There’s nothing we love more than a bit of celebrity beef – but the kind of trivial beef that makes us all laugh a little and then we can just get on with the rest of our day. Y’know, like the Katy/Taylor beef about their backing dancers and the Bieber/Manson beef about the T-Shirts. However, what we don’t love is the beef that has been broiling between Dwayne Johnson (AKA our favorite person in the world) and Tyrese Gibson.
The celebrity feud seems to have stemmed from the news that the Fast and Furious 9 release date has been pushed back to 2020, to make way for a brand new Fast and Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Of course, Tyrese Gibson (who is one of the key players in the Fast and Furious franchise) isn’t too happy that his beloved movie has been pushed to the side, and has no doubt who should take the blame for the move.
Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster……….. I guess dreams do come true congratulations to @hhgarcia41 and @therock you guys are just amazing you really broke up the #FastFamily I tried to warn you guys… You thought I was hating…… I was simply fighting to keep the family together what makes us great is when you see us all TOGETHER we don’t fly solo….. #MyLastPost today….. I got 3 years of venting on this clown – They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie #OriginalFastFamily we salute you and stand on your shoulders #VinDiesel #PaulWalker #RobCohen #RomanTej were offered a spin off we TURNED IT DOWN!!!
Wowza. This is awkward – and even more awkward because Tyrese didn’t even spell Dwayne Johnson’s name correctly.
Of course, we do get Tyrese’s frustration, as it can’t be easy to be pushed to the side as a latecomer takes over your franchise – but there are ways to air your grievances, and digging out one of the most-loved celebrities in Hollywood to your nine million Instagram followers isn’t probably the most gracious of ways. You know, that’s just our opinion.
However, the beef gets even juicier, as Dwayne cryptically responded to Tyrese’s pretty blatant post (he even tagged Johnson. Brilliant).
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) 6 October 2017
Fans of Fast & Furious have been pretty divided on this news, and haven’t really known which side to take. However, fans of popular culture in general are pretty upset that The Rock has been so publically shamed…so more are leaning towards Johnson. Vin Diesel has even got involved, and has defended the action star.
Brotherhood… and all it’s complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, ‘who they would like to see me work with?’ She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways