Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson denies saying 'generation snowflake' are 'putting us backwards' 2 years ago

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson denies saying 'generation snowflake' are 'putting us backwards'

He claims the quotes were made up

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has denied that he criticised millennials in a recent interview, claiming that the quotes were "fabricated" and left him "baffled".

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On Friday, the Daily Star reported that Johnson had said "so many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended", adding that "generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards."

However, in a video posted to his Instagram, the Hollywood star denied that he ever made the comments.

Speaking in the video, Johnson said: "I can’t believe I have to do this again, and set the record straight on something, but I’m happy to do it. Earlier today, online, an interview dropped with me – apparently it was with me – where I was insulting and criticising millenials. The interview never took place, never happened, never said any of those words, completely untrue, 100% 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 interview if I’m ever insulting a group, a generation or anyone, because that’s not me, that’s not who I am and it’s not what we do.  So to the millenials, 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 a generation I just started, that’s a good one, you’ll wanna join it. 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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