Calling Taiwan a country angers netizens as big American star apologizes in Chinese

John Cena, the American actor who starred in ‘Fast and Furious 9’, apologized on Twitter in the early hours of March 25 for calling Taiwan a country. For more details, please listen to Andre’s introduction.

Professional wrestling superstar Cena put in a ‘Fast and Furious 9’ performance was quite a fan favorite, and half a month ago, Cena was in Taiwan to promote the release of this Hollywood action film (translated as ‘Playhead 9’ in Taiwan) when he said, “Taiwan will be the first country to see this movie”.

The film, which was scheduled to be released in Taiwan on May 19, was delayed by the epidemic and released in China on the 21st, but the aforementioned remarks he made in Taiwan provoked the anger of Chinese netizens.

Cena apologized in a Chinese video broadcast on his official microblog late on the 25th, saying that because ‘Fast and Furious 9’ had given many interviews, “I was in an interview and I had a mistake.” He said in the video: “Hello China, now I must say, it is important, I love more respect China with the Chinese, I’m sorry for my mistake, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, you must understand, I love very much respect China with the Chinese, goodbye. “This video of him was viewed no less than 2 million times in a short time.

However, AFP reports that Senna’s apology does not seem to have quelled the anger of all netizens.

One netizen reprimanded in a tone representative of all China: “You should say in Chinese: ‘Taiwan is part of China’, otherwise we don’t accept it.” Another netizen criticized, “You are making money from the people of China and your political stance is so vague, why are you still kneeling down to watch the movie? What era is it? Others felt that people should not be too “aggressive”.

Below the video retweeted by Twitter, a French netizen questioned: “Is this the Chinese police ruling the world?” Another replied, “No, it’s the money talking.” “So much pathos!

For U.S. Senator Rubio: “A world in which the Chinese Communist Party controls what Americans can say or not say, as in the black horror of a nightmare in its stranglehold, this becomes a reality.”

Fast and Furious 9′ has made a big splash at the box office in China in its first few days of release, reaching $148 million last weekend alone.

The Beijing regime is extremely sensitive to the topic of Taiwan and does not hesitate to use the domestic market as a weapon to pressure international mega-brands.

Human rights issues are best left alone, and some luxury brands such as NBA have been boycotted by angry Chinese netizens for touching on the subject of Hong Kong or other human rights issues.

These “patriotic netizens”, as they are called, speak in an “official” tone and expression, often with the authorities’ shadow behind them.