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The Rock Rips CNN Reporter for 'Silly Clickbait' on Twitter

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By    |   Sunday, 21 October 2018 05:56 PM

Responding to criticism of having dined with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in April, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ripped CNN's Oliver Darcy for riling up Twitter with "silly clickbait."

The tweetstorm started with Darcy's tweet saying The Rock's Instagram post, expressing the "pleasure" of a private dinner with MBS, "did not age well."

"This Instagram post from @TheRock did not age well," Darcy tweeted Friday night. "Reached out to his publicist several times today to see if he has any new thoughts on MBS, but no response."

"Such a silly, clickbait post, Oliver," Rock responded early Saturday morning. "I'm surprised you'd post this. Go back and really read my words. I listened and learned then. As I listen and learn now. C'mon man."

Darcy capitalized on the response to engage Johnson, someone with 2020 presidential designs, in a public interview via Twitter.

"You had dinner with a brutal authoritarian, playing a role in his PR campaign to convince the West that he was, as you'd say, someone with 'modern views,'" Darcy responded via Twitter, late Saturday morning. "Then you gushed about it on social media. [People] look up to you. Do you regret giving him a platform? Has your opinion changed?"

The Rock has not since responded to Darcy nor tweeted.

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Responding to criticism of having dined with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in April, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ripped CNN's Oliver Darcy for riling up Twitter with "silly clickbait."
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