The Rock has weighed in on the state of the country, and his message has many asking that he run for President.
In all seriousness, I don’t think that’s something he wants to do, but his message was very “presidential.” In the 8 minute video, The Rock continuously asks “Where are you?” and “Where is our leader?” While he never calls Trump by name, he goes hard on the importance of leadership.
“Where is our leader at this time, at this time when our country is down on its knees begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain? Begging and pleading with its arms out, just wanting to be heard.”
He then calmly, but sternly, emphasizes:
“We must say the words Black Lives Matter.”
As for the protests?
“There is military force that has been deployed on our own people. Looters? Yes. Criminals? Absolutely. But on protesters, who are begging and pleading?”
“On protesters who are in pain? You know, you would be surprised how people in pain would respond when you say to them, ‘I care about you.’ When you say to them, ‘I’m listening to you.'”
He ends the video stating that you can “feel” the change already taking place, and that the American people must be the leaders. In under 12 hours, the message already has 8 million views.
Here’s the Instagram video.
“Where are you?
Our country is crippled and on its knees, begging to be heard and pleading for change.
Where is our compassionate leader?
The leader who unifies and inspires our country at our most painful time when we need it the most.
The leader who steps up and takes full accountability for our country and embraces every color in it.
The leader who picks our country up off its knees and says you have my word – we got this – and together, change will happen.
Where are you?
Because we’re all here.
Maybe one day that galvanizing leader will emerge.
Either way, the process to change has already begun.