Responding to criticism of getting dined with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in April, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ripped CNN’s Oliver Darcy for riling up Twitter with “foolish clickbait.”

The tweetstorm began with Darcy’s tweet saying The Rock’s Instagram post, expressing the “pleasure” of a non-public dinner with MBS, “did not age well.”

“This Instagram put up from @TheRock didn’t age nicely,” Darcy tweeted Friday evening. “Reached out to his publicist a number of occasions in the present day to see if he has any new ideas on MBS, however no response.”

“Such a foolish, clickbait put up, Oliver,” Rock responded early Saturday morning. “I am stunned you’d put up this. Return and actually learn my phrases. I listened and realized then. As I pay attention and be taught now. C’mon man.”

Darcy capitalized on the response to interact Johnson, somebody with 2020 presidential designs, in a public interview through Twitter.

“You had dinner with a brutal authoritarian, taking part in a task in his PR marketing campaign to persuade the West that he was, as you’d say, somebody with ‘fashionable views,'” Darcy responded via Twitter, late Saturday morning. “You then gushed about it on social media. [People] look as much as you. Do you remorse giving him a platform? Has your opinion modified?”

The Rock has not since responded to Darcy nor tweeted.



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