The rock's image is very PG. He is constantly in family movies and is a roll model to a lot of young kids.
Whether you agree with older adults taking steroids or not we probably all agree that young people shouldn't take them.
The rock has an amazing body and admitting to his steroid usage would drive thousands or even millions of kids to take steroids. He absolutely is correct to deny his usage.
Sounds good until those young men enter HS and realise they can't get 1/10th the gains of him naturally. Because he's the ideal and he's what they want to look like, yes they'll take steroids to get there like the other guys using steroids in the gym.
What you're saying is kinda like if Pam Anderson in the 90's denied she'd had implants it would mean it'd reduce the rate of young girls that will want to get implants to look like her. No, if that's the ideal that's put out there those girls will do what it takes to get there whether she confirmed or not.
Yep, and when those kids have hit the weights hard and dieted well for 5-6 years but yet are nowhere close to the Rock in size, they start to see themselves as defective in a way..they've out all the hard work in yet have not seen the wanted results..it's confusing but this is when most of these guys figure out what it really takes to get that size and vascularity
To this day, I still couldn't tell you a genetically average guy can truly attain naturally through lifting and diet after 10-15 years of training...id guesstimate they would look like Don Frye in the UFC days..that's usually the biggest I've seen natural guys hit