Tyrese Gibson admits public feud with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was 'not professional, not cool'
Tyrese Gibson has admitted that his comments against Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson were 'unprofessional'
Tyrese Gibson seems to be seeing sense in accepting his wrongs. And by wrongs, of course, we mean his very vocal, very public and outrageous airing of grievances against Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Gibson labeled his reaction and gestures as 'unprofessional.' “I found myself being the messenger on behalf of various people associated to the [Fast and Furious] franchise,” said the 39-year-old Gibson to Van Lathan in an episode of the Red Pill podcast released on Tuesday, July 17. “But stupid me was the only one who went public about those feelings, which is my own fault. It’s not professional, it’s not cool.”
Gibson was referring to the October 2017 Instagram post made by his own self wherein he had penned an open response to Universal Pictures pushing back the release date of Fast and Furious 9, in which he stars, to April 2020, all because they wanted to fit in a 2019 spinoff based on Hobbs — the character Johnson plays.
“#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock … for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU,” Gibson wrote at the time. “And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post - Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah..... it's about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I'm just a passionate film critic"
This isn't the first time Gibson had lashed out at The Rock; previously, he had made similar comments in a since-deleted Instagram comment, saying: “I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he’s my brother. I’m simply trying to reach him cause he won’t call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date…….. Didn’t you see how HUGE #Fast8 was? It’s because we announced and KEPT our release date bro.”
46-year-old Johnson addressed the feud between him and Gibson on Thursday, July 12, during his visit on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. “We haven’t talked at all,” Johnson said. “That whole thing with Tyrese, it was pretty disappointing because I’ve been friends with Tyrese for a very long time. To me, there’s no need to have a conversation.”