Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a heartfelt video declared that “our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain” following the police killing of George Floyd and the protests that have erupted nationwide.
“Where are you?” the wrestler-turned-actor repeatedly asked in the eight-minute video that he shared to Instagram. “the floorboards of our country are becoming unhinged.”
Johnson said he is not a politician, but he urged people to “become the leaders we’re looking for.”
In his caption Johnson asked where is the leader “who unifies and inspires our country at our most painful time when we need it the most. The leader who steps up and takes full accountability for our country and embraces every color in it,” he wrote. “The leader who picks our country up off its knees and says you have my word ― we got this ― and together, change will happen.”
“Where are you?” he asked. “Because we’re all here. Maybe one day that galvanizing leader will emerge. Either way, the process to change has already begun.”
Johnson did not name President Donald Trump, who has faced widespread criticism over his violent rhetoric.
Last week Johnson condemned the death of George Floyd in an Instagram post in which he described racism and police violence as “our ongoing disease.”
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