Dwayne Johnson has denied slamming young people for "looking for a reason to be offended", after allegedly branded them "generation snowflake".
In an Instagram post, the 46-year-old wrote, "Settin' the record straight. The interview never happened. Never said those words. 100% false.
"If I ever had an issue with someone, a group, community or a generation — I'd seek them out, create dialogue and do my best to understand them. Criticising ain't my style. I don't cast stones and we all get to be who we are."
It comes after an interview with the Daily Star newspaper, in which he claimed the younger generation is ruining the hard work of people who "fought for freedom and equality", by trying to find more reasons to be "offended".
He said: "So many good people fought for freedom and equality - but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended. If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended - and that is not what so many great men and women fought for."
The Rampage star says the world has come a long way in terms of equality and acceptance, but believes "generation snowflake" is doing more harm than good to the movement.
Johnson added: "We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years. People can be who they want, be with who they want, and live how they want.
"That can only be a good thing - but generation snowflake or, whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards."