John Cena slammed for using Ukraine war as ‘Peacekeeper’ promo


John Cena got himself into a tub of hot water Thursday amid the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.

The actor-turned-wrestler, 44, apparently used the Russian invasion of Ukraine to promote his HBO Max show “Peacemaker” on Twitter and sparked a major backlash.

“If I could somehow summon the powers of a real-life #Peacemaker, I think now would be the perfect time to do so,” he said. openly tweeted about the titular DC superhero amid the conflict. The character made his screen debut in 2021’s “The Suicide Squad” and can be described as a brazen hero who uses violence to achieve peace at all costs.

Cena’s statement quickly went viral as his fans denounced his “insensitive” remarks.

Users piled on the tweet, with a writing“I’m just saying there’s never an appropriate time to say that, especially now.”

“Perfect time to hashtag your show for trending purposes 🤣 very insensitive don’t you think?” another one demand. “John, this is in bad taste. Also, your character is the wrong guy,” wrote a fan.

Another suggested that Cena use his own wealth and resources to help European countries at war.

“I hope you didn’t mean to appear disrespectful by using this to promote your show,” they wrote. “You don’t have the powers of a peacemaker, but you have the power of money and status. Please donate to help Ukraine or spread the link to donate.

“A little deaf @JohnCena. Please delete. {This is from a conversation I am in: families have literally been torn to pieces in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Cena, “I AM A COMIC ACTOR, IF MY CHARACTER WAS REAL, I WOULD STOP IT HAPPENING,” a fan Explain.


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“I feel like I shouldn’t have to explain this to you, but the power of the peacemaker is to kill people” so someone else underline to the star “F9”.

This isn’t the first time Cena has come under fire in international affairs. In May 2021, he was hit with hate for supporting the Chinese Communist Party during a promotional tour for the ninth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. He apologized to China at the time for call Taiwan a country and said the apologies in Mandarin.

Cena dons the costume of his “The Suicide Squad” and HBO Max character, Peacemaker.
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“Hi China, I’m John Cena. I’m in the midst of promoting ‘Fast and Furious 9’. I do a lot of interviews. I made a mistake in one of my interviews,” he said. .

“I made a mistake. I have to say something very, very, very important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I am very sorry for my mistake. I apologize, I apologize , I’m really sorry. You have to understand that I really love, I really respect China and the Chinese people. My apologies. See you soon,” he continued.



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