The Rock says that he didn't criticise 'generation snowflake' and claims his interview was 'false'

Greg Evans
Saturday 12 January 2019 13:00
Showbiz

We'd like to offer an apology to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson after claiming that he let us down for his reported comments about 'generation snowflake'.

We're not sure why we ever doubted him as, when we reported on the actor's critical words against millennials, which were published by The Daily Star, we pointed out how nice and empathetic he acted on social media.

Something did seem a little off about the comments from the former wrestler, who allegedly claimed that "generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards".

In a video posted on his Instagram account, the 46-year-old has claimed that the interview "never took place" and was "100 per cent false".

In the clip, Johnson cheerfully states:

Earlier today, online, an interview dropped with me — apparently was with me, where I was insulting and criticising millennials.

The interview never took place. Never happened. Never said any of those words. Completely untrue. One hundred per cent fabricated. I was quite baffled when I woke up this morning.

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 DJ [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.

To the plurals, the baby-boomers, the snowflake generation, I don't even know where that term came from, the tequila generation, that's the generation I just started, that's a good one, you want to join it, I always encourage empathy, I encourage growth, most importantly I encourage everyone to be who they want to be.

People have since been pointing out how odd the original quotes that were attributed to the star were, and apologised for ever questioning him.

The interview has since been deleted from The Daily Star's website. indy100 has contacted the newspaper for a statement.

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