The Rock's conservative fans slam him for deleting Boris Johnson praise: 'You gave in to a bunch of snowflakes'

While his support of protesters in Hawaii has many fans pushing for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to one day run for president, there are others who wish he’d butt out of British politics.

During an interview with Good Morning Britain, the Hobbs & Shaw star joked that Boris Johnson, who became prime minister of the United Kingdom last week, was his “cousin” because they share a last name.

“It's like looking in the mirror, every time I see Boris,” the former wrestler, known for shaving his head, quipped of the shaggy-haired politician.

The actor then took his Johnson jokes to Twitter, tweeting, “Breaking: PM Boris Johnson is in fact my cousin (though we clearly look more like twins). Jokes aside, PM did say something in his speech I liked — ‘the people are our bosses.’ 100% agree. The people/audience/consumer will always matter most. #ourboss.”

But within minutes, the tweet had been deleted after Johnson (the actor, not the prime minister) got backlash from fans who pointed out the politician’s controversial reputation, including making homophobic and racist comments, such as saying that Muslim women who wear burkas “look like letter boxes.”

In addition to deleting his seemingly pro-BoJo tweet, the Jumanji star clarified his stance and thanked fans for giving “me the real talk and swift perspective and education on the individual I did not know.”

But his Boris backtracking has now raised ire from his more conservative fans, who are accusing the star of caving to a “bunch of snowflakes.”

Others, however, praised Johnson for distancing himself from the man who has been dubbed “Britain’s Trump.”


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