© David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock Dwayne Johnson attends the Dwayne Johnson says that an interview in which he allegedly blasted “generation snowflake” is fake news. In fact, the supposed interview never even happened.
The Rock took to Instagram Friday afternoon to clear things up after the alleged interview caused a stir.
“Earlier today online, an interview dropped … where I was [apparently] insulting and criticizing millennials. The interview never took place, never happened, never said any of those words. Completely untrue. 100 percent fabricated,” he said in the video, adding that he “quite baffled” by the story.
“I’ve gained such a great trust and equity in all you guys all around the world over the years, and you know it’s not a real DJ interview if I’m ever insulting a group, a generation, or anyone, because that’s not me. And that’s not who I am, and it’s not what we do,” Johnson continued. “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’ll 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.”
In the video’s caption, he repeated the false nature of the interview: “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.”
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Friday morning, U.K.’s Daily Star claimed that The Rock blasted the “generation snowflake” and implied that freedom of speech is under attack. Also, the paper purported that The Rock came down hard on this generation, saying they are essentially offended by everything.
“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. That’s democracy,” the phony quote attributed to the actor said. “So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended. If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended – and that is not what so many great men and women fought for.”
In his actual video, The Rock — the real one — said, “The interview never took place, never said any of those words. Completely untrue. One hundred percent fabricated.”
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