John Cena Apologises for Calling Taiwan a Country: "I'm Very Sorry"

John Cena Apologises for Calling Taiwan a Country: "I'm Very Sorry"

- John Cena recently issued an apology after referring to Taiwan as a country while speaking to a fan

- The clip in which Cena called Taiwan a country went viral on social media, sparking outrage that such a major international figure should have such ignorance of affairs

- Cena has since apologised heartily for his mistake and reiterated how much he loves the Chinese

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John Cena recently found himself in a pickle while promoting his latest movie Fast & Furious 9 in Taiwan. While on tour there, Cena made the mistake of referring to the democratic island as a country.

This sparked outrage in Beijing because Beijing does not recognise Taiwan as an independent nation and rather as part of its territory, and in fact has plans to seize it should the opportunity arise.

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"I'm Very Sorry": John Cena Apologises for Calling Taiwan a Country
John Cena has apologised for calling Taiwan a country. Image: Noel Vasquez
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In a clip that was viewed millions of times, John Cena can be seen calling Taiwan a country while engaging with a fan. Many people were outraged after the clip was shared and this prompted a swift apology from Cena, reports CNN.

"I must say, which is very very important, that I love and respect China and Chinese people. I'm very, very sorry for my mistake. I apologise," said Cena according to an eNCA article.

Briefly News also reported that as the Black Lives Matter movement continues to protest around the world, WWE legend John Cena has reportedly donated $1 million to support the cause. Cena’s donation is equal to what South Korean pop group BTS and their management group Big Hit Entertainment made available earlier.

The Mirror reports that Cena called on his followers to "welcome ideas" and be "open-minded" to change as he joined South Korean pop group BTS in pledging a seven-figure sum to back the movement.

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The wrestler, who became a Hollywood movie celebrity, pledged the money hoping it will help effect the much-needed change, while at he same time urging his followers to be brave.

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