Dwayne Johnson has the utmost respect for millennials, despite what you may have read in The Daily Star. Johnson is slamming the British tabloid on Friday for posting what he called a “fabricated” interview featuring him bashing “snowflakes.”
Johnson took to Instagram Friday evening to “set the record straight” over the story published earlier in the day by The Daily Star. In the interview, he was quoted as lamenting the rise of snowflake culture and criticizing millennials’ need to search for reasons to be offended.
The post reads:
Earlier today, online, an interview dropped with me — apparently was with me, where I was insulting and criticizing millennials.
The interview never took place. Never happened. Never said any of those words. Completely untrue. One hundred percent fabricated.
I was quite baffled when I woke up this morning 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 real [Dwayne Johnson] interview if I’m ever insulting a group, a generation or anyone because that’s not me. That’s not who I am and that’s not what we do.
If I ever had an issue with someone, a group, community or a generation — I’d seek them out, create dialogue and do my best to understand them. Criticizing ain’t my style.
Logan Paul aka Human Garbage, Says He Will “Go Gay for a Month”
Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is being heavily criticized online after saying that one of his New Year’s resolutions was to “go gay” for one month.
The 23-year-old, who has made a career out of controversy, made the announcement on his Impaulsive podcast on Wednesday.
Speaking to Twitter personality Brother Nature, he began discussing what his and his co-host, Mike Mejlak‘s goals are for 2019, which began with them being sober and vegan for January.
Paul said, “What is it, male-only March? We’re gonna attempt to go gay for just one month.” To which Majlak replied, “For one month, and then swing… and then go back.”
Paul’s comments naturally sparked a huge backlash on Twitter with many people criticizing him for his insensitive language and treating sexual identity as a joke, trend or a challenge. Here is just a sampling:
Paul responded to GLAAD’s tweet with an “apology” and self-promotion:
Thank you, next.
Pregnant Jessica Simpson’s Share’s Photo of Swollen Foot
The singer, actress, and fashion designer, who is pregnant with her third child, shared a photo on Instagram of her swollen foot, asking her four million followers for advice.
“Any remedies?! Help!!!” she captioned the post on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Elevate those feet, girl!
- Former news host Megyn Kelly has officially severed ties with NBC and salvaged the remaining payments from her astonishing $69 million contract deal, the network reported Friday night. Kelly is just halfway through her three-year contract, but NBC has agreed to pay her the remainder of the money, believed to be close to $30 million, according to the network.
- Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have welcomed their second son into the world! Sources claim the tot has been named Forrest in a nod to the titular character from Forrest Gump.
- Christina Aguilera is standing with Lady Gaga as a fellow “survivor of past predators” as Gaga apologizes for her past collaboration with accused sex abuser R. Kelly. As of Friday, “Do What U Want,” which R. Kelly co-wrote, was no longer included on Gaga’s album ARTPOP on iTunes and Apple Music and had been grayed out on Spotify. A version of the song featuring Christina Aguilera is still available on all three platforms.
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