Update: The Rock has vehemently denied he made these comments.
Original Story: 10-time WWE World Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has an issue with today’s “generation snowflake.” “The Great One” recently spoke to the U.K.’s Daily Star to discuss a variety of topics. Johnson has previously teased a possible run for the United States Presidency in the future.
When speaking on the overly sensitive climate we live in today, Rock said that “snowflakes” of this generation are doing a disservice to all the men and women who fought for our freedom of speech:
“So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended,” Rock said. “If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended – and that is not what so many great men and women fought for.”
Rock then pointed out that the United States has progressed tremendously over the years. However, “generation snowflake” is actually moving the country backward with their rhetoric:
“That’s democracy,” Johnson 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.”
WWE & Politics
The Rock is currently one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. However, the 2020 United States presidential elections are on the horizon. There’s still time for The Rock to officially announce his candidacy for the race. Many former WWE stars have shown a great interest in politics.
WWE Hall Of Famer Jesse Ventura is the former Governor of Minnesota. Glenn “Kane” Jacobs, a former WWE Champion, is the current Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. And, while he may not have been a wrestler, WWE Hall Of Famer Donald Trump is the current President Of The United States.
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon serves in his administration as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
What do you make of Rock’s comments on “generation snowflake”?