Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to Instagram on Friday to “set the record straight” and to deny that he made comments for an interview with The Daily Star this week, which published a story with quotes from Johnson slamming the “snowflake generation” for their propensity to take offense.
On Friday, The Daily Star published an interview where Johnson was quoted as saying that the “snowflake generation” were constantly “looking for a reason to be offended,” and that this attitude was actually pushing humanity “backward” rather than forward.
However, the 46-year-old former wrestler uploaded an Instagram video on Friday claiming the interview “never happened.” The Star to retracted the story.
“I can’t believe I have to do this again and set the record straight on something, but I’m happy to do it,” he said in an Instagram video Friday night.
“You know it’s not a real DJ [Dwayne Johnson] interview if I’m 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,” he continued.
“This generation are looking for a reason to be offended; generation snowflake are actually putting us backwards,” – The Rock makes the front page of Friday’s Daily Star: https://t.co/aqh1l347bS #WWE #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/1Q6DZZMuOQ
— GRcadeWrestling (@GRcadeWrestling) January 11, 2019
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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 🏾