Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is losing followers over his latest Instagram post
These days, thanks to 'cancel culture' being at an all-time high, many celebrities find themselves treading on thin ice. All it takes is one stupid Instagram comment, one terrible photoshop fail, or one unearthed bad joke from years ago (we're looking at you, Shane Dawson), and their follower count plummets.
However, there are some famous folks out there that it seems can do no wrong - and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is one of them. Or, at least, he was.
For years, people have been cooing over his adorable social media posts of him and his daughters, or looking up to him for his utterly insane workout routines, but one of his most recent uploads has rubbed people up the wrong way. And this is it:
As the post says, the US army named a tank after the former WWE star, and so he took to the social media platform to share his thanks.
"I’m sending a salute of respect & gratitude to the Blackhawk Squadron US 1st Armored Division for the honor of naming their tank (the most advanced in the world) Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson," he wrote.
“Heavy duty, bad ass, sexy AF and built to take care of business. But most importantly, thank you all for your service. Grateful to the bone."
Unfortunately, not everybody shared his sentiments. In fact, some people were outraged that Johnson would post something that appears to endorse violence, and decided to call him out for it in the comments.
"Having a tank named after you that is used to murder people is horrific," said @manaljab. "Most of the wars we're in are for oil/money and to gain land/countries that don't belong to us ... War destroys life, people, nature and the environment. And your [sic] gloating and boasting about it. Wow look folks they named a tank after me."
"War is the biggest mistake mankind can do, and one of the biggest unnecessary waste of natures [sic] war materials, too," added @greekchimera. "War and military should never be glorified!!!"
Others, however, stood by the Moana star and congratulated him on the achievement.
"Everyone is giving so much negativity about this," wrote @michelleallen21. "The rock has always been a proud supporter of our troops. You think him being honored by something the military did on their own is condoning war? So like. We are just supposed to sit wide open for attack and unable to defend ourselves? Give me a break. All these people being so easily offended and scared. Come on. Get over yourselves . Support our troops. They are the ones keeping us safe. Just because you support our troops does not in any way what so ever condone war [sic]."
So far, The Rock has not responded to any of the comments. He has, however, continued posting as usual, so it doesn't appear as if the debate has bothered him all that much. Plus, with 135 million followers, it's unlikely that he'll notice a few defectors jumping ship.