KEY POINTS

  • Vin Diesel called the PGA the "Prejudice Guild of America"
  • Vin Diesel wants to be recognized by the PGA for his contibutions to the "Fast and Furiuos" franchise
  • Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson had a falling-out while filming "Fast and Furious"

Vin Diesel made a cryptic post about “mitigating a war” with the PGA over the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

The “Bloodshot” star recently took to Instagram and made a controversial post. Diesel immediately took it down, but not after someone got a screenshot of it.

“Happy creative Sunday everyone…sorry I haven’t posted much lately, I have been trying to mitigate a war between Universal Studios and the P.G.A. Prejudice Guid of America,” Diesel said.

Sources told Variety that Diesel has been fighting with the Producers Guild of America for an illustrious credit to the successful “Fast and Furious” movie franchise for years. This could explain Diesel’s cryptic post against the trade association of film and TV producers.

Diesel is reportedly asking for the PGA’s mark of distinction, an addendum to a film credit that would recognize him as a substantial contributor to the franchise. If recognized by the PGA, the letters “p.g.a.” would appear after the producer’s name. Also, it makes one eligible for an Oscar for Best Picture that goes to producers.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor has been trying to receive the mark for nearly every “Fast and Furious” film. However, his request has been constantly denied until it turned ugly, with Diesel calling the PGA the “Prejudice Guild of America.”

In his post, Diesel mentioned Universal Pictures. However, people from Universal denied their involvement in the issue saying that it was just Diesel’s beef.

“It is the policy of the Producers Guild not to comment on individual arbitrations. The purpose of the Producers Mark is to protect the integrity of the ‘Produced By’ credit. A panel of experienced producers reviews anonymous firsthand accounts from filmmakers and key crew in order to determine who performed a major portion of the producing functions on a single film,” a PGA spokesperson told Variety.

Aside from Diesel’s feud with the PGA, he also had a falling-out with Dwayne Johnson. The “Black Adam” star posted a cryptic message on Instagram that seemingly targeted Diesel. They ended their beef when they arrived on the red carpet together in 2017, with Diesel saying they still loved each other.

However, in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2018, The Rock hinted that he was still not over their falling-out when asked to give a message to Diesel.

“But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have,” Johnson said then laughed and added, “Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker Paul Walker will always be alive in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Pictured: Actors attend the premiere of “Fast & Furious” at Universal CityWalk Theaters in Universal City on March 12, 2009. Photo: Getty Images/Kevin Winter