It may be a sweeping statement, but I really don’t think it’s too shocking to say that people these days are more sensitive than ever before.

Don’t get me wrong, freedom of speech, open debate, it’s great, but political correctness is ruining society.

‘I’m offended by this, I’m offended by that’ – how on Earth did humanity survive for this long?

Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right – it’s not a crime for someone to have an opinion on something which you might not like or agree with.

Anyway, I’ve had a bit of a rant there because I’m a bit fed up of feeling like you’re treading on eggshells with everything you say.

And clearly I’m not the only one, as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has laid the smackdown on ‘snowflakes’ – saying PC brigadiers are “looking for reasons to be offended.”

The former wrestler, 46, and People’s Champ told the Daily Star that he supports free choice and expression but is unhappy when people complain.

He said:

“I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it.

“That’s democracy. So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended.

If you are not agreeing with them then they are offended – and that is not what so many great men and women fought for.”

However, he does think that the world is in a better place than ever before because of the progressive push for equality over recent years, but he fears that snowflakes are putting a downer on society’s advancement by taking constant offence.

He added:

“We thankfully now live in a world that has progressed over the last 30 or 40 years.

People can be who they want, be with who they want, and live how they want.

That can only be a good thing – but generation snowflake, or whatever you want to call them, are actually putting us backwards.”

I don’t think anyone’s doubting that the world is a much more tolerant and accepting place to live than it was decades ago, but why should freedom of speech be the collateral damage?

Who really gives a f*ck about gingerbread being renamed to gingerbread people, and who really cares if Santa is gender-neutral or not?

We’ve got massive economic inequality, huge corporations avoiding tax while simultaneously destroying the environment, over 790 million people across the world without access to clean water – surely it’s about time we started rethinking what we’re actually outraged about.

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