The continuing conflict between Dwayne Johnson, the star of Black Adam, and Warner Bros. Discovery took an odd turn overnight when it was claimed that Johnson had unfollowed both the official Black Adam account and Warner Bros. Discovery on social media. Johnson responded to the claims on social media by claiming that he had never genuinely followed either the Warner Bros. Discovery or the official Black Adam accounts.
This news comes after several reports that suggested Johnson and Warner Bros. executives were at odds over how the actor handled the promotion of Black Adam, from claims that Johnson shared information intended to make the movie appear more successful than it was to claims that Johnson allegedly bribed Henry Cavill to make a cameo appearance in the movie to cement Johnson’s position in the DC film universe by connecting Black Adam to Cavill’s Superman character.
Dwayne Johnson Establishes A New Social Media Record
Fans became concerned when Johnson spent his Friday night tweeting about the Christmas episode of his comedy, Young Rock, rather than the premiere of Black Adam on HBO Max. This prompted a rumor that Johnson had unfollowed both Warner Bros. Discovery and Black Adam on Instagram. Brandon Davis of Comicbook.com tweeted about the story, and Johnson replied to him to refute it by stating that he had never followed either account, to begin with.
It is typical and frequently misinterpreted for fandoms to create controversy around people “unfollowing” one another on social media. Fans hardly ever question whether the claimed celebrity was actually following the account in the first place when the claims are made, even though people unfollowing accounts that they were previously associated with typically do have some meaning to it.
This occurs frequently in the realm of sports, as evidenced by the news that Aaron Judge, a top player for the New York Yankees, had unfollowed the team on Instagram after the season finished and he became a free agent. Judge, meanwhile, has never before followed the Yankees, much like Johnson.
After Davis regretted the error (and deleted his original tweet), Johnson said, “We usually get along, man. incredibly harmful times and cultures. On the plus side, tell your mother that I said hello! “with a handshake and a smiling face emoji.