Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Calls Out Donald Trump, Gives Hope to Fans

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is calling out President Donald Trump in an over 8 minute long video, all while giving hope to the many people fighting on behalf of Black Lives Matter. 

Benny Adams

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 4th, 2020 10:19 pm pst

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AfterBuzz TV: the Roc Knows Black Lives Matter

Dwayne Johnson, along with many others, are continuing to fight for the equality of black lives everywhere.

On Wednesday, he posted a video over 8 minutes long on Instagram that starts off with a simple question, “where are you?” 

Although the 48-year-old never mentions a name, it’s assumed that Johnson is talking about President Donald Trump.

“Where are you? Where is our leader? Where is our leader at this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain with its arms out, just wanting to be heard?” Asks Johnson.

Many protests around the world have taken off after a man named George Floyd was killed due to police brutality, 

Along with curfews put in place, the military was deployed as people chanted for change. 

“There is military force that has been deployed on our own people. Looters yes, criminals absolutely, but our protestors who are begging and pleading? Our protestors who are crying out in pain? You know you would be surprised how people in pain would respond when you say to them I care about you.” 

This hasn’t been the first time the actor has talked about the Black Lives Matter movement. 

He wrote a lengthy post on Instagram explaining his feelings since George Floyd’s death, and how he’s been affected by the situation. 

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Past few days I’ve been stunned trying make sense of George Floyd’s death. The video. The plea for breath. The callous response. The racism. The killing. This is our ongoing disease. I’ve had cops in my family. Good men. And there’s a cop code, granting you the authority to use force if your life is in danger. But when a man is handcuffed, on the ground, no longer a threat, with your brothers in arms standing around watching and he struggles to say, “please I can’t breathe” when your knee is on his neck.. not his back, but his neck – cutting off his air. Cop code must become moral code. Ethics code. HUMANITY code. Knowing that if you don’t ease up, then that man is going to die. So when you decide to not ease up, your intention is to kill. And that’s what this was. George Floyd, said “officer I can’t breathe” as he struggled for air. He said these words a total of 15 times. Not once. Not twice. 15 times. These officers will be charged, I’m positive of that. Held accountable. But then where’s the greater accountability? The leadership to healing. More importantly, the leadership to EQUALITY. We ultimately win when we can normalize equality. I’m so sorry to the Floyd family. My heart breaks for you. Let the process begin now. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #NormalizeEquality

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Now, The Jumanji star has his own call to action for the many people fighting for a change and fighting for what is right; and that’s to step up and become a leader yourself.

“As we continue to wait for that leader to emerge I would recommend to all of you that we must become the leaders we’re looking for. We become our own leaders, because we’re doing it now. We must become the leaders we are looking for.” Said Johnson 

We here at AfterBuzz TV are in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement, so please continue to tune in to our network daily for more coverage!

About The Author:

Benny Adams is a Producer, entertainment Journalist, and host in Los Angeles. He studied broadcast journalism at California State University Northridge.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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