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Tue May 25, 2021, 06:48 PM

'F9' Star John Cena Angers Fans in China for Calling Taiwan a Country, Despite Apology

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Source: Variety

“F9” star John Cena apologized to Chinese fans Tuesday after calling Taiwan a country in a promotional interview, but many viewers in the world’s largest film market have deemed his beseeching appeal for forgiveness insufficient.

Speaking with the Taiwanese news channel TVBS earlier this month, the professional wrestler — who has been learning Chinese for over a decade — said in Mandarin that Taiwan would be the “first country” able to watch the latest installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. The release in Taiwan was originally scheduled for May 18, three days before China and more than five weeks ahead of its June 25 U.S. debut, but it has been delayed indefinitely due to a worsening in local COVID-19 conditions.

Read more: https://variety.com/2021/film/news/john-cena-taiwan-china-f9-1234981384/



Geez, Why is John apologizing for speaking the truth? did he suddenly lost his spine like LeBron?

he should ask Chinese people why they have to use 'international' line when flying to taiwan, instead of domestic.

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Reply 'F9' Star John Cena Angers Fans in China for Calling Taiwan a Country, Despite Apology (Original post)
catsudon May 2021 OP
inwiththenew May 2021 #1
AZLD4Candidate May 2021 #2
catsudon May 2021 #6
maxsolomon May 2021 #8
LonePirate May 2021 #3
Haggard Celine May 2021 #4
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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 06:57 PM

1. Reads like a headline from The Onion

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 07:17 PM

2. This is a source of argument for my wife and I for years.

Being Chinese, she says Taiwan is part of China. I keep asking how that is possible since you have to pass through customs, they have their own laws, money, and elections.

She just burps back to CCP line without thought.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #2)

Tue May 25, 2021, 08:40 PM

6. i understand, when

i was in school back in taiwan, we were also drilled into our head that mainland china is part of Republic of China and one day we would go and reclaim the mainland.

now the truth is. CCP can easily give up Taiwan as they did with Mongolia, which used to be an 'unbreakable' part of China, and that was definitely part of China with longer history.

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Response to catsudon (Reply #6)

Tue May 25, 2021, 10:39 PM

8. I think the CCP finds it useful to hang on to this claim.

They've been strategic and patient; they assimilated Macau, they're assimilating Hong Kong. If they have to wait 30, 50 years to retake Taiwan, they've got plenty of time.

They're busy building ports all over the Developing world while we're playing with our dicks on the Internet and giving Billionaires tax cuts.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 07:25 PM

3. Are the Chinese people angry or is the Chinese government angry? Two different things.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 07:28 PM

4. This is ridiculous.

He should never have apologized for that. I'm sure the people who are promoting Fast and Furious told him he had to, though. The Chinese need to accept the fact that Taiwan is a nation of its own now. If they can't handle that, fuck them.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 07:33 PM

5. Movie politics...China is a huge market nt

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 09:55 PM

7. The 'Fast' sequels are one of the few movies with a racially diverse cast that does well in China.

Doing well in China goes a long way towards the budget for most movies and not doing well in China is used a road block for more diversity in films.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 11:17 PM

9. My Instant Reaction?

Who gives a crap? The whole world knows Taiwan is its own country. It’s all kabuki theater but we can’t let the Chinese Communist Party dictatorship get their fee-fees hurt over what the whole world knows is true. They’re kinda like ReupubliQons WRT tRump and the election in this regard.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 07:04 AM

10. Come on, Cena. Get a spine.

Hollywood is as weak as major league sports like MLB & the NBA when it comes to standing up to thugs.
Funny how they want to appear so "woke" when its US issues but weak as a spaghetti noodle when it has to do with anyone ELSE
All a show

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 10:31 AM

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after forum hosts’ review. The post doesn’t meet the “important news of national interest” threshold for the Latest Breaking News forum. Please post only the most important news of the day in LBN. You can repost this in General Discussion if you’d like.

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