Mike Tyson Unhappy With Hulu’s ‘Mike’ Series: ‘They Stole My Life Story And Didn’t Pay Me’

Tyson isn't happy with Hulu and their 'slave master take over story' about his life. Neither is Nate Diaz or Dana White. 

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Mike Tyson isn’t a fan of Hulu’s upcoming series about his life.

‘Mike’ is set to come out on Aug. 25 on the streaming service but not everybody will be streaming it, especially after Tyson went vocal about the series. The legendary boxer is not just not content with how his life is being portrayed in the TV series, condemning as a it ‘tone-deaf cultural misappropriation’ of his story. 

Producers React

The producers of ‘Mike’ would respond to Tyson’s problems with the show. 

“We actually couldn’t talk to him because his life rights were already taken, so that was never on the table. I would hope that if he watches it that he would change his opinion,” executive producer Steven Rogers said during the show’s virtual Television Critics Association panel on Thursday. “For me, as a writer, as a storyteller, I don’t really like to be reliant on just one source. I really like to do the research and get all these different opinions and then put a story around all of that. I don’t like to be beholden to just one person.” (via ET)

“And that was our intention as well, to tell the story so that we’re talking about more than just the events in his life, but rather placing the story and giving it context in the world and at the time,” executive producer Karin Gist continued. “We really wanted to make sure we were as broad as possible in the research and the dramatization of the events of his life and we could make sure we were opening the doors to other conversations to be had around those things as well.”

Dana White Didn’t Want To Promote The Hulu Series

Tyson would go on a social media spree following these comments, first thanking UFC President Dana White for not siding with Hulu. 

“Hulu tried to desperately pay my brother @danawhite millions without offering me a dollar to  promote their slave master take over story about my life,” Tyson revealed on Instagram. “He turned it down because he honors 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.

“Don’t let Hulu fool you. I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me. To Hulu executives, I’m just a n****r they can sell on the auction block.”

‘F*ck Hulu’

UFC superstar Nate Diaz would also chime in on the Hulu controversy.

‘I’m wit Mike,” Diaz wrote on Twitter. “F*ck you Hulu.”



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