It’s clear that the CCP has maintained an insider influence on Hollywood for decades.
But just how many American celebrities and sports figures are assets of the CCP.
LeBron James has been one of the most obvious CCP mouthpieces in the American sports realm.
However, another mega-superstar may have revealed their CCP allegiance.
WWE star and actor John Cena was recently promoting Fast & Furious 9 to global markets.
In an interview on Taiwanese Broadcasting, Cena said Taiwan was the first country to view the film.
And that didn’t sit over well with the CCP.
Like an obedient servant, Cena kowtowed to the CCP by begging forgiveness for his ‘grave mistake’ of identifying Taiwan as an independent nation.
Cena even offered his apology in Mandarin.
Check it out:
John Cena apologized in Chinese on Sina Weibo after calling Taiwan a country during an interview promoting Fast & Furious 9 pic.twitter.com/dzRKIYgEzL
— Joe Xu (@JoeXu) May 24, 2021
The Hollywood star received tons of pushback for bowing down to the CCP:
John Cena Uses Mandarin to Beg For CCP Forgiveness After Describing Taiwan As A ‘Country’.https://t.co/9FfVw77uiw
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 25, 2021
WWE’s Cena apologises to China after Taiwan country reference https://t.co/qQ4C2CA1aN
— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) May 25, 2021
Super impressed that John Cena speaks Mandarin
Super disappointed he’s groveling to the CCP pic.twitter.com/fbEDt7uyCc
— Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) May 25, 2021
John Cena’s apology to China is hardly getting any media coverage but it certainly was one odd statement.
Between Lebron and John, how many of our athletes owe the CCP?
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) May 25, 2021
I see that John Cena has succumbed to the CCP https://t.co/oCvBCJ0B5M
— Irwin Oroceo (@irwinoroceo) May 25, 2021
Apparently muscles ≠ bravery https://t.co/eeUegLaddf
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 25, 2021
— James Lee Proudfoot (@PhilosophyNook) May 25, 2021
The National Pulse reported on Cena’s CCP subservience:
During an interview on Taiwanese broadcasting network TVBS to hype the movie, Cena referred to Taiwan as “the first country to watch the film.”
He posted a video apology on the platform Sina Weibo apologizing for the remarks:
“Hi China, I’m John Cena. I’m in the middle of Fast and Furious 9 promotions. I’m doing a lot of interviews. I made a mistake in one of my interviews. Everyone was asking me if I could use Chinese – [movie] staff gave me a lot of information, so there was a lot of interviews and information. I made one mistake. I have to say something very, very, very important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I apologize, I apologize, I’m very sorry. You must understand that I really love, really respect China and the Chinese people. My apologies. See you.”
The latest display of corporate and Hollywood fealty to the Chinese Communist Party, the apology comes as the regime is increasingly aggressive in the South China Sea and in asserting its right to unify with Taiwan.
You have to wonder how many Hollywood stars owe the CCP and aren’t allowed to say anything against their narrative.
Most likely, the number of free-thinking, independent celebrities is at a bare minimum.