Mike Tyson takes a jab at Hulu for creating 'Mike' sans his consent, fans react with an uppercut

'He needs to Google what's public domain, no one stole anything,' said an angry fan on Twitter

Mike Tyson takes a jab at Hulu for creating 'Mike' sans his consent, fans react with an uppercut
Boxing champ Mike Tyson flayed Hulu for using his story for the series 'Mike' without his permission (Mike Tyson / Instagram)
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Mike Tyson slammed the streaming platform Hulu on Saturday, August 6, over their upcoming series ‘Mike’ in an Instagram post. The legend claimed that the biographical series that chronicles his journey as a boxer was made without his permission and without compensating him.

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The boxer's post on his official instagram handle read, “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.”

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On the social media post, Mike captioned his post as, “Hulu is the streaming version of the slave master. They stole my story and didn’t pay me.”

He dropped another post on Saturday, which read, “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. 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.”

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At Hulu's Television Critics Tour panel on Thursday, the biographical series' executive producer Karin Gist shared how they wanted to make sure all the characters, especially the women, were not one dimensional, in order to give them depth and tell their story with insight.

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Deadline dropped the announcement of Mike taking shots at Hulu on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, August 7.

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As soon as the news came out, many fans and netizens slammed the former boxing champion, stating that any series based on his life with information available on the internet fell under the public domain.

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“He needs to Google what's Public Domain. No one stole anything,” said a fan. “Mike sir they don’t owe you a cent,” a fan noted. “Mike Tyson's life story has been public knowledge (and part of the public record) for years. Public figures don't have to be paid for their life story,” shared another fan. “I'm pretty sure the only reason people get paid is to avoid this exact scenario,” added a fan. “Won’t be watching this series,” another said.

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'Mike' is set to premiere on August 25, 2022, on Hulu. The series was created by Steven Rogers ('I, Tonya') with Trevante Rhodes playing the lead. Other cast members include Russell Hornsby, Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier, and Li Eubanks.

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For those unaware, Mike will be making his big screen debut alongside South Indian superstar Vijay Deverakonda in the multilingual Bollywood film titled ‘Liger: Saala Crossbreed,’ being backed by director Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions banner. The film releases on August 25.

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