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The tale of Mike Tyson’s life is riveting, and that’s why Hulu is exploiting it for their own gain.

Abandoned by his father, Tyson and his two siblings were raised by a single mother who moved the family to a crime-ridden Brooklyn neighborhood. Tyson learned to fight, joined a gang, and was arrested repeatedly before he was sent to the reform school that eventually led him to trainer Cus D’Amato. He told Tyson he could become heavyweight champion of the world. By age of 20, Tyson did just that.

If you stopped right there, Tyson’s story is the kind of rags-to-riches tale that inspires and entertains. But Tyson’s story is more complicated than that, and it’s his story, so if anyone should be paid for it, it’s him. Hulu doesn’t see it that way. The network is launching a new drama series based on Tyson’s life, and Tyson won’t be consulted or paid.

Tyson called the series “tone-deaf cultural misappropriation,” and another example of Hollywood’s racism.

I think Tyson is right. Just look at the Golden Globes, an awards show that’s run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hasn’t had a Black member in 20 years.

Hollywood has always profited from showing the worst in Black men. If they do that to Tyson, the least they can do is pay the man.
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Photo: Mike Tyson at SXSW promoting RockLive’s “Mike Tyson’s Main Event”. By. shelbysdrummond

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