Boxing legend Mike Tyson is pulling the streaming platform Hulu into the ring after learning his life story will be turned into a limited series without his participation or any compensation to him.
The 54-year-old rang the fight bell on Feb. 25 when he blasted the company on Twitter and Instagram where he called for a boycott.
“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,” he wrote in his IG post detailing some of his issues with the company’s decision to move forward with the project.
The series, titled “Iron Mike,” will take a look at the heavyweight champion’s life in and outside the ring over the span of eight episodes.
“They’ll say sorry take it down negotiate with him then put it back on it’s a game people,” wrote a person on social.
“There are a lot of ears in that Company. Just sayin…” commented another.
“Dave Chappelle started something,” wrote one person referencing how the comedian called for fans to boycott the “Chapelle Show.”
The retired boxer, who took on one last exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, did not comment on the specific content to be featured in the series. However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Tyson and his team were briefed on the series months ago.
“Hollywood needs to be more sensitive to black experiences especially after all that has transpired in 2020,” he continued before plugging, “The real Mike Tyson authorized story is in development and will be announced in coming days.”
He ended by stating, “Hulu to announce stealing a black athletes story during Black History month couldn’t be more inappropriate or tone deaf.”
His supporters agree.
“I stand for the GOAT! And I will boycott! Much respect to one of the greatest boxers in our lifetime!”