Dwayne Johnson Lays the Smackdown on the “Snowflake Generation”
Weeks after his good friend Kevin Hart got obliterated by the online social justice mob for comedy bits he did about homosexuality more than a decade ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is letting it be known what he thinks about the SJW generation and their constant carousel of outrage. In an interview with the Daily Star, the wrestler-turned-box-office-superstar said that while he was perfectly happy to support people being as they choose to be, he was not a fan of the politically correct spasms that greet stars every time they say something the least bit out of line.
In the wake of a weatherman being fired for mistakenly turning “Martin Luther King Jr.” into “Martin Luther Coon” – an obvious slip of the tongue that could have happened to anyone – Johnson’s words are as timely as ever.
“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,” he told the paper. “That’s democracy. 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.”
Johnson told the Daily Star that he was happy to see the cultural progress that has been made to turn the country – and the world – into a more tolerant place. But he said that the left-wing regressives – he didn’t use that term, but that’s who he was talking about – were putting us in a position where we’re in danger of reversing course.
“We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years,” Johnson said. “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 is one of many in Hollywood and the media – not all of them conservatives by any means – who are growing concerned about the far-left’s constant speech policing, which penalizes minor infractions and ideological disagreements with boycotts, de-platforming, and sometimes outright career destruction. Their efforts to control the discourse through this mob mentality is eventually going to either inspire an enormous backlash (some might say Trump’s election was the first sign of that backlash) or take a tremendous toll on our freedom of speech.
Perhaps, instead of waiting to see which eventuality transpires, we could smell what The Rock is cooking and stop getting offended over every little thing.