.”
Karin Gist, a showrunner for “Mike,” talked concerning the sequence at Hulu’s Tv Critics Tour panel on Thursday, in keeping with Deadline.
“We simply needed to inform an unbiased story and have the viewers resolve what they assume or really feel,” Gist mentioned. “Difficult what individuals assume they find out about Mike and hoping that they arrive away from the sequence with one thing else to consider. Whether or not you want him or hate him, does the story make you query how complicit society has been? That was the intention, that was the North Star for the writers’ room as we have been crafting tales.”
After Hulu first ordered the restricted sequence in February 2021, Tyson spoke out towards the manufacturing early final yr in a since-deleted Instagram put up.
He referred to as it “cultural misappropriation” and mentioned that unauthorized account of a Black man’s life coming “on the heels of social disparities in our nation” was a “prime instance” of Hulu’s “company greed.”
Tyson is reportedly engaged on a separate mission about his life with Jamie Foxx and director Antoine Fuqua.
HuffPost has reached out to Hulu for remark.