‘The Rock’ opens Pandora’s Box when caves to mob and retracts Joe Rogan support: ‘Learning moment’

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Former WWE star turned Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson retracted his support for popular podcaster Joe Rogan on Friday after a radically far-left white fiction author successfully shamed him.

In a tweet posted Friday afternoon, author Don Winslow wrote to Johnson, “You’re a hero to many people and using your platform to defend Joe Rogan, a guy that used and laughed about using the N word dozens of times, is a terrible use of your power. Have you actually listened to this man’s many racist statements about Black people?”

About five hours later, Johnson wrote back thanking Winslow for helping him become “educated” on the “complete narrative” surrounding Rogan.

Thank you so much for this 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,” he wrote.

Look at the back-and-forth exchange below:

It’s unclear whether Johnson is “aware of” the fact that in 2020, Winslow called black Sen. Tim Scott and black rappers Kanye West and Ice Cube “fake a– sell outs” for refusing to bow the knee to the Democrat Party.

It’s also unclear whether Johnson is “aware of” the fact that Winslow loves to use the n-word in his books.

Look (*Language warning):

Over a dozen additional examples can be seen in the full thread.

In response to Johnson throwing Rogan under the bus, critics have been eager to remind him that the standards he’s choosing to adopt run both ways.

Specifically, critics have been drawing attention to his own history of saying ostensibly offensive things that violate modern “woke” orthodoxy.

Look (*Laughter warning):

But instead of acknowledging the point that his critics have been trying to make, Johnson has reportedly begun trying to erase his own history of anti-“wokeness.”

However, his critics, including Donald Trump Jr., have no intention of letting him off the hook.

Case in point:

Conservative radio show host Ben Shapiro has a word for this: “Mutual destruction.”

In a tweet posted last week in response to “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg’s anti-Semitism scandal, Shapiro said that until the “woke” left abandons cancel culture once and for all, there is no other option but to hold everybody to the same standards, even if the standards are illiberal and illogical.

In other words, he effectively supported the idea of Goldberg being fired from “The View,” but not because of what she’d said — rather because of the need for “mutual destruction.”

And indeed, “mutual destruction” is exactly what Johnson’s bashers have in mind.

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