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Dwayne Johnson lashes out at ‘generation snowflake’ for being easily offended

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a problem with people whose feelings are too quickly hurt.
The actor and former WWE superstar gave an interview to the Daily Star in the United Kingdom and bemoaned the sensitive nature of “generation snowflake,” and then took a pivot by saying that the world has never been as tolerant as it is today. And the “Rampage” and “Skyscraper” star tied it all together with military service.
“So many good people fought for freedom and equality — but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended,” Johnson, 46, told the publication.
“If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended — and that is not what so many great men and women fought for.”
To be fair, the Daily Star’s story was short on details on what made Johnson feel this way and set him off on his rant, stating only that Johnson was offended that people were so easily offended.
AV Club , however, speculated that it had to do with Johnson’s friendship with Kevin Hart, his co-star in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Central Intelligence.” Hart last month was named host of the 2019 Oscars, but withdrew two days later after his homophobic tweets from a decade ago were re-circulated.
The drama surrounding Hart and the Oscars dragged on through this month. He first refused to apologize for the old tweets because he said he had already done so previously, and then he apologized numerous times.
The Academy seemed open to welcoming him back as host, and Hart hinted in an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that he’d be open to the idea. But Hart changed his mind again after he and DeGeneres caught flak on social media from the LGBTQ community and others.
So was Johnson defending Hart when he told the Daily Star, “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,” he continued.
Johnson also spoke about tolerance, but never made the connection that perhaps some of those who complained the most the past few decades might have forced the change toward more acceptance.
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“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,” he said.
“That can only be a good thing – but generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.”

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