The Rock was faced with false information being spread about his efforts with the Maui Relief fund.
Footage of him at the WrestleMania Kickoff press conference was used to falsely claim that fans were booing him and demanding that he fulfill his promise to support the victims of the Maui fires.
This misinformation was quickly debunked by the man himself with this post on Twitter:
“I typically refrain from responding to toxic, false clickbait garbage like this because I hate dignifying bullshit with a response, but when you use Hawaii’s tragic events to draw attention to yourself I won’t stay quiet. This moment you’re referring to is from our @WWE press conference this past Thursday where I turned “heel” – wrestling parlance for bad guy. I’m playing it up with our crowd as they boo. It’s what we do in our WWE universe, and we all love every second of it. For the record: Our People’s Fund of Maui has already DELIVERED over $50 MILLION DOLLARS to over 8,000 survivors who were affected by the fires, and I’m grateful to the bone that we’ve been the primary funders. Hawaii is where I grew up, where I raise my children throughout the year and where my ancestors are buried. These are my Polynesian people and these are OUR American people. You can’t imagine how much they are still struggling daily to put their lives back together and take care of each other. Our Poly American people are as resilient as people come, and they will raise and get back on their feet. Nick, instead of posting bullshit like this that you know is false – I encourage you to post something positive for Hawaii, for our Polynesian American people. Or actually take positive action and come to Hawaii to help out in an uplifting way. I’m in Hawaii now, and I guarantee you, you’ll get great content that can actually make a difference in people’s lives. Genuinely. Let’s put our energy and our online platforms into lifting people up. Acknowledging the good things that people do. Raising awareness for the suffering in ways that can effectively help. It takes so much effort to be negative, and create and spread bullshit – but when you spread positivity, kindness, and lead by example you can really impact lives. I’m sorry to all our Poly/Hawaiian ohana of Maui, for shining light on this toxicity as you struggle through tough times – I always try to be Na’au Pono. Love U. Aloha, DJ.”
I typically refrain from responding to toxic, false clickbait garbage like this because I hate dignifying bullshit with a response, but when you use Hawaii’s tragic events to draw attention to yourself I won’t stay quiet.
This moment you’re referring to is from our @WWE press… https://t.co/z76m1Q7w1N
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 11, 2024
The Rock Sets the Record Straight on False Claims Regarding Maui Relief Fund Efforts
Recently, false information has been circulating about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s involvement with the Maui Relief fund. It was claimed that fans were booing him at the WrestleMania Kickoff press conference and demanding that he fulfill his promise to support the victims of the Maui fires. However, The Rock took to Twitter to debunk these claims and shed light on the truth.
In a powerful post on Twitter, The Rock expressed his disdain for false clickbait garbage and clarified the situation. He stated, “I typically refrain from responding to toxic, false clickbait garbage like this because I hate dignifying bullshit with a response, but when you use Hawaii’s tragic events to draw attention to yourself I won’t stay quiet.”
The moment in question, where fans appeared to be booing The Rock, was actually from the WWE press conference where he was playing the role of a “heel,” which is wrestling parlance for a bad guy. The Rock explained that this is a common practice in the WWE universe, and it was all part of the show. He emphasized that he loves every second of it and that it should not be taken as a reflection of his commitment to the Maui Relief fund.
The Rock went on to provide concrete evidence of his efforts in supporting the victims of the Maui fires. He revealed that the People’s Fund of Maui, which he is a primary funder of, has already delivered over $50 million dollars to more than 8,000 survivors who were affected by the fires. He expressed his gratitude for being able to contribute to his Polynesian people and his commitment to helping them rebuild their lives.
As someone who grew up in Hawaii, where he also raises his children and has ancestral ties, The Rock deeply cares about the well-being of his Polynesian American people. He acknowledged their resilience and the ongoing struggles they face in putting their lives back together after the devastating fires. The Rock urged the person spreading false information to focus on posting something positive for Hawaii and the Polynesian American people or to take positive action by coming to Hawaii to help out in an uplifting way.
The Rock’s message was one of positivity, kindness, and leading by example. He encouraged using online platforms to lift people up, acknowledge the good things that people do, and raise awareness in ways that can effectively help those in need. He emphasized that spreading negativity and creating and spreading false information takes a significant amount of effort, whereas spreading positivity can truly impact lives.
In conclusion, The Rock has set the record straight on the false claims regarding his involvement with the Maui Relief fund. He has proven his commitment to supporting the victims of the Maui fires and urged others to focus on positive actions and uplifting the Polynesian American people. The Rock’s response serves as a reminder to be cautious of false information and to always seek the truth before forming judgments.