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The HULU series on Mike Tyson is set to debut on August 25.


Mike Tyson is the subject of a new Hulu scripted series, and he’s really not happy about it.

The life of the famous boxer is the focus of the upcoming TV show “Mike”, which will start on August 25. Trevante Rhodes, who played Chiron in the 2016 film “Moonlight,” will star as Tyson – but his subject says he hasn’t signed on to the eight-episode limited series.

“Don’t let Hulu fool you,” Tyson wrote on Instagram on Saturday. “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 one…they can auction.

In a separate post the same day, Tyson alleged that Hulu tried to get UFC President Dana White to promote the show, but White turned it down out of respect for Tyson.

“Hulu desperately tried to pay my brother Dana White millions without offering me a dollar to promote their slave master taking over my life,” Tyson wrote. “He declined because he honors friendship and treats people with dignity. I will never forget what he did for me, just like I will never forget what Hulu stole from me.

During the Television Critics Association press tour last week, showrunner “Mike” Karin Gist explained the intention of the series.

“We just wanted to tell an unbiased story and let the audience decide what they think or feel,” Gist said. “Love it or hate it, does the story make you wonder how complicit society has been? That was the intention, that was the North Star for the writers room as we created stories.

This isn’t the first time in recent memory that the subject of a scripted series has slammed the project. Pamela Anderson reportedly wasn’t thrilled with Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy,” which explored her relationship (and sex tape) with Tommy Lee, and didn’t appear on the recent series.

In April, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a lengthy review for HBO’s “Winning Time,” calling the series “deliberately dishonest” and “very boring.”

“The characters are crude stick figure representations that look like real people like Lego Hans Solo looks like Harrison Ford,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote. “Each character is reduced to a single bold stroke, as if the writers were concerned that something more complex would strain viewers’ comprehension.”

NBA legend Jerry West also demanded a retraction of the series, saying it was “cruel” and “deliberately untrue”.

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