I don't think anybody smelled what the Rock was cooking when he decided to endorse Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
There were a lot of conflicting opinions on September 27 when the legendary WWE wrestler, actor, and businessman shared with his fans who he thought would make the best president.
"As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past," begins The Rock. "In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing Joe Biden & Kamala Harris."
This was his first public presidential endorsement.
Of course, everybody was divided about whether he should or shouldn't have done this. "Not mad at you. Just disappointed," wrote one fan. Another said, "I have so much respect for the fact that you put your face out there like that!" So far the video has been viewed 12.3 million times, on Twitter alone.
The Rock isn’t scared to speak his mind when it comes to politics, and for years people have believed he will one day run for president himself.
"A critical conversation - voting. Our voice. Our power" begins the caption for the follow-up video.
"No matter how strongly your opinion may differ from mine, it’s always ok. You can yell all you want. I won’t block ya and I won't even yell back."
We all still have work to do.
Early reports revealed that Johnson had lost a lot of fans for endorsing Biden. That, however, may not have been the case.
Following the political posts, this week Dwayne Johnson surpassed 200 million followers on Instagram. That makes him the most followed American man in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo, the famed Portuguese footballer (soccer player) has the most in the world, with 238 million.
He posted a video in celebration of this momentous occasion sharing the lesson he learned from the experience.
Always speak your truth.
"And when you do speak your truth - do your best to speak with dignity, compassion, respect, poise and empathy.
Even when the conversations get uncomfortable - when you approach with respect and care - on the other side of discomfort - is clarity and progress."
And the result of speaking my truth is I was just informed, I’ve surged past and blown by 200 MILLION FOLLOWERS on Instagram and over 300 MILLION FOLLOWERS across all platforms - officially becoming/
- The #1 followed man in America.
- The #1 followed American man in the world.
- And most importantly, the #1 daddy at home.
Love you guys, I always got your back and let’s keep rockin’