Actor and former wrestler John Cena is under fire over this awful video he posted begging China to forgive him after he referred to Taiwan as a country during an interview promoting the latest “Fast & Furious” film:
John Cena apologized in Chinese on Sina Weibo after calling Taiwan a country during an interview promoting Fast & Furious 9 pic.twitter.com/dzRKIYgEzL
— Joe Yizhou Xu (@JoeXu) May 24, 2021
Wow, this is an awful look. Transcript of the “hostage video” here:
“You must understand that I really, love, really respect China and the Chinese people.”
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 25, 2021
According to Wikipedia, he learned to speak Mandarin in 2016:
Cena started learning Mandarin Chinese in 2016 to help the WWE expand its reach, and he spoke in Mandarin at a press conference in China. He also revealed in April 2018 that he learned to play the piano.
Cena deserves every bit of this dragging:
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) May 25, 2021
What a coward:
— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) May 25, 2021
There should be an annual award for Best Actor in a Craven Apology Video.
— Will Saletan (@saletan) May 25, 2021
Sen. Tom Cotton called the video, “pathetic”:
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) May 25, 2021
And he’s a “tool for commie propaganda”:
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) May 25, 2021
So, did someone order him to do it?
The real question is whether this is just John Cena being an uninformed moron OR was he instructed to issue this "apology" by F9 studio Universal Pictures (owned by Comcast) https://t.co/mEJR29ztA6
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 25, 2021
This is not supposed to be how it goes:
The West's theory was that "opening" China to capitalism would undermine their authoritarianism. Instead, it strengthened their authoritarianism and undermined the West's willingness to fight it. https://t.co/CX7GR5YuNW
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 25, 2021