A number of spoofs have been made based on Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video, and now Hulk Hogan has come out with his version, which shows the former wrestler dressed in a thong as he rides a swinging wrecking ball.
The video is an advertisement for his Web-hosting service Hostamania, and, like Cyrus, Hogan too sticks out his tongue. But he refrains from going completely naked -- and he neither sheds a tear nor licks a sledgehammer in a provocative manner.
While Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video is an emotional one, the spoof is anything but that.
The 60-year-old Hogan is seen wearing his trademark yellow and red wrestling attire with a bandanna tied around his head. The video starts with Hogan coloring an image of himself, when he suddenly turns to see a man hanging upside down in his room. The man appears to be holding a red crayon, and he starts chewing it.
The next scene shows Hogan flexing his muscles and kicking the man while straddling a wrecking ball and slapping his butt cheek. Rock music plays in the background.
Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video was an instant hit after its release, and even broke a Vevo record by attracting more than 100 million views in six days. But a number of people also criticized her decision to go nude in the video.
“If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable,” Cyrus said on Elvis Duran’s radio show on Sept. 11, defending the nudity in the video. “Actually, if you look at my eyes, I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record.”
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.