The former wrestler and current movie star, Dwayne Johnson, ‘The Rock’ took the time to share his opinion and rebuke ‘Generation Snowflake’ in a recent interview for the British tabloid Daily Star.
For those who are unaware, Generation Snowflake is a term “used to characterize the young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own.”
Speaking about ‘Generation Snowflake” the 46-year-old actor opened up:
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. 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.
The actor didn’t elaborate further on how the snowflake generation is “putting us backward,” but went on to make the argument that it all comes down to freedom of speech.
The Rock then also added:
We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years. People can be who they want, be with who they want, and live how they want.
He then concluded:
That can only be a good thing, but generation snowflake, or whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.
While Johnson admitted that it was positive that we live in a world that has progressed, he stated that he believes some people are actively looking to be offended and The Rock doesn’t seem to be okay with it.
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