The Rock Hits Back at '100 Percent Fabricated' Interview on Millennials: 'That’s Not Who I Am'
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson slammed a British tabloid Friday after it published what he is calling a “100 percent fabricated” interview, in which he was supposedly quoted criticizing “snowflakes.”
The Daily Star claimed to quote Johnson as bemoaning the rise of “snowflake culture,” saying their complaints do a disservice to the war heroes who fought for freedom of speech.
Johnson posted a video to his Instagram page "to set the record straight" on the matter, noting that the interview never took place.
"Never happened. Never said any of those words. Completely untrue," he said.
Media outlets including Fox News had picked up the story, which has since been removed from the Star’s website.
Johnson continued in his video by telling his nearly 130 million followers that insulting a group or generation is "not what we do."
He said, "I’ve gained such a great trust and equity with you all 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 that’s not what we do."
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect that Johnson has denied the quotes previously attributed to him about "snowflake" culture.