Former wrestling champion turned Hollywood superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson delivered an amazing rebuke of liberals being offended by everything.
In an interview with Daily Star, Johnson slammed “generation snowflake” and those who are “always looking to be offended” over something.
“If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended,” Johnson said, adding that this generation’s penchant for being offended over everything is having a negative effect on society.
“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. That’s democracy. So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended,” Johnson said.
Johnson went on to argue that many young people being offended by everything is taking humanity backward rather than forward.
“If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended — and that is not what so many great men and women fought for,” he explained.
“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,” he continued.
Johnson, who has flirted with the idea of running for president one day, argued last year that America needs leaders who have an understanding of the nation’s history and politics.
“What I’m sensing now is that we have to pivot back to people who have a deep-rooted knowledge of American history and politics and experience in policy and how laws get made. I think that pivot has to happen,” Johnson said at the time.
“I think in a lot of people’s minds, what Trump has proved is that anybody can run for president. And in a lot of people’s minds, what he’s also proved is that not everybody should run for president,” he added.
Here’s more from the Daily Star’s report:
The super fit megastar, who went from dishing out The People’s Elbow on WWE to becoming the world’s highest paid actor, and has gone to war on the overly precious.
Recent mind-boggling fun-draining campaigns include changing the name of Gingerbread Men to Gingerbread People and the end of popular darts walk-on girls.
The UK is mourning the death of comedy due to humourless crowds demanding no risky jokes.
Ricky Gervais has urged people to ignore the snowflakes and “joke about whatever the f*** you like”.
The Armed Forces recently went on a recruitment drive asking for “Snowflakes” and “Me Me Me Millennials” to sign up prompting a backlash.
Many agree with Johnson’s comments that “generation snowflake” needs to suck it up.