Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is celebrated the world over for his strength. So it’s not a shock that the 1stArmored Division at Fort Bliss decided to name a tank after him.
They announced the move in a tweet: "'If you smell what America's Tank Division is cooking!' Shoutout to the #IronSoldiers assigned to the @Blackhawk_SQDN for naming one of their tanks in homage to the @TheRock. Hopefully the 'People's Champ' will see it and give you guys a shoutout and a retweet! #TuesdayThoughts".
On Friday, he gave them a shout-out on Instagram, writing: "I’m sending a salute of respect & gratitude to the Blackhawk Squadron 1st Armored Division for the honor of naming their tank (the most advanced in the world) Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Heavy duty, bad a--, sexy AF and built to take care of business 😉 — but most importantly, thank you all for your service. Grateful to the bone."
As of Monday, the image received 2 million+ likes and thousands of comments. Much support, but also some serious criticism from fans.
"Well I really like you as a person and everything but what is a tank meant for? If it is to take the lives of human beings and others then it is not admirable... I hope it won’t be used... May God bless you all ❤️ Peace and Love," one Instagram user replied.
"That’s not something to be very proud of because it’ll be your name on that tank that’ll kill innocent people," another claimed.