Actor Dwayne Johnson — formerly, and fondly, known as WWE legend “The Rock” — has spoken out against “snowflake” culture, and he didn’t mince any words whilst doing so.
He also lauded the efforts of the U.S. military that has done so much to protect Americans and their freedoms — and at a real cost.
What did he say?
In a recent interview with the U.K.’s Daily Star, Johnson, 46, expressed his pride and support for members of the U.S. military and suggested that millennials could learn something from them.
Johnson noted that “generation snowflake” is setting today’s society back to a place that doesn’t actually respect individual freedoms, such as freedom of speech.
“So many good people fought for freedom and equality, but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended,” Johnson said. “If you are not agreeing with them, then they are offended, and that is not what so many great men and women fought for.”
Johnson added that the U.S. has made significant progress in equality in the last several decades, but expressed his fear that millennials are preventing culture’s further evolution in a positive direction.
“We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years,” he explained. “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.”
Johnson said that even when he doesn’t agree with what some people say, he supports their very right to express their opinions or beliefs.
“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,” Johnson said. “That’s democracy.”