Dwayne Johnson Defends “Fast 8” Feud Rant

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Dwayne Johnson Defends Fast 8 Feud

By Shari Weiss |

Dwayne Johnson Defends Fast 8 Feud

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Dwayne Johnson is defending his controversial rant about feuding with his Fast 8 co-stars. He even suggests his comments were good publicity for the upcoming film.

As Gossip Cop reported, back in August Johnson wrote an Instagram post in which he called out unnamed male cast members from the Fast & Furious franchise. “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken sh*t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses,” he wrote. “When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.”

Two days after, with it being said Vin Diesel was the subject of Johnson’s remarks, he returned to Instagram with a new message. “Like with any team — that’s a family — there’s gonna be conflict. Family is gonna have differences of opinion and fundamental core beliefs,” Johnson said. “To me, conflict can be a good thing, when its followed by great resolution. I was raised on healthy conflict and welcome it. And like any family, we get better from it.”.

Now three months later, it seems Johnson wouldn’t do anything differently. Asked about the situation, he tells the Los Angeles Times with what’s described as a “knowing smile,” “I was very clear with what I said. I’ve been in the game a long time.”

“Would Universal [Pictures] have preferred that didn’t happen? Sure, we talked about it,” the former wrestler continues. He goes on to point out, however, “The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest shot through the roof to a whole other level.”

Of course, whether that translates to ticket sales remains to be seen. Fast 8 doesn’t hit theaters until April 2017.


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