The interview claimed that The Rock said that “generation snowflake,” which is a negative term to describe millennials, is too easily offended.
He quickly took to social media to deny the interview, saying the following:
“Earlier today, online, an interview dropped with me — apparently was with me, where I was insulting and criticizing millennials,” Johnson said in a video shared on his account Friday.
“The interview never took place. Never happened. Never said any of those words. Completely untrue. One hundred percent fabricated.”
“I was quite baffled when I woke up this morning,” Johnson continued. “I’ve gained such a great trust and equity with all you guys, all around the world over the years, and you know it’s not a real [Dwayne Johnson] interview if I’m ever insulting a group, a generation or anyone because that’s not me. That’s not who I am and that’s not what we do.”
“So, to the millennials, the interview never happened. I always encourage empathy, I encourage growth, but most importantly I encourage everybody to be exactly who they want to be.”
Johnson further explained his point captioning the post, “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.”
You can see The Rock’s video response below:
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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 ???
The interview has since been removed from The Daily Star’s website.
This is what happens when you insult The Rock:
You hate to hear stories like this. I’ve always perceived him to be a wonderful, humble and accepting person, so insulting millennials just doesn’t seem like his style.
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