A few months ago, Dwayne Johnson vetted some of his aggression on social media directed right at one of his male co-stars on The Fate of the Furious, calling the then unnamed man a candyass. It later came out that Vin Diesel‘s ass was candy, and that the two had frequently butted heads over the production of the movie. We’ve heard a few different people speak up about this, but now Diesel himself has finally opened up about it. Turns out, some people may have blown “CandyassGate” out of proportion. Go figure.
When it was revealed that Vin Diesel’s character Dom was going rogue in The Fate of the Furious, it seemed like the beef between he and Dwayne Johnson was an elaborate marketing stunt to get people onboard with the movie. But then the feud still seemed to be picking up steam, leaving enough confusion and credibility for people to not know what was real and what was fake. Diesel has been mostly silent during this whole thing, but he recently spoke with USA Today about the feud and revealed that it takes more than a fight to break up a family.
I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way. I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don’t think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.
Okay, well that’s pretty sweet! That’s a very nice way to say that these guys are friends, and things just got a little out of hand. Sometimes people just got to get on Instagram and let it all out. Done and done, right? Yes, if Diesel had stopped there, but the actor didn’t stop there and he went and stroked his ego a bit.
I protect the franchise. I protect everybody including Dwayne. I protected Dwayne more than he’ll ever know. And it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t have to know. But he appreciates it. He knows it. Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that’s me.
Um, okay. Now, I’m not a very macho person, but calling a grown man your little brother is at least mildly insulting, yes? I doubt Dwayne Johnson appreciates it very much. Does this mean the feud is real or back on, or whatever it is that’s going on between the two? It’s tough to say, but we’ll have to wait and see how The Fate of the Furious shakes out and if these two end up working together again in the inevitable Fast 9.
The Fate of the Furious is directed by F. Gary Gray and is set to race into theaters on April 14, 2017.