Dwayne Johnson Criticizes The Idea Of ‘Snowflake Culture’
In a new interview with the U.K.’s Daily Star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson touched on the idea of snowflake culture.
Snowflake culture is a term used to characterize young adults of the 2010s as being more prone to taking offense and having less psychological resilience than previous generations — or as being too emotionally vulnerable to cope with views that challenge their own.
“So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation is looking for a reason to be offended,” he said. “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 that while he may not agree with what someone thinks or who they voted for, he will support their “right say or believe it.” After all, “That’s democracy.”
“We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years,” he continued. “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.”