Mike Tyson Slammed Hulu Over ‘Unauthorized Mini Series’ In an Uncovered Post

Published 06/10/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 22: Mike Tyson is seen in attendance during the UFC 270 event at Honda Center on January 22, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Mike Tyson is one of the most successful and polarizing athletes in history. He has lived a life of rags to riches, but the audience is unaware of many other details. The boxer has had a tough life and prevailed through the difficulties to become one of the most influential figures in the world of boxing. As such, streaming giant Hulu is releasing a series based on Mike Tyson’s life. But the boxer is not happy with it, and here’s his take on the subject.

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As per ‘dailymail’, Mike Tyson wrote in an Instagram post, “Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising. 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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He added – “To make this announcement during Black History Month only confirms Hulu’s concern for dollars over respect for black story rights. Hollywood needs to be more sensitive to black experiences, especially after all that has transpired in 2020. The real Mike Tyson authorized story is in development and will be announced in coming days.”

The teaser for the limited eight-episode Hulu series ‘Mike’ has been released recently. It stars ‘Moonlight’ movie fame Trevante Rhodes as Tyson. It also stars actors like Laura Harrier, Harvey Keitel, Russell Hornsby, and Li Eubanks.    

Surprisingly, ‘Iron Mike’ later deleted the Instagram post. Tyson has not spoken about it much and is quite upset with Hulu. He has mentioned another Mike Tyson series. Let’s take a look at that. 

Mike Tyson is in favor of another series based on his life

Apparently, there is another series in the making that will tell the story of Tyson’s life. The series stars Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx as Mike Tyson. As per the rumors, it has been titled ‘Tyson’. 

 

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The actor has been working on the character for quite a long time now. He even posted a picture of himself looking like Tyson. The post goes back to June 2020, and he wrote in the caption, “The transformation begins… “Finding MIKE”.” 

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The show will be created by Hollywood legends Martin Scorsese and Antoine Fuqua. Although Foxx and Tyson have mentioned the series in interviews, a teaser or trailer has not been released yet. Tyson seems to be excited about this series starring Foxx and has shown his full support, unlike the Hulu series.

The former heavyweight champion is obviously upset because of Hulu. He claims to have not received any compensation from them, even though they will benefit financially from his life story. Although disappointed, Tyson doesn’t seem to be surprised by the streaming giants’ actions.

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 Let’s wait and see how it plays out to be. Until then, share your views about Tyson’s remark in the comments section below. 

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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