Fast And Furious star John Cena and former wrestler has apologised to China and its residents for calling out Taiwan a country during a promotional video for F9.
After the promotional video aired on Taiwanese broadcasting site, it prompted a backlash from Chinese fans. On Tuesday, John Cena apologised in video in Mandarin on social networking site Weibo and said, “I did many, many interviews for Fast & Furious 9, and I made a mistake during one interview,” Cena said in the video. “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.”
John Cena to China after calling Taiwan a country: I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I apologise, I apologise, I’m very sorry.
He's promoting Fast and Furious 9pic.twitter.com/y1NpAkGFVj
— Shubhangi Sharma (@ItsShubhangi) May 25, 2021
The video of John Cena has been played more than 2.4 million times on Weibo.
Fast And Furious 9 has grossed $148 million, in China, according to the nationalist Global Times newspaper.