Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reached a major milestone on Instagram Thursday when the number of people following him surpassed 200 million. Celebrating the achievement, the wrestler-turned-actor posted a video of himself cracking open a bottle of his own brand of tequila, Teremana. In the clip, Johnson tells his followers, “The life lesson I wanna share with you guys is to always speak your truth … even when speaking your truth means you’re gonna dive into some conversations that might make people a little uncomfortable.” The milestone comes about a week after Johnson’s follower count rose by 200,000 in the wake of his endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, data from Trackalytics indicates. Do stars with millions of followers usually have anything insightful to say? Should celebrities keep their political views to themselves?
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Here’s what I’ve learned these past few weeks and maybe, you can find value in this take away and apply it to your own life. Always speak your truth. And when you do speak your truth – do your best to speak with dignity, compassion, respect, poise and empathy. Even when the conversations get uncomfortable – when you approach with respect and care – on the other side of discomfort – is clarity and progress. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for giving me the space to speak my truth. You have my word, I’ll always do my best to speak my truth with dignity, respect, empathy and GRATITUDE. That’s my lesson I’ve learned. And the result of speaking my truth is I was just informed, I’ve surged past and blown by 200 MILLION FOLLOWERS on Instagram and over 300 MILLION FOLLOWERS across all platforms – officially becoming/ The #1 followed man in America. The #1 followed American man in the world. And most importantly, the #1 daddy at home. Love you guys, I always got your back and let’s keep rockin’ 🖤👊🏾 #speakyourtruth #dignityrespectgratitude #thatsoursuperpower 🇺🇸