“Don’t promote a f**king tv show”; When John Cena was criticized for using Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to promote Peacemaker

Hollywood and WWE Superstar John Cena received massive backlash for using the Russia invasion of Ukraine to promote his show.

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John Cena is one of the biggest personalities globally. He is the most successful Superstar in the history of WWE – having won 16 World Championships. Cena continues to make sporadic appearances for the company and continues to go from strength to strength. But his primary focus has now shifted to his career in Hollywood.

The Leader of Cenation has spent a couple of decades being a hero. For nearly a decade he was pushed as the face of WWE – where he played a “perfect Superman-like” character. When he left the company, he got busy playing the hero in some of the top Hollywood movies. In fact, most recently he has been playing a DC Superhero – Peacemaker.

But John Cena is not the perfect human that we are used to seeing on-screen. Even he is human like all of us and has received a backlash for his recent tweet. Hours after Russia attacked Ukraine, the 16-time Champion took to Twitter to share his opinion. While he might’ve meant well – to the viewers it seemed like he was trying to promote his TV show.

“If I could somehow summon the powers of a real life #Peacemaker I think this would be a great time to do so” – tweeted the Leader of Cenation. The tweet even included the sponsored hashtag of his show. The people who saw the tweet were outraged to see John Cena promoting his show when people were dying.

“Bad time to promote a f**king tv show. Please delete this. People are dying” tweeted a user. “I hope you didn’t mean to come off as disrespectful by using this to promote your show . You don’t have the powers of peacemaker but you do have the power of money and status. Please donate to help Ukraine or spread the link to donate” – wrote another user.

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John Cena ran into a political controversy last year too

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This isn’t the first time that John Cena has come under severe criticism for his comments. Last year, while promoting his movie Fast 9 – the ninth instalment of the Fast and Furious franchisee, Cena upset the fans in China.

While he had appeared on the Taiwanese broadcasting network TVBS to promote the movie, he referred to Taiwan as an independent country – causing a massive backlash in China. As a result, Cena had to issue an apology, in Mandarin, via a video.

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