I love The Rock. I am very, very, VERY much looking forward to Hobbs and Shaw this summer because I love nothing more than dumb action movies with explosions and car chases and an exceptionally hot cast (hellloooo to Jason Statham and Idris Elba, and maybe even Keanu?!)
However, he’s in mild hot water over this Instagram post:
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My “On my way out the door to get my morning workout in before work and my 3yr old Jazzy says Daddy can you put together this Barbie house please” look. It’s a two story house. 🤦🏽♂️ Of course, I can sweetheart - daddy can do anything, but let’s get mommy because she’s awesome at this and wanted to personally put it together for you 😈
If you’re the type of person who follows celebrities on social media exclusively to get riled up about the s*it they post, I’m sure you’re already picking up on why there’s push back here. If not, I’ll explain it for you because I speak fluent “Rockstagram Controversy” (I mean, I should, I minored in it at college after all.)
Basically, people are “upset” (and I put that in quotations because I use it in the loosest sense of the word) that The Rock is prioritizing his workout over putting together his daughter’s playhouse. Which, honestly, I get where he’s coming from.
Putting together s*it like that is tedious. It never goes according to plan. Invariably you end up putting a piece on backward, or you’re missing a piece, or it’s a two-person job, and who willingly wants to put together a damn dollhouse that should have come pre-assembled but everyone decided to cut costs and pass the time investment down to you?!
Yes, if you haven’t figured out, I am most definitely someone who won’t look at building instructions until it’s too late. I like to live life dangerously, what can I say?
Exercise takes your stress levels down a notch. I see no problem in going to the gym, getting out your stress, and then coming home to tackle the beast that is Barbie’s two-story dream house. Do you know how many screws and flimsy plastic pieces, that are clearly going to break, are going to be included in that build out? I mean, I don’t, but I imagine quite a bit.
Anyway, this is one of those things that a few people get bent out of shape over because they feel it’s OK to shout into the void of a celebrity’s social media account, which, I mean, I doubt The Rock is seeing this, so it seems fairly benign. I’m also very certain that his daughter’s dollhouse got built that day too, so…?
Personally, I feel like everyone is missing the true thing to get upset about, which is that he’s wearing shoes on the carpet that his daughter clearly plays with her toys on. Shoes do not belong on indoors, friends, unless there is a medical reason to keep them on. Sure he may have indoor shoes that never go outside, but if he’s on the way to his gym, I doubt that’s the case.
I’ve covered this before, but wearing your shoes indoors is gross, unsanitary, and brings the outdoors indoors. All I can say is that people spit (and dogs s*it) on the ground outside. Do you spit on the ground inside? No? Do you allow your dog to pop a squat on your floors? No? Well, there you have it.
Thank you for coming to my TED Talk. I’ll see you all at Hobbs and Shaw, opening day!