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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is known for having a wicked sense of humour, but now he's saying that the younger generation need to adapt to his style.

The 46-year-old former wrestler, told the Daily Star that he's all for supporting free choice and expression, but the youth are basically finding reasons to be offended nowadays.

Bear with us, polarising comments incoming;

"I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it. That’s democracy."


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“So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended," he added.

The interview recalls recent instances of 'PC culture' such as calls for the gingerbread man to be gender neutral, Baby It's Cold Outside getting banned and for the expletive f*ggot to be removed from Fairytale of New York.

Needless to say, a lot of people predictably were offended at his remarks, which tar a whole generation with the same brush.

The American actor, who is starring in the upcoming Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (HOW many of these movies need to be made, like please end them) added that the world has "progressed over the last 30 or 40 years."

He then did a turnaround by saying; "but, “generation snowflake or whatever you want to call them are actually putting us backwards.” Ouch.

*Tries desperately not to be offended and fails.*

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If you're a fan of this Christmas classic, we have bad news for you.

One radio station is now removing it from it's station after receiving feedback from listeners who felt that it was inappropriate in 2018.

The issue here is consent – a hot topic in the #MeToo era and the song's lyrics are what has been causing problems.

According to the hosts for Ohio-based channel Star 102, the festive classic was “manipulative and wrong.''

The 1944 hit sees a man try to get a woman to stay in his house, coming up with excuses as to why she can't leave.

One line in particular that the woman sings – “say, what’s in this drink?” has been a cause of discomfort. 

And people have something to say about it.

Some are delighted that a song they see as outdated and even somewhat dangerous is being wiped from the air waves, others are outraged at what they see as more whining from the PC Brigade.

So where do you stand? 

A poll by Star 102 on Facebook showed that revealed that most listeners believe Baby, It’s Cold Outside is not inappropriate. 

One wrote, ''Then I guess you should stop playing Santa baby, I saw mommy kissing Santa, Grandma got run over, because people think those are offensive too, this PC stuff is getting ridiculous, play whatever if people don’t like it they will turn the knob. You will never please everyone 100%.''

While another said, ''I'm actually part of the me too movement, and a survivor. Personally I adore this song and have never been offended by it or freaked out by it. I do not believe it's about rape – it's a playful banter from a time when a woman would have been concerned people would think badly of her for staying, even if she wanted to.''

The song has been covered by may singers from Tom Jone and Cerys Mtathews, to Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé and Zoey Deschanel.

An updated version by musicians Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski was released a few years ago, giving the song an empowering message around consent. 

The new version contains lines like, “I’m hoping you get home safe”, and “you reserve the right to say no”.

So what do you think – the right decision or a choice too far?