Correction: The Rock Denies He Criticized Milennial “Snowflakes”

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Photo: Vanity Fair)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says an interview published by the UK’s Daily Star in which he was quoted criticizing “generation snowflake” is completely fabricated and “100% false.”

According to the Daily Star, The Rock said young people are “looking for a reason to be offended” and disrespect the men and women who have fought and given their lives for freedom and equality. They claim he said, “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 backwards.”

On Friday evening, The Rock posted a video on Instagram completely denying he said anything of the sort. “The interview never took place,” he said. “It never happened. I never said any of those words. Completely untrue. 100% fabricated.”

The Rock said it’s not in his nature to criticize a group of people or an entire generation. He encourages empathy, growth and most importantly, everyone’s right to be themselves.

We covered the Daily Star interview, which turned out to be a mistake. We apologize to our readers and to Dwayne Johnson for perpetuating what has turned out to be a false story.