The Rock is one of the biggest names when it comes to sports industry as well as Hollywood. It turns out he might have disappointed the YouTuber-turned-pro-boxer Logan Paul. ‘The Maverick’ recently has opened up about meeting his ‘heroes’ in the industry and how some have left him disappointed.
Logan Paul opens up on his experience with The Rock
It was back in 2017, when Logan Paul uploaded a video of himself and his friends in a Japanese forest called Aokigahara. In English, it is referred to as the ‘Suicide Forest’. The location is infamous for the high number of bodies found there, as some Japanese citizens tragically go to the forest to end their own lives. The now-removed video appeared to show Paul finding a body and making light of the harrowing situation.
In an Instagram post from 2018, ‘The Rock’ shared a heartfelt story of his own mother’s suicide attempt when he was just 15 years old. With that, fans may understand why ‘The Rock’ felt the need to remove any association with Logan Paul, whose lapse in judgement may have really hit home for the 50-year-old.
Making a point to mention his experiences with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Paul admitted he now believes in the saying “never meet your heroes.” Speaking on the True Geordie Podcast, Paul was asked if one of his heroes had ever disappointed him. ‘The Maverick’ name-dropped ‘The Rock’, revealing he had never shared this story with anyone. Paul recalled how he was forced to remove the works he had done with ‘The Great One.’
Here is what he said:
“After Japan happened… I got a call from my publicist, who also repped Dwayne Johnson. She’s like ‘Hey, Dwayne has asked that you remove every video and picture that you’ve done with him. Maybe in the future it can be reconciled, but for now he doesn’t want anything to do with you.’ Which I also understood. I made a grotesque error. He has had things happen in his life where that incident has affected him in a personal way… My hero wanted nothing to do with me.”