The Rock's male co-stars in "Fast 8" are all pissed at him for obliquely calling some of them out as candy ass divas ... and they think his tirade is all about ego ... so say production sources on the set.
Our sources say all of the male co-stars are shooting Tuesday -- The Rock, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Tyrese, Ludacris, Scott Eastwood and others. We're told they are all getting hounded by people who want to know who Rock was putting on blast.
Rock said on social media Monday, "My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken s*** to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."
We're told the male co-stars think Rock was out of line to talk crap, but given that he did they think it's unforgivable he wasn't specific because now they're all suspects.
Our sources say the co-stars -- male and female -- are especially upset because filming wraps in a week and a half and, as one put it, "This is a hell of a way to end it."
One source who is embedded in the production tells us there have been various conflicts because of "extreme egos" among most of the top actors, with the help of their agents and lawyers. But we're told none of the actors felt the public criticism was appropriate.
And we're told The Rock has not said anything today on set to clarify his remarks and the actors still don't know to whom he was referring. Our sources eliminate Tyrese and Luda, but all of the others are possibilities.
One source with knowledge of the situation tells TMZ, we can expect something on social media today that will clarify things.