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The People’s Champion” has never looked weaker or more selfish than he did in his sit-down interview with Fox News.

 

 

As a long-time fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I’ve seen the man chokeslammed, stone-cold stood, pedigreed,

 

Mandible Claude and more. And yet he’s never looked weaker to me than the other day on Fox News, which saw him tap-dancing and, in a way,

Turned against his biggest fans

 

Johnson made some news in an interview that aired Friday on Fox News, in which he announced that he would not support one

 

This year’s presidential candidate — said he realized his 2020 endorsement of Joe Biden “caused an incredible amount of division in our country.”

 

He also denounced “cancel culture” and “woke culture”:

 

That really bugs me. And in the spirit of that, you either surrender and become what you think others want you to be, or you go: ‘No, I’m not that.

 

I’m going to be myself, and I’m going to be real.’ If you ask me something, a real answer is important, and 

a true answer is important, and

The Rachel Maddow Show
morning joe
Deadline: The White House with Nicole Wallace
Beat with ARI MELBER
REIDOUT

 

With Joy Reid
All with Chris Hayes
A final word with Lawrence O’Donnell
The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhl

 

Alex Wagner tonight
MSNBC TV

 

As a longtime fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I’ve seen the man chokeslammed, stone cold stunned, pedigreed, mandible clawed, and more.

And yet he’s never looked weaker to me than the other day on Fox News, which saw him tap-dancing and, in a way,

 

Turned against his biggest fans

 

Johnson made some news in an interview that aired Friday on Fox News, in which he announced that he would not support one

 

presidential candidate this year — said he understood Joe Biden’s 2020 endorsement

 

“There was an incredible amount of division in our country.”

 

He also denounced “cancel culture” and “awake culture”:

 

That really bugs me. And in the spirit of that, you either surrender and become what you think others want you to be, or you go: ‘No, I’m not that. I’m going to be

 

I’m myself, and I’m going to be real.’ If you ask me something, a real answer is important, and a true answer is important,

 

And it can annoy people, it can turn people off, and that’s okay.

 

None of us should be surprised about the endorsement stuff. Johnson has long tried to play both sides of the fence when it comes to US politics.

 

And in January, he became a board member of TKO Group Holdings, the company that owns World Wrestling Entertainment and

 

Ultimate Fighting Championship – Two Trump-friendly organizations.

But none of us should be surprised by Johnson’s boldness with racial politics.

 

Condemning “woke” culture—using a black slang term that has been demonized and negatively racialized by whites—was surely an unfortunate choice from a man who, at times,

 

openly celebrated his blackness. And yet, this is someone who entered superstardom playing a caricatured Nation of Islam member (arguably, the embodiment of the awakening he is now).

 

This is someone who participated in a wrestling segment where he was mocked by a character in blackface. Someone who occasionally trafficked in his own racist stereotypes.

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