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John Cena apologises for calling Taiwan a country

John Cena is being called 'pathetic' for apologizing to China over the Taiwan remark.

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John Cena apologises for calling Taiwan a country!

US wrestling superstar turned actor John Cena had called Taiwan a country during an interview to promote his latest Hollywood film “Fast & Furious 9”.

F9 star while speaking to Taiwanese television TVBS earlier this month said that Taiwan would be the first “country” to see the latest Fast and Furious.

China regards Taiwan as its province, an assertion that most of the self-ruled, democratic island rejects.

“I made a mistake,” Cena said in Mandarin, “I’m so, so sorry for my mistake. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m very sorry. You have to understand I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m sorry.”

A 68-second clip was posted to Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, a Twitter-like microblog that is popular in China.


By doing so, 44-year-old  Cena has joined a long list of international celebrities who have incurred the wrath of an increasingly nationalistic Chinese public over their comments about Taiwan, Hong Kong or Xinjiang.

Meanwhile, the apology by the US star has drawn a lot of criticism in his country.

 

John Cena is being called ‘pathetic’ for apologizing to China over the Taiwan remark.

Meanwhile, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian in response said that criticism of Cena in the United States did not make sense.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.