Dwayne Johnson: ‘Snowflake Generation’ Is ‘Putting Us Backward’
In a recent interview, the 'Southland Tales' and 'Fast and Furious' star said political correctness is harming the culture
Dwayne Johnson blasted political correctness in a new interview with Britain’s Daily Star.
The “Jumanji” star targeted the “snowflake generation” and said, “If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended.”
“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,” Johnson, 46, said.
“So many good people fought for freedom and equality — but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended.”
The “Fast and Furious” star added that a need to be offended by everything is not progressing culture forward, but rather bringing it backward.
“If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended — and that is not what so many great men and women fought for,” the actor and former wrestler 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 [whomever] 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.”
For all his bluntness, Johnson is not the most politically outspoken celebrity.
Though he’s expressed an interest in running for president in the past, the actor has played his politics close to his chest.
Johnson is also one of the few actors left who is able to bring people out to actual movie theaters.
Johnson will next star in “Hobbs and Shaw,” a spinoff from the popular “Fast and Furious” franchise, as well as a sequel to the 2017 breakout hit “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”
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