"I'm sorry' - Wrestler, John Cena apologises to China for referring to Taiwan as a 'country'

"I'm sorry' - Wrestler, John Cena apologises to China for referring to Taiwan as a 'country'



Wrestler and actor, John Cena has apologized to China, professing his love for the country after calling Taiwan a "country" during an interview that generated a backlash among fans in China, Hollywood's most important international market.


The controversy erupted after Cena who plays the brother of Vin Diesel's Dom Toretto in the ninth edition of the popular "Fast & Furious" franchise gave an interview to Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS promoting the film.


"Taiwan is the first country that can watch F9," Cena spoke in Mandarin to TVBS.


Taiwan is a self-governed democratic island, but China claims it as its sovereign territory despite the two sides being ruled separately since the end of a civil war over 70 years ago.


China angrily frowns at any suggestion of Taiwan's independence and tries to punish whoever insinuated such by using their huge economic power to control speech on the topic around the world.Latest Post Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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