Update: ‘The Rock’ Says His Interview About ‘Generation Snowflake’ Didn’t Happen

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UPDATE [1/12/19, 1:16 p.m. ET]: After the Daily Star published these comments, Johnson tweeted that the interview “never happened.” The Daily Star has since deleted the article from its website. The headline has been changed to reflect the latest developments.

Original Story:

Amid the microaggressions and postmodernist jargon clouding public debate in the Western world, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson brought some clarity by pointing out how the “snowflake” generation is reversing gains their ancestors made for freedom in civil society.

During an interview with the UK’s Daily Star, Johnson indicated that millennials look for a “reason to be offended” rather than exercising the rights that war heroes fought for in previous generations.

“If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended — and that is not what so many great men and women fought for,” he said. Johnson celebrated the fact that “people can be who they want, be with who they want, and live how they want.”

But he lamented how “generation snowflake” was reversing the gains that society made over the last several decades. “Generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards,” he said.

Johnson was just one of many celebrities to blast the advent of excessive political correctness and taking offense at things like “microaggressions.”

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, creator of one of the most well-known sitcoms from the 90s, has indicated that political correctness reached a ridiculous bottom, especially on college campuses.

Watch some of his comments below:

In 2015, comedian Patton Oswalt similarly sent dozens of tweets lampooning how crazy political correctness had become.

And according to a poll from last year, Americans weren’t too happy about political correctness either. The majority, as IJR previously noted, saw the restrictions on speech as a “problem.”

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Phoenix
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Big eye roll on this… i get some people are annoyed with PC, but this is hardly worth invoking soldiers fighting for US freedoms. Soldiers fought for something a lot bigger than a comedian taking some public heat for making a gay joke on a college campus that was not… Read more »

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As a matter of fact, this is exactly what we fought for- one of many reasons we fought. In WWII, Nazi Germany was all about censorship of speech, with executions of defectors and those who expressed resistance being executed or sent to concentration camps with the Jews. In Afghanistan, where… Read more »

Phoenix
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And has there been any government or even religious backed killings in the name of PC language? There hasn’t even been government sactioned censorship that would land someone in jail. Have you heard of comdians being arrested for not being PC in their language? The first Amendment protects you from… Read more »

Phoenix
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Yo IJR admins – what happened to S’s response? I didn’t think there was anything even close to offensive in the response and there is no way he got 10 downvotes to require moderation.

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