The Rock denies ranting at "generation of snowflakes"

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has denied ranting that a "generation of snowflakes" were always "looking for a reason to be offended" in a recent interview.

The Fast & Furious star shared a video on Instagram late Friday (January 11) to deny ever telling the Daily Star that today's generation were "actually putting us backwards" by taking offense too easily.

In his Instagram post, Johnson said that he "never said those words", and stressed that he would seek out any "group, community or a generation" directly if he ever had any issues with them.

"I can't believe I have to do this again, and set the record straight on something but I'm happy to do it," he complained. "Earlier today, an interview dropped online with me - apparently it was with me - where I was insulting and criticising millennials!

"The interview never took place. It never happened. I never said any of those words. Completely untrue. 100% fabricated. I was quite baffled when I woke up this morning."

He stressed: "I've gained such a great trust and equity with all of you guys over the years. You know it's not a real DJ interview if I'm ever insulting a group, a generation or anyone. Because that's not me, that's not who I am. That's not what we do!"

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Last year, Johnson was revealed to be the highest paid actor of all time, at least in the 20-year history of magazine Forbes.

However, he recently courted some controversy after being cast as African-American folk hero John Henry in a new Netflix movie.

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