Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is pondering his prior support of Joe Rogan after learning that Rogan repeatedly used the N-word on his show.
On Friday evening, the movie star said he was “not aware” of Rogan’s history of using the racist slur when he publicly praised Rogan’s response to the growing Spotify boycott last month. Rogan apologized Saturday after musician India Arie shared a video montage of him saying the N-word about 20 times on his podcast throughout the years.
“Thank you so much for this,” Johnson replied Friday to a tweet from author Don Winslow reprimanding him for defending Rogan. “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.”
Many have branded “The Rock” a hypocrite for his comments. Old Tweets emerged of “The Rock” accusing a woman of using ‘tranny tricks’ and a video of the former professional wrestler doing an offensive Chinese accent.
In another clip, an old promo video showed him saying then-rival wrestler John Cena looked like “a bloated transvestite Wonder Woman ready to fight crime.”
Donald Trump Jr. posted a screenshot of the tweet on Sunday, writing: “Wow @TheRock, you can’t just try to quietly delete transphobic attacks without giving a groveling apology and expect to ever work in Hollywood again. Do Under Armour, Ford, Apple, Netflix and the rest of his sponsors/partners agree with this?”
Caitlyn Jenner then replied to the former president’s son, writing: “Hmmmm… the double standard is real.”
“@TheRock I love you but cmon dude … let’s be real. Cancel culture has got to go. Use your platform,” Jenner wrote to the actor, thanking Donald Trump Jr. “for highlighting.”
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