In a video message on Instagram, he said, "The interview never took place. Never happened. Never said any of those words. Completely untrue. 100 percent fabricated. I was quite baffled when I woke up this morning."
He went on to add that, while the false quotes were interpreted as an attack against millennials, he would never target an entire generation. He added, "I always encourage empathy, I encourage growth, but most importantly, I always encourage everyone to be exactly who they want to be."
The quotes came from an article on the Daily Star, but that story has since been taken offline.
Watch Johnson's message below (plus a tweet on the subject), and rest assured that one of Hollywood's most loveable actors doesn't share talking points with neocon AM radio talk show hosts.
Settin' the record straight. The interview never happened. 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. Criticizing ain't my style. I don't cast stones and we all get to be who we are. #millies #plurals #boomers #TequilaGeneration 🤙🏾🥃
Settin' the record straight.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 12, 2019
The interview never happened.
Never said those words.
If I ever had an issue with someone, a group, community or a generation — I'd seek them… https://t.co/oJdpmfsyCi