Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has just become the most followed man in America on social media and, to celebrate the occasion, he took to Instagram to say something important…
And he had a lot to say.
With his staggering 6 ft 5 inches, 260 lbs frame, he’d be pretty hard to miss – but it’s his expressive face (and infamous eyebrows) that really set him apart from the rest.
This is where Johnson first earned his nickname “The Rock” – thanks to his ring presence. We certainly wouldn’t want to face off against him!
Knowing that there was limited longevity in wrestling, Johnson successfully transitioned his career into another sphere. He’s now as well known as an actor as he was as a wrestler.
This brilliant image of him wearing a turtleneck, gold chain, and, inexplicably, a fanny pack, is a particular highlight that the internet loves to bring up.
Johnson is probably most famous for his performances in the Fast and Furious movies. He plays Luke Hobbs, an intimidating special agent and self-described “ice cold can of whoopass.”
Johnson voiced the demigod Maui in the huge Disney hit Moana – complete with an amazing song and rap which sent the internet into hysterics.
He’s one of the most famous wrestlers of all time and has numerous titles and awards. Despite technically retiring from wrestling in 2004, The Rock still makes public appearances from time to time.
We would refer to him as a part-timer, but right now, John Cena seems to have taken that spot.
So it’s safe to say Johnson has built an enviable career for himself.
Transitioning from one niche area and building an enormous Hollywood career out of it is no mean feat – it’s clear Johnson is a savvy businessman.
For a long time, many have cited Johnson as one of the nicest guys in Hollywood – in stark contrast to his intimidating appearance and controversial wrestling reputation.
Although, the actor has seen his fair share of controversy in recent weeks.
And it hasn’t gone down so well with people.
Causing thousands of fans to unfollow the star.
Because the star has just reached a major milestone.
Making him the most-followed American man on the social media platform.
When you include the numbers from other social media sites, the star boasts over 300 million followers.
The star shared a toast, as well as a life lesson.
“Here’s what I’ve learned these past few weeks and maybe, you can find value in this take away and apply it to your own life.”
“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.
“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for giving me the space to speak my truth.”
“You have my word, I’ll always do my best to speak my truth with dignity, respect, empathy, and GRATITUDE.
“That’s my lesson I’ve learned.”
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