The Rock denies 'generation snowflake' interview took place: 'Never happened'
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Friday night denied that he made comments attributed to him calling out "generation snowflake," claiming the interview posted online by the United Kingdom’s Daily Star was "fabricated."

"The interview never took place, never happened, never said any of those words, completely untrue, 100 percent fabricated. I was quite baffled when I woke up this morning," Johnson said in a video posted to Instagram.

The Daily Star did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. Its story with quotes attributed to Johnson remained on its site within the hour after Johnson released his video denying that an interview took place.

The 46-year-old “Jumanji” actor was quoted by the Sun calling out “generation snowflake,” saying people are “looking for a reason to be offended” in today’s world. Those comments were picked up by The Hill and other outlets on Friday.


"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,” the Sun quoted the former WWE wrestler as saying. “That’s democracy.”

“So many good people fought for freedom and equality — but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended,” the UK website added.

The Hollywood star said in his video posted to Instagram on Friday night that he would never make such comments.

"I've gained such a great trust and equity with all you guys, all around the world over the years, and you know it's not a really DJ interview if I'm ever insulting a group, a generation or anyone, because that's not me and it's not who I am and not what we do."

Johnson, a registered independent, has repeatedly flirted with a potential political run over the years. In July, the entertainer said while he “seriously considered” a 2020 White House bid, running for office in the next presidential election was “not possible” for him.

“It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not possible in 2020,” Johnson told Vanity Fair.

– Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:13 p.m. to reflect new comments based on Johnson's Instagram video