Joe Biden-backing Hollywood star and Black Lives Matter supporter Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson responded to criticism of his support for podcaster Joe Rogan, stating “I was not aware of his N-word use prior to my comments,” adding that this has been a “learning moment” for him.
“Thank you so much for this. I hear you as well as everyone here 100%,” Johnson said to one critic. “I was not aware of his N word use prior to my comments, but now I’ve become educated to his complete narrative. Learning moment for me. Mahalo, brother and have a great & productive weekend.”
Thank you so much for this
I hear you as well as everyone here 100%
I was not aware of his N word use prior to my comments, but now I've become educated to his complete narrative.
Learning moment for me.
Mahalo, brother and have a great & productive weekend.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 5, 2022
Johnson was responding to a comment from author Don Winslow, who said, “Dear [The Rock], You’re a hero to many people and using your platform to defend Joe Rogan, a guy that used and laughed about using the N word dozens of times, is a terrible use of your power.”
Last week, Johnson voiced his support for Rogan after the famed podcaster said he will change his coronavirus messaging strategy after Spotify announced its new “content advisory” rule amid backlash he received over two of his episodes.
In an attempt to quell the concerns of those calling for his cancelation, Rogan suggested that he host experts with the same opinions as the mainstream narrative right after hosting the “controversial” guests, as well as adding a “content advisory” to his episodes.
Commenting on the video, Johnson said Rogan’s response was “perfectly articulated,” and offered to have a drink soon.
“Great stuff here brother. Perfectly articulated. Look forward to coming on one day and breaking out the tequila with you,” he said.
But the cancel campaign didn’t stop.
Musicians David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Nils Lofgren, and India Arie have come out against Spotify — following in the path of Neil Young — who has launched what has become a media-fueled effort to censor and deplatform Rogan.
While the woke mob works on canceling Rogan under the guise of coronavirus-related concerns, others are trying to cancel him for his previous public usage of the N-word.
The video compilation was shared by Arie, who said that while she “emphasize[s] with the people who are leaving [Spotify] for the COVID disinformation reasons,” the N-word video is “why I decided to ask my music be pulled off of Spotify.”
Others on social media, however, pointed out that there is a lot of content made in previous years that would be considered a cancelable offense in today’s woke, irascible society — even content featuring Johnson himself.
In one resurfaced video clip, Johnson can be heard referring to someone as a “bloated transvestite Wonder Woman.”
Here is The Rock calling John Cena a ‘bloated transv*stite Wonder Woman’
Please DO NOT RT this clip as the regime is trying to cancel Joe Rogan today pic.twitter.com/BJsD3ceOLs
— Truckistan Amb. Poso 🏁 (@JackPosobiec) February 5, 2022
In a tweet from 2011, Johnson responded to an apparent critic, writing, “don’t be angry Ms Katie. It’s not our fault you’re turning tranny tricks to put yourself thru nursing school.”
Wow! @TheRock has deleted this violent transphobic tweet.
He doesn’t want people to see it.
What a cowardly BITCH! pic.twitter.com/dT4jWce5KQ
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 5, 2022
The actor appears to have deleted the tweet on Saturday, after it was called to his attention.
But not everything from one’s past can be deleted.
Another recently resurfaced video shows Johnson pretending to speak Chinese, mocking a Chinese accent.
Someone send this to Dwayne Johnson pic.twitter.com/iY7mVMeajt
— Damon imani🔅 (@damonimani) February 5, 2022