Dwayne “The Rock" Johnson has jokingly claimed that Boris Johnson is his cousin, but backtracked on the statement on Twitter.
“He's family, by the way; you don't know that, but now all of Britain knows … he's my cousin," Johnson said when the new Prime Minister was mentioned to the Jumanji star on Good Morning Britain. “It's like looking in the mirror, every time I see Boris."
Wait, did we hear that correctly? Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) makes a surprising revelation abou… https://t.co/8AwmMsFfs8— Good Morning Britain (@Good Morning Britain) 1564381543.0
Johnson followed up his comments with a Tweet in which he commended a comment made last week by the Tory politician in the first speech of his premiership – that “the people are our bosses."
“Breaking: PM Boris Johnson is in fact my cousin (though we clearly look more like twins)," he Tweeted. “Jokes aside, PM did say something in his speech I liked – 'the people are our bosses'. 100% agree. The people/audience/consumer will always matter most. #ourboss"
After the tweet received some disparaging comments, it was removed within 15 minutes and Johnson appeared to backtrack.
Well according to the people, maybe we’re not related after all 😂🤦🏽♂️ Big mahalo to my people who I can always rel… https://t.co/GxozRVOyRu— Dwayne Johnson (@Dwayne Johnson) 1564383114.0
“Well according to the people, maybe we're not related after all," he tweeted. “Big mahalo to my people who I can always rely on to give me the real talk and swift perspective & education on the individual I did not know. Tequila on me, Britain."