Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson doesn’t have any time for the “easily offended.”
The former wrestling star slammed the younger generation — whom he has dubbed “generation snowflake” — accusing it of “putting us backwards” in a new interview.
“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,” he told the Daily Star.
“That’s democracy. So many good people fought for freedom and equality — but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended. If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended.”
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star added, “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.”
Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to The Rock’s publicists for further comment.
The actor has a busy 2019 ahead of him. He’s currently filming the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw with Jason Statham, and then he will star in the Disney movie Jungle Cruise with Emily Blunt. The Rock also has a cameo in Stephen Merchant’s wrestling drama Fighting With My Family about WWE superstar Paige. The film was produced by Johnson’s production company, Seven Bucks Productions.
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