‘100% fab­ri­cated’

Dwayne John­son de­nies mil­len­nial-bash­ing in­ter­view

Winnipeg Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

Dwayne John­son has de­nied crit­i­ciz­ing mil­len­ni­als as “gen­er­a­tion snowflake” in a news­pa­per in­ter­view.

The wrestler-turned-ac­tor re­port­edly told an in­ter­viewer at British news­pa­per The Daily Star that the young peo­ple of to­day are “look­ing for a rea­son to be of­fended.”

How­ever, John­son took to In­sta­gram to up­load a video in which he ve­he­mently de­nied mak­ing the com­ments and ex­plained that he was baf­fled by the news­pa­per’s ar­ti­cle.

“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,” the 46-year-old ex­plained. “I’ve gained such great trust and eq­uity in all you guys all around the world over the years, and you know it’s not a real DJ (Dwayne John­son) in­ter­view if I’m ever in­sult­ing a group, a gen­er­a­tion, or any­one, be­cause that’s not me. And that’s not who I am, and it’s not what we do.”

The fa­ther of three — who had taken a break from a work­out to deny the story — told his

128 mil­lion fol­low­ers that he en­cour­aged em­pa­thy and growth, but most im­por­tantly, he as­pires to “en­cour­age ev­ery­body to be ex­actly who they want to be.”

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive for The Daily Star has not yet re­sponded to John­son’s ac­cu­sa­tions.

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