Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Asks ‘Where Is Our Leader?’ In Powerful Social Media Post

The Rock calls out president

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Every day, another actor, athlete, and celebrity emerge to use their platform for Black Lives Matter in the light of the George Floyd tragedy.

Hours after John Boyega’s powerful speech, Dwayne Johnson posted an 8-minute video calling out President Trump.

The video feels like a monologue ripped right from an action movie, but sadly, it’s a powerful voice asking the leader of our country to lead.

Throughout the video, The Rock advocates for the Black Lives Matter movement and criticizes Trump without ever saying his name.

Throughout the speech, Johnson repeats: “Where are you? Where is our leader?”

“Where is our compassionate leader who’s going to step up to our country who’s down on its knees, and extend a hand and say, ‘You stand up, stand up with me because I got you. I hear you, I’m listening to you,’” Johnson pleads.

“‘And you have my word that I’m going to do everything in my power, until my dying day, my last breath, to do everything I can to create the change that is needed, to normalize equality because black lives matter.’ Where are you?”

“We must become the leaders we are looking for,” states Johnson. “I’ll ask it one more time: Where are you? Where is that compassionate leader who steps up and takes accountability for his country and all the people in our country? Where are you? I’ll tell you what, we’re here. We’re all here.”

The video has been video over 9 million times with 2.1 million likes.

Do yourself a favor and sit through the entire video.


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