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Praise and flak follows when "The Rock" calls a tank "sexy"

March 19, 2019
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Heavy social media fire incoming.

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is receiving both praise and flak after the 1st Armored Division announced on social media that it had named an A1 Abrams tank after him.

The Army has a long-established tradition of naming A1 Abrams tanks. The name of the honoree is printed along the tank's 120mm gun.

Johnson is a vocal supporter of the military and has visited many bases and attended numerous events honoring the military.

Still, some of the actor's fan base expressed their disapproval.


While others said naming the tank after Johnson was the perfect choice.

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