Which 'Fast 8' Star Was The Rock Taking Shots at on Instagram?

Who is The Rock hunting?

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Yesterday, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson sent reverberations through the streets, like a 1970 Dodge Charger, when he posted a long message on Instagram calling out his male Fast 8 castmates. Along with a video of him throwing another human being (which was scored, by the way, by Kid Rock's "You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me"), Johnson said some of his Fast bros conduct themselves to his standards, while "other don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses." Read the full, possibly Corona-fuled message below:

So, we're here to figure out just who these #CandyAsses are. Aside from Johnson, there are seven male actors in the main cast of Fast 8—let's break it down and guestimate which ones The Rock was dragging, from least likely to most.

Jason Statham

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Kristofer Hivju

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Vin Diesel

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I've seen some people swear Johnson's message is directed at Vin and Vin only, arguing that The Rock is fed up over how Vin's Fast contract states that he cannot lose a fight. That's an unconfirmed claim (really, the only time I've heard it alleged out loud is on the "How Did This Get Made?" podcast) that is probably nonetheless true, since, think about it—Vin's never lost a fight in SEVEN Fast & Furious movies. But is that what The Rock's mad about? I don't buy it. First of all, it all seemed good less than a month ago:

That sounds like fun banter between two men who are certainly not candy asses. Secondly, I can't see someone as savvy as The Rock thinking he'd ever be allowed to take over the Fast franchise, which has been Vin Diesel's since Y2K. Sure, Johnson provided some much-needed Viagra to the series when he came on for Fast Five, but I doubt his head has gotten so big that he doesn't recognize what his purpose is in this movie series.

Chances Vin Diesel's a Candy Ass: 15%

Tyrese and Ludacris

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Lucas Black

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Scott Eastwood

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OK, so now we're finally at the guy who has some receipts tying him to The Rock's message. Eastwood, who's making his debut in the Fast franchise as a protege of Kurt Russell's Mr. Nobody, recently did an interview in Esquire with his dad, Clint "Racism Was OK in the '30s So It Should Be OK Now" Eastwood. In it, Scott threw some shade—inadvertent or maybe not—at his Fast 8 castmates:

I remember something he told me early on. I don't remember how old I was when you told me this, Dad. But you said, "As an actor, I never went back to my trailer. I always hung out on set and learned." That stuck with me. I'm on this Fast and the Furious movie right now, and everyone goes back to their trailer. I stick around and say, "Why you are setting up the shot like this?" I want to learn.​

Later in the interview, this exchange happened:

ESQ: Politically, you're the Anti-Pussy party?


SE: That's right. No candy-asses.

CE: Yeah, I'm anti-the pussy generation. Not to be confused with pussy.

SE: All of us are pro-pussy.

First of all, OH MY FUCKING GOD, how is that an actual exchange three humans had in 2016. That's the worst thing I've ever read. Imagine thinking this is what a man sounds like. We need to ban the Eastwoods. But also yeah, notice Scott's word choice? 

Chances Scott Eastwood's a Candy Ass: 99%

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