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Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Says He Will Not Endorse a U.S. Presidential Candidate This Year

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Actor Dwayne Johnson has had just about enough of the recent cancel culture that seems to have taken hold recently.

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Dwayne Johnson is Committed to “Being Real”

The 51-year-old father of three describes cancel culture–the mass withdrawal of support from public figures or celebrities, per Merriam-Webster–as “easy” and says it really “bugs” him. The former WWE star believes that this practice ultimately keeps people from being authentic.

“Today’s easy cancel culture world, and cancel culture, woke culture, this culture, that culture, division, etc, that really bugs me,” Johnson said in an interview with Fox News. “In the spirit of that, you either succumb and be what you think other people want you to be, or you go, ‘Well, no, that’s not who I am. I’m gonna be myself, and I’m gonna be real.'”

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”If you ask me something, a real answer is important, and the truthful answer’s important,” Johnson explained. “And that may get people upset.”

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In recent years, polls have suggested that the Jungle Cruise actor would have copious support should he run for president in a U.S. election, but Johnson has dismissed any talk about a potential bid for the White House, saying that right now, his priority is his daughters Jasmine, 8, and Tiana, 5.

“As of now, no, that’s not my intention,” he explained. “I’m not a politician. I’m not into politics. I care deeply about our country. I’m a patriot, and right now, my desire and my priorities are my babies and school drop-offs and pick-ups; that’s important to me.”

He added, “I also feel like, in the spirit of bringing people together and bringing our country together, I don’t know if that’s the right move at this point, possibly. I don’t know. As of now.”

In 2020, Johnson endorsed Joe Biden in the U.S. presidential election. But this election season, Johnson says he won’t be endorsing a candidate at all.

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No Endorsement From Dwayne Johnson This Cycle

“I realize now, going into this election, I’m not gonna do that,” he explained, “and I wouldn’t do that because my goal is to bring our country together. There’s gonna be no endorsement. Not that I’m afraid of it at all, but it’s just I realize that [with] this level of influence, I’m gonna keep my politics to myself. And I think that’s between me and the ballot box.”

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He went one step further, saying that he doesn’t trust every politician. But there are people he does trust.

“I’m not trusting of all politicians, I do trust the American people, and I trust that whoever they vote for, that’s gonna be my president, and that’s who I’m gonna support, 100 percent.”

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

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