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WWE: The Rock takes a shot at journalist for spreading “toxic, false clickbait garbage”

Published at :February 12, 2024 at 1:57 PM
Modified at :February 12, 2024 at 1:57 PM
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Akash Dhanagaran


Nick Sorter, an American Journalist, posted a video clip of The Rock being booed by the WWE Universe in Las Vegas, Nevada at WrestleMania XL Kick-off Press Conference and stated that the fans turned on The Rock for his false promise to help people suffering Maui fire.

Nick Sorter said,

“CROWD IN VEGAS BOOs “THE ROCK” DEMANDING HE FOLLOW THROUGH WITH AID FOR MAUI

Oprah and Dwayne @TheRock Johnson promised TENS OF MILLIONS to the victims of the Maui fires, but many victims still have not seen a dime. It looks like the audience is fully AMERICA FIRST and is demanding The Rock and Oprah follow through with their commitment to take care of the people of Lahaina. The crowd started booing and chanting “MAUI! MAUI! MAUI!”

MAKE IT HAPPEN!”

The Rock’s response statement

To which The Rock replied using a long statement on X. Rock said that he is refraining from responding to toxic, false clickbait to draw attention using his heel turn at WrestleMania XL Kickoff Press Conference. He then gave an update on the fund status and asked Nick to post something positive about Hawaii.

“I typically refrain from responding to toxic, false clickbait garbage like this because I hate dignifying bullshit with a response, but when you use Hawaii’s tragic events to draw attention to yourself I won’t stay quiet. 

This moment you’re referring to is from our @WWE press conference this past Thursday where I turned “heel” – wrestling parlance for bad guy. I’m playing it up with our crowd as they boo. It’s what we do in our WWE universe, and we all love every second of it. 

For the record: 

Our People’s Fund of Maui has already DELIVERED over $50 MILLION DOLLARS to over 8,000 survivors who were affected by the fires, and I’m grateful to the bone that we’ve been the primary funders. 

Hawaii is where I grew up, where I raise my children throughout the year and where my ancestors are buried. These are my Polynesian people and these are OUR American people. You can’t imagine how much they are still struggling daily to put their lives back together and take care of each other. Our Poly American people are as resilient as people come, and they will raise and get back on their feet. 

Nick, instead of posting bullshit like this that you know is false – I encourage you to post something positive for Hawaii, for our Polynesian American people. Or actually take positive action and come to Hawaii to help out in an uplifting way. 

I’m in Hawaii now, and I guarantee you, you’ll get great content that can actually make a difference in people’s lives. 

Genuinely. 

Let’s put our energy and our online platforms into lifting people up. Acknowledging the good things that people do. Raising awareness for the suffering in ways that can effectively help. It takes so much effort to be negative, and create and spread bullshit – but when you spread positivity, kindness, and lead by example you can really impact lives. 

I’m sorry to all our Poly/Hawaiian ohana of Maui, for shining light on this toxicity as you struggle through tough times – I always try to be Na’au Pono. Love U.”

– Aloha, DJ

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