The Rock got into a Twitter exchange with CNN reported Oliver Darcy over an Instagram post from a few months ago where The Rock talked about how he had the pleasure to have dinner with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
Here is Twitter post (it includes a screenshot from The Rock’s Instagram) and scroll down for The Rock’s response:
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 19, 2018
Here is The Rock’s response:
Such a silly, clickbait post, Oliver. Im surprised you’d post this. Go back and really read my words. I listened and learned then. As I listen and learn now. C’mon man
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 20, 2018
Darcy responded by pointing out that Rock had dinner with a brutal authoritarian. Rock was asked if his opinion on Salman has changed but there has been no response to that tweet yet.
You had dinner with a brutal authoritarian, playing a role in his PR campaign to convince the West that he was, as you’d say, someone with “modern views.” Then you gushed about it on social media. Ppl look up to you. Do you regret giving him a platform? Has your opinion changed? https://t.co/yPHazTLIRt
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 20, 2018
For those of you that have asked, there has been no update on the status of Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Vince McMahon is said to be adamant that the show should continue on as scheduled but Dave Meltzer reported that there are outside forces that may force WWE to move the show to a different location.
John Cena and Daniel Bryan have reportedly said that they do not want to go to Saudi Arabia and others in the company, including production people, have said privately that they would not rather fly out to Saudi Arabia.