In an interview to promote Ballers, Dwayne Johnson was asked about Hulk Hogan’s racism.
Johnson says that is not the man he knew growing up
I was pretty disappointed with what I heard, like all of us, by the way. Pretty disappointed. I’ve known Terry for a lot of years, my dad helped train him in Florida in the ’70s when he was breaking into the business. … My uncles helped train him too as well. I have not known the man to be racist
The actor adds that while there’s no justification for what Bollea said, he does say everyone has said something they maybe shouldn’t have while in private.
It’s funny, it’s one of those things where — and not justifying what he said — we’ve all talked trash, especially in private
The Rock says of the fallout:
He said what he said, and he’s paying the price.
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