John Cena issues apology to China in Mandarin after calling Taiwan a country: 'I made a mistake'

USA Today

By Charles Trepany
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Picture Courtesy: USA Today

John Cena has issued an apology after referring to Taiwan as a country while promoting "F9," the latest "Fast & Furious" film.

In a video posted to Weibo, a social media site used in China, Cena explained in Mandarin that he'd done "many, many interviews" for his new film when he made "one mistake."

"In one interview, I made a mistake," he said. "I am really sorry. I really respect China and the Chinese people. Sorry."

Cena reiterated his apology in the video's caption, writing "I love and respect China and Chinese people."

According to the New York Post, Cena's comment about Taiwan came during an interview with a Taiwanese broadcaster, where he said in Mandarin that "Taiwan is the first country that can watch 'F9.' "

Publish : 2021-05-26 12:24:00

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