The Wrestler turned actor took to his Instagram to insist that he had never made the remarks and wrote in the caption that he’s, ‘Settin’ the record straight. The interview never happened.’

He said: 

‘Never said those words. 100% false. 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.’

Hours earlier, an interview was published which quoted the star allegedly saying the snowflake generation were ‘looking for a reason to be offended’

‘Criticizing ain’t my style. I don’t cast stones and we all get to be who we are,’ he said, adding the hashtags, ‘#millies, #plurals, #boomers and #TequilaGeneration’.  

In the interview with the Daily Star, he reportedly said, ‘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.’

He 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.

‘That can only be a good thing – but generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.’

The Rock knows who butters his bread. 

If he wants to continue to dominate the world, he can not afford to offend anyone. 

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