Dwayne Johnson Blasts “Generation Snowflake," Says PCers “Looking For A Reason to be Offended"

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the most powerful and successful actors currently working in Hollywood. Anything the man says has the power to reverberate and even change minds. So consider me shocked by his going-against-the grain and blasting the PC movement earlier today. Not only that, but he actually used the word "snowflake," a controversial term usually associated with Trump supporters, which Johnson is definitely not.

The aforementioned "snowflakes" went after his good friend Kevin Hart for past homophobic tweets that were said almost 14 years ago. These events seem to have prompted an incredible pushback against the PC movement, unlike any since the hysteria began a few years ago, and was heightened by the election of Donald Trump as President in November 2016.

In an exclusive chat with the Daily Star. Johnson applauded how anyone can “be who they want to be” however he seemed to be troubled by today's lack of free speech and free thought, “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."
He added, “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 - and that is not what so many great men and women fought for."
“We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years,” said the 46-year-old actor “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.”

Although, this is breaking news, there already is pushback against his comments, see the irony there? 

The AV Club writing a news op-ed by saying "He neglects to say how, exactly, this vague, ill-defined generation is “putting us backwards,” but we’re going to give him the benefit of the doubt by not assuming it’s in pushing back against old, outdated norms and actually holding those in power accountable for patterns of hate speech."

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer's Consequence of Sound news article had this subtle jab: "Regardless of the context, which we’ll almost certainly hear more about in the days to come, it’s hardly a great time for Johnson to throw down this particular gauntlet, especially when those snowflakes will become the biggest voting generation in the US whenever the Boomers finally cede their grasp on the population majority. Have fun with this coming back around in the event of your possible/let’s-be-honest-it’s-inevitable political campaign, Dwayne."

Charles Barfield over at The Playlist says "However, the use of “snowflake” and the allusion to veterans fighting for freedom seems to play into the more right-wing messaging that seems to be so prevalent in certain areas of social media and, obviously, Fox News. As is the case with folks like James Woods and Tucker Carlson, if you have that opinion that “snowflakes” are always offended, that’s all well and good. That’s on you. But trying to talk out of both sides of your mouth, as seems to be the way that Dwayne Johnson would like to proceed, is a confusing, dangerous game. So, it’ll be interesting to see how his fans (on both sides) react to these comments, and if The Rock would like to further clarify them. Because as they stand, these comments are not a great look for a man in charge of multiple billion-dollar franchises at major studios, who are averse to stars giving controversial political opinions."

Let the backlash begin.