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Mike Tyson Boycotts Hulu Over Unauthorized Docuseries

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The iconic Mike Tyson wants his fans to boycott Hulu following the streaming service’s decision to move forward with the unauthorized “Iron Mike” documentary series.

Mike Tyson has seen a resurgence of fans wanting to see him in the ring recently even at his advanced age. His podcast Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, is also entertaining people with his commentary and guests. Streaming service Hulu, believes it’s a good time to drop a docuseries on the legend.

Hulu recently ordered an eight-episode docuseries about Mike Tyson’s life, and the miniseries, titled Iron Mike, will reportedly focus on the wild, tragic, and controversial moments throughout his career. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyson isn’t involved with the series in any capacity, but sources close to Hulu claim that the streaming service’s executives briefed the former heavyweight boxer and his team about the series months ago.

Regardless of that note, Mike Tyson is now against the idea and the series from airing. He has posted his boycott message to his Instagram account.

“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,” Tyson continued before finally urging his followers to boycott the beloved streaming service. “The real Mike Tyson authorized story is in development and will be announced in coming days. Hulu to announce stealing a black athletes story during Black History month couldn’t be more inappropriate or tone deaf. #boycotthulu #corporategreed.”

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