John Cena is undoubtedly one of the best Superstars to have ever stepped foot inside a WWE ring. He is a 16-time World Champion and was the face of the company for well over a decade. He is currently busy with his life in Hollywood and hasn’t been seen in the company in over a year. He is also is a man of integrity and is well respected by fans and pro wrestlers alike.
It seems John Cena upset a lot of people when he called Taiwan a country during a promotional tour for Fast & Furious 9. While speaking to TVBS, Cena referred to Taiwan as “the first country to watch” Fast & Furious 9, a film directed by Taiwanese-American Justin Lin.
This led to severe backlash from China who demanded an apology from John Cena. While speaking on the Sina Weibo platform, Cena apologized to China for calling Taiwan a country.
“Hi China, I’m John Cena. I’m in the middle of Fast & Furious 9 promotions. I’m doing a lot of interviews. I made a mistake in one of my interviews. Everyone was asking me if I could use Chinese… the staff [of the movie] gave me a lot of information, so there was a lot of interviews and information.“
I made one mistake. I have to say something very, very, important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I apologize, I’m very sorry. You must understand that I really love, really respect China and the Chinese people. My apologies. See you.”
Unfortunately for Cena, he faced more negative backlash from other people for apologizing to China. In the end John Cena did what he thought was right, regardless of what anyone else thinks.
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