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Dwayne Johnson ‘John Henry’ Movie Plans Rocked By Criticism

Published: Thursday 11th Oct 2018 by David

The actor Dwayne Johnson is of mixed heritage.

Unfortunately for him, his strategic decision to portray racially ambiguous or non-black characters on screen have seen his plans to portray the iconic African-American character John Henry met with a wave of confusion.

Henry is said to have been a real African-American man who became a folklore legend after his passing around 1900.

Why? His unparalleled wisdom and superhuman strength.

 

Keen to honour him? Dwayne Johnson. However, his sudden eagerness to portray a black man on screen has puzzled the general public.

Their thoughts and feelings below…

Do you agree?

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  1. Barb-wire October 11, 2018

    Y’all know all these #TeamLightskin folkls will always claim black when it suits them so why act surprised now? Everyone is black when they want to. Has The Rock even claim being black before, coz all I ever saw him claim is shis Samoan side. f*** THIS LIGHT SKINNED FOOL.

  2. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B October 11, 2018

    Sounds like a bunch of dumb “woke” black folks on twitter. Everyone doesn’t HAVE to speak up on issues and be an advocate to “the people”, it’s idiotic to think it’s his job. His job is to act. And that’s what he does.

    • Sugar Dumpling October 11, 2018

      The problem is that he’s always made a point to play racially ambiguous characters. There was nothing amibigous about slavery or the blackness that was used to justify it which is why people are confused.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B October 11, 2018

        Well the rock is racially ambiguous, so what is your point? He plays super hero/meathead action thriller roles 95% of the time so I’m not sure where he’s supposed to stand up in the middle of the film and address his racial makeup. That’s what’s wrong with black folks of a certain mindset. He’s participated in many BET functions/award shows(my favorites when he honored Janet Jackson in 2001), Ebony magazines, been in a Tyler Perry all black casted movie and stated many times that he’s Black and Samoan. He doesn’t owe anyone anything and if, as a black man, he’s now challenging himself to play a more serious role then so he it. He’s black so 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ Kudos to him. People on Twitter are always so bothered by dumb stuff.

  3. Achooo! October 11, 2018

    I don’t like The Rock with his ugly wife and daughters. They could have let Dennis Haysbert, Ving Rhames, Terry Crews or Michael Duncan to play that role. The Rock hate blacks and he hate himself

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B October 11, 2018

      Michael Clark Duncan has been dead since 2012… troll alert, another dumb black person tryna be “woke” when they don’t pay attention to the real world around them

  4. Interac October 11, 2018

    Henry Simmons would have been suitable.

  5. Lana Del Fan October 11, 2018

    I see why they would pick the rock (profitable and same body type), but Terry crews or Idris Alba could be cast in this role too.

    • Lmfao_Hoe October 11, 2018

      Definitely would’ve eyed Idris Alba, perfect voice casted in my opinion of the character.

  6. Ryan October 11, 2018

    If this is something that the Rock has looked into and got the ball rolling let him play the character because clearly no one else has done that. If others had such big interest they would have worked on getting this sort of film made. I may be wrong and we may have not heard of it but I doubt it.

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