Spineless Actor John Cena Gets Shredded After Apologizing to China Over His Remarks on Taiwan (3 Cartoons)

 Wrestling star and actor John Cena got shredded online after apologizing to Chinese fans on Tuesday for calling Taiwan a country during an interview to promote his latest movie “Fast & Furious 9.”

Speaking to Taiwanese television TVBS earlier this month, 44-year-old Cena said Taiwan would be the first “country” to see the latest Fast and Furious.

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

“I made one mistake. I am very, very sorry for this mistake,” Cena said in Mandarin in a video posted on his account on Weibo, a Twitter-like microblog popular in China.

“I love and respect China and the Chinese people,” he added.

Cena joins a long list of Hollywood celebrities who have incurred the wrath of an increasingly nationalistic China over their comments about Taiwan, Hong Kong or Xinjiang.

Companies have also come under fire, with several airlines and hotels apologizing to China in recent years for listing Taiwan as a country on their booking websites.

As you might expect Cena’s apology did not go down well in the United States.

“Can someone please help John Cena locate his spine, please?” wrote Matt Karolian, manager of American news website Boston.com, on Twitter.

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton called the apology “pathetic” in a tweet.

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

Cotton’s remarks were “just like waste paper,” he added, speaking at a regular news conference in Beijing on Wednesday.

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry declined to comment.

Cena’s movie Fast & Furious 9 has been a box office hit in mainland China since its open on May 21 which explains Cena’s apology.

Cena and other Hollywood and sports types value Chinese cash far more than they care for their own country or the well being of its people.

Over the last weekend, China accounted for $135 million of the movie’s $162 million in revenue, according to entertainment publication Variety.

Spineless Actor John Cena Gets Shredded After Apologizing to China Over His Remarks on Taiwan (3 Cartoons) Spineless Actor John Cena Gets Shredded After Apologizing to China Over His Remarks on Taiwan (3 Cartoons) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:04 Rating: 5

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