Can you smell who The Rock is roasting?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 47, garnered guffaws galore after trolling comedian Kevin Hart, 40, with a meme comparing him to the virally adorable Baby Yoda of “The Mandalorian.” (The “Star Wars” creature caused its own internet storm Tuesday when Mattel announced that a Baby Yoda plush toy would soon be available.)
The Canadian-American actor posted the Instagram slam as a promotional stunt for the duo’s upcoming film, “Jumanji: The Next Level.”
But the former wrestler has certainly taken things to the next level. The pic shows The Rock cradling Yoda’s green spawn with the caption “Can’t wait to bring this little nugget home to meet his brother @kevinhart4real.”
He even threw in the hashtag #iamyourfather — a reference to the mind-melting paternal reveal in “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.”
Unsurprisingly, The Rock’s stunt quickly took the ‘Gram by storm.
“Kevin got a lil brother,” replied stand-up comedian and DJ James Andre Jefferson Jr. “Baby Yoda was powerful enough to even vanquish @kevinhart4real,” @Bosslogic chimed in.
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To my beloved son, @kevinhart4real Twinkle Twinkle little Hart I just don’t know where to start Daddy will always love and protect your tiny little soul Even though you were delivered directly out of the butthole. #Shhhh #JustShutYourLittleMouth #AndGoNightNight #OnDaddysPecMeat
Hart’s face had been superimposed over a heartwarming pic of Johnson cradling his baby daughter, Tiana Gia Johnson, born in April 2018. Best of all, it was accompanied by a riff on “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” that depicted Hart in a less-than-flattering light.
That wasn’t the first time the pair have exchanged online barbs. This past Halloween, Hart went viral after “cosplaying” as an adorkable photo from the 90s of his jacked “Jumanji” co-star.
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Skin to skin. Our mana. Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar. I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there. Word to the wise gentlemen, it’s critical to be by your lady’s head when she’s delivering, being as supportive as you can.. holding hands, holding legs, whatever you can do. But, if you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer – watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless. And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia – like I did when your two older sisters Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Lia were born, you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear. Oh and one more thing.. you’re gonna love rollin’ in daddy’s pick up truck. #TianaGiaJohnson? #3rdDaughter #BlessesAndGratefulMan #ImInTROUBLE
“Jumanji: The Next Level” — which also stars Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas — hits theaters Dec. 13.
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