The Rock denies raising eyebrow at “generation snowflake”, does not think they’re pushing society backwards
This rocked the boat.
Dwayne Johnson has denied that an “exclusive” interview with UK tabloid The Daily Star that quoted him criticising “generation snowflake” ever took place.
Here is his full statement, transcribed from a video he posted to his Instagram account:
“I can’t believe I have to do this again and set the record straight on something, but I’m happy to do it. Earlier today online, an interview dropped with me — apparently it was with me — where I was insulting and criticising millennials. The interview never took place. Never happened, never said any of those words, completely untrue, 100% fabricated. I was quite baffled when I woke up this morning.
You know, I’ve gained such a great trust and equity with all you guys all around the world over the past couple of years, and you know it’s not a real D.J. [Dwayne Johnson] interview if I’m ever insulting a group, a generation, or anyone. Because that’s not me, and it’s not who I am, and it’s not what we do.
So to the millennials, the interview never happened. To the plurals, the baby boomers, the snowflake generation — I don’t even know where that term came from — the tequila generation! That’s a generation I just started. That’s a good one. You want to join it. I always encourage empathy, I encourage growth, but most importantly I encourage everybody to be exactly who they want to be. Have a good day.”
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Settin’ the record straight. The interview never happened. Never said those words. 100% false. If I ever had an issue with someone, a group, community or a generation — I’d seek them out, create dialogue and do my best to understand them. Criticizing ain’t my style. I don’t cast stones and we all get to be who we are. #millies #plurals #boomers #TequilaGeneration 🤙🏾🥃
Here’s what he allegedly said
According to what The Daily Star labelled an “exclusive chat”, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson thinks that society is moving forwards, but if we’re not careful, we might end up hitting rock bottom.
The former WWE wrestler, and current biggest action star in the world, was reported to have smelt something in the air recently, and allegedly cooked up a response to the changes he was seeing in society.
It doesn’t matter… what your position is, Johnson allegedly told The Daily Star, he thinks something as sacred as votes should be upheld.
He was quoted saying:
“I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it.”
This was most likely in reference to the current political climate in America, where the country is seen as divided among Trump supporters and those against Trump, with each side racing away from civility at a fast and furious pace.
People, elbows and knees deep in political frustration, might forget that society is, and has been, on an upward trend for a while now. Johnson reportedly added:
“We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years,”
Despite the progress, Johnson, ever the sharp shooter, reportedly insisted that the new generation is going out of their way to be offended at every slight thing.
“That can only be a good thing – but generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.”
Guess we’re stuck between a hard place and another equally hard stone or something.
Top photos via The Rock’s Instagram account