“Hi China, I’m John Cena. I’m in the middle of Fast & 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… the staff [of the movie] 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, important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I apologize, I’m very sorry. You must understand that I really love, really respect China and the Chinese people. My apologies. See you.”
Video is embedded on twitter, but the above was a translation from South China Morning Post. He called Taiwan a country and then had to issue an apology. Isn’t Taiwan a country?
The more these global stars go over there the more it seems these stars wind up in some controversy.
UPDATE - for those interested - Article from New York Times: