First, it was Lebron James.
Now, another American muscle head is bowing to China.
John Cena, of professional wrestling fame.
Recently, he apologized to China and professed his love for the communist-run country after “accidentally” referring to Taiwan as a country.
In an interview promoting his new project, Cena told broadcasters – in Mandarin – that
“Taiwan is the first country that can watch F9.”
Turns out, China hates when you recognize and independent nation they’ve been trying to oppress as an independent nation.
And they hate it even more when you do it in Mandarin.
After some behind-the-scenes bullying, Cena offered an apology on China’s government run social media platform, Weibo. He did not refer specifically to the incident, only saying that he “did a lot of interviews” and “made a mistake.”
“I’m sorry for my mistake,” Cena said, in mandarin, before totally bending the knee.
“I must say now, [it’s] very, very, very, very important [that] I love, and respect even more, China and the Chinese people.”
Such weak moves from a guy who looks so strong.