Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s name is known far and wide for being one of the biggest and most influential stars in the pro wrestling business. He recently started a donation fund for victims of the tragic Maui wildfires, but he ended up getting a lot of backlash for asking for donations. Now The Rock addressed the backlash, admitting he was confused about it at first.

Wildfires are indeed terrifying phenomena, capable of wreaking havoc not only on natural landscapes but also on commercial and residential spaces. As seen in the case of the Maui wildfires, the devastation can be immense, prompting individuals like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to take action and rally support for victims. However, the backlash he faced for initiating a donation fund underscores the complexity of responding to such disasters. While the intention to help is commendable, the manner in which assistance is sought can sometimes be misconstrued, leading to mixed reactions from the public.

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The multi-time World Champion is not only one of the most recognizable stars in the world, but he is also one of the most generous and kind-hearted human beings through his actions. After all, The Rock is known to be very generous and helps those in need.


Back in September,

The Rock and Oprah launched “The People’s Fund of Maui” to help Lahaina residents who were affected by the recent wildfires. They had already donated $10 million to start the campaign. The Rock would then urge working-class citizens to donate more to the fund and this led to a lot of backlash.

While speaking on the What Now? with Trevor Noah podcast, The Rock admitted that he was confused about the backlash at first and it took him a couple of weeks to really process what happened.

“I woke up the next morning wondering the same thing, thinking, what? what happened? Did I miss something? Wait, what? So it took me a couple of weeks to really process that and I felt like that moment was a pivotal moment for me in my life for a few reasons. Number one, I want to go back to the brass tacks of it, and the whole idea of creating this fund, the People’s Fund of Maui, was to help people and help survivors, and Trev, these are my people, these are my Polynesian people, my Hawaiian Kanako, Ohana, my grandparents were all buried in the island, you know, so it meant so much to me and I know it meant so much to our people that we were able to come together and create this fund. Over 8000 survivors, by the way, we are helping right now, it was really beautiful. What’s interesting is when all the backlash started to happen and it started to come our way, so I always feel like in moments like that, it’s important not to get caught up in it.”

It is certainly great to see The Rock own up to his miscommunication and promise to do better. After all, he is a human being at the end of the day and is willing to learn from his mistakes.

What do you think of what The Rock had to say? Do you respect The Great One even more now? Let us know in the comments!

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