Dwayne Johnson Takes Shot At “Candy Ass” Fast 8 Co-Star Vin Diesel

Even though he made his name in the WWE of all places, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has developed a reputation in Hollywood for being one of the good guys in the industry. But he is not immune to dropping that persona to dish on some of his co-workers by telling the world just what he thinks of them.

Using his Instagram account, the 44-year old started the hashtag #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses that couldn't help but point at Vin Diesel. The same Diesel he has co-stared with in the Fast and Furious franchise since 2011, starting with Fast Five.

"Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't," wrote the Pain & Gain star. "The ones that don't are too chicken sh*t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."

This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling - you're right. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part????. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses

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Rock Knows The Studio Doesn't Think Much Of Public Diss

Johnson was recently quizzed about the quotes and what they intimated. But being as conscious as he is about his image and the consequences of his actions, he did not back down an inch.

"I was very clear with what I said. I've been in the game a long time," said the former wrestler. "Would Universal (Pictures) have preferred that didn't happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that, and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest shot through the roof to a whole other level."

This response does lend weight to the idea this is a publicity stunt to drive up a Rock v Diesel battle back in the WWE world. Although they really could hate each other.

Dwayne Gets No Love From Jumanji Co-Stars

Shooting an all black and white filtered video where he gave a selfie expose into the shooting of the upcoming Jumanji reboot, the Central Intelligence star got a hilariously cold response from his co-stars. "Tell the world how you feel about me," asked them.

Then from Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas - all took swipes at the blockbuster icon. But controlling the message as he does, he had the final word and last laugh.

"In a huge action sequence I'm hanging off the side of a helicopter saving the lives of my co-stars," wrote Johnson, "and this is the gratitude they show? For the record, I'm the one 800ft in the air being fearless while they sit on their candy asses by the monitors with their little microphones talking sh*t."

Source: The Telegraph, Los Angeles Times