UPDATE: The Rock just set the record straight on the interview. He says that the interview with The Daily Star never took place and it was totally fabricated.
He also said that it’s not his style to trash any group of people, community or generation. He says, “I always encourage empathy, I encourage growth, but most importantly I encourage everybody to be exactly who they want to be.”
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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 🤙🏾🥃
ORIGINAL: The Rock has a problem the people who see problems in everything. He has dubbed them “Generation Snowflake.”
Rock said that there are too many people today that are looking for reasons to be offended. According to The Daily Star, he said, “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.”
He applauds the fact that people can “be who they want to be” but the snowflake generation is a disservice to the heroes who fought for freedom of speech.
“So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended.” He added, “If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended – and that is not what so many great men and women fought for.”
“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 backwards.”
He didn’t give examples but it’s worth noting that he is good friends with Kevin Hart, who has been in the news lately because of social media comments from years ago that led to his exit as host of the Oscars.