Dwayne Johnson Reacts To Setting 200 Million Instagram Followers Record
Dwayne Johnson has crossed a record-setting milestone on Instagram. On Tuesday, the popular star topped 200 million followers on the photo-sharing platform, becoming the "most followed man in America." To celebrate, Johnson encouraged fans with a personal message to "always speak your truth." The sentiment comes after the actor and wrestler endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Dwayne Johnson is the most-followed man in America on Instagram. And his numbers just reached a record-setting high. On Tuesday, "The Rock" shared a message celebrating his 200 million-follower accomplishment — and he felt the moment was right to get real with his fanbase.
Dwayne Johnson's message after Instagram followers record
Johnson joins an exclusive club in reaching the 200 million mark, alongside only Ariana Grande (203 million) and international soccer star Cristiano Rinaldo (239 million). On the occasion, he shared an uplifting post, narrowing in on the message: "Always speak your truth."
The 48-year-old star spoke on the need to engage in "uncomfortable" conversations, a message that follows his recent endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. At the time, the venture into politics was not well-received by segments of his fanbase. His Instagram follow count continues to grow all the same, now at 200.1 million.
But Johnson says: "I'm confident that on the other side of us having an uncomfortable conversation is going to be clarity" as well as "progress." Watch below.
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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
Johnson thanked fans for allowing him the space to speak his truth and toasted with a glass of Teremana to celebrate his new record as the most-followed man in America. His thoughts are also outlined in writing below the video, seen above.
Dwayne Johnson in 2020
Recently, Johnson has been in the news as part of a cast reveal for the sitcom about his life, titled Young Rock. He'll also star in upcoming superhero film Black Adam, which is now without a tentative release date due to the pandemic.
Off-screen, the father of three celebrated his first wedding anniversary with wife Lauren Hashian last month. On the day, they shared a wedding video with intimate footage from the ceremony and a song written by Hashian.