John Cena became a trending topic on Twitter after a video was published of him issuing a public apology in Mandarin to the country of China.
While promoting his film Fast & Furious 9, Cena referred to Taiwan as a country and he received backlash from people in China. While Taiwan is a self-governed democratic island, China claims it as its own sovereign territory. Click here for an article regarding the situation.
Cena stated the following the in his video…
“I made one mistake. I have to say something very, very, very important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I apologize, I apologize, I’m very sorry.”
According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, “F9” premiered in China over the weekend and grossed $135 million dollars. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 25th.
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