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The Rock: Troops Didn't Fight for Generation Snowflake to Get Offended

The Rock: Troops Didn't Fight for Generation Snowflake to Get Offended

The Rock: Troops Didn't Fight for Generation Snowflake to Get Offended

"Generation Snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards."

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*sigh*

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a bone to pick with "generation snowflake." (Note to self: Generation Snowflake would be an excellent band name.)

Fresh off of his old co-star Kevin Hart's controversial apology tour to the gays, Johnson shared some baffling comments in an interview with the Daily Star.

"So many good people fought for freedom and equality—but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended," said the 46-year-old professional wrestler turned actor. "If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended and that is not what so many great men and women fought for."

I always thought the troops were protecting our right to believe what we want to believe and say what we want to say (you know, the First Amendment), so technically that is a small bit of what so many great men and women fought for,  but okay, The Rock!  

Johnson goes on: 

"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."

It's not clear who exactly is Generation Snowflake or how they're moving society backward, but when you're just regurgitating talking points from Fox News, facts don't really seem to matter!

Johnson, along with comedian Chris Rock, are just the latest celebrities beefing with a vocal social media culture unwilling to accept brash and offensive "comedy." But as Hart struggles to recalibrate after openly proclaiming that he doesn't want to be an LGBT ally, it has never been more clear that most of us snowflakes are just sick and tired of being the butt of a joke.

If you're comedy still relies on insulting marginalized people, maybe it's time to pack up and retire?

UPDATE: Dwayne Johnson says the interview in question never happened. Read the updated story here.

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!