Sorter claimed that these men were scolding Johnson for not keeping his promise to aid the island of Maui after last summer’s devastating wildfires.
He also pointed out some of the fans chanting in the video… claiming they were repeatedly yelling “Maui” — and if you listen to the clip, it sounds like that’s exactly what they’re yelling.
I normally avoid responding to this kind of toxic, false clickbait garbage because I hate dignified nonsense with responses, but when you use the tragic events of Hawaii to draw attention to yourself I remain silent. I will not stay.
But, DJ didn’t have this interpretation of events – instead he went to Ax to criticize Sorter’s analysis and insinuate that he was being bullied into playing a “heel” in WWE press conferences. Was—for professional wrestling—it’s a “villain”.
Johnson said he usually tries to stay away from social media battles, but he decided to correct Nick after he “used the tragic events of Hawaii” before explaining his role as the villain at Thursday’s press conference. To draw attention to oneself”.
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He claimed that the People’s Fund of Maui – which he and Oprah Winfrey launched in August with a $10 million donation – has provided more than $50 million in aid to thousands of survivors affected by the fires.
He praised the resilience of those whose lives were devastated by the fire and wrote directly to Sorter “Instead of posting bulls*** like this that you know is false – I’d rather send you to Hawaii, “Encourage you to post something positive for our Polynesian American people.” , Or actually take positive action and come to Hawaii to help in an uplifting way.”
He encouraged Nick to use his platform to lift up the people of Hawaii instead of trying to tear them down… and apologized to “all of our poly/Hawaiian ohana of Maui, as you’ve been through tough times.” Battling and shining a light on this toxicity.”
BTW… Sorter isn’t holding back – responding on X saying he’s also based in Hawaii and Dwayne has his contact information, so he’s happy to meet Johnson whenever he wants.
FWIW… A community note has been added to Sorter’s tweet explaining the context of the noisy video – and the crowd may have been yelling “Maui”, but it was The Rock’s character from the wildly popular Disney movie “Moana.” is also named, so it could have been shouted in a completely different context.
The Maui fires reportedly killed 100 people, while leaving many injured and homeless — it’s a sensitive topic… one that clearly bothers Johnson.