Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is being applauded by some for controversial comments that he never made.
The former wrestler turned actor created controversy after the
Here are the fake quotes attributed to the star: “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.”
The Rock reportedly went on to say that millennials are more or less weak people who cannot handle the truth.
The action hero supposedly confessed: “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.”
He claimed: “We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years. People can be who they want, be with who they want, and live how they want. That can only be a good thing – but generation snowflake or whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backward.”
The interview sparked a debate on social media where many said he is right for criticizing the current generation while others slammed him for his views and called him "an angry Republican."
After receiving both love and hate for the interview, The Rock addressed the matter in a video where he shared: “You know it’s not a real DJ [Dwayne Johnson] interview. If I’m ever insulting a group, or generation, or anyone… that’s not me, that’s not who I am, that’s not what we do. So, to Millennials: the interview never happened.”
He added: “I always encourage empathy. I encourage growth, but most importantly I encourage everybody to be exactly who they want to be.”
For a brief moment, he entertained the idea of running for president in 2020.
Do you think the interview is real?