Former boxer Mike Tyson has criticized the TV series “Mike”, which will be released on Hulu on August 25. The plot of the project is dedicated to the personal life and career of a cult athlete, and Tyson himself said that streaming “stole the story of his life”, especially since he did not take part in the creation of the show and did not receive any compensation for it.
On social media, the boxer wrote that Hulu is the streaming version of the slave model and added: “Don’t let the service fool you. I do not support their attempt to talk about my life. It’s not 1822, it’s 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t even pay for it. To them, I’m just a black man who can be sold.” He also promised that “heads would roll” for it.
Tyson has previously voiced concerns about the series – when the show was first announced in February 2021. Then he called it “gross cultural appropriation.”
On “Mike” the team of the film “Tonya vs. Everyone” worked: screenwriter Stephen Rogers and director Craig Gillespie. Starring Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight).