John Cena is getting body slammed for a tweet he sent amid the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
About five hours after Russia began invading neighboring Ukraine, the wrestler-turned-actor decided to capitalize on the war by promoting his HBO Max show "Peacemaker," in which he plays a superhero hellbent on peace.
"If I could somehow summon the powers of a real life #Peacemaker I think this would be a great time to do so," he tweeted on Feb. 24.
The tweet did not sit well with some of his followers, as many felt the message was shameless.
"Great time to hashtag your show for trending purposes 🤣 very insensitive don't you think?" one person commented, according to Page Six. Another said, "John, this is in poor taste. Also your character is not the good guy."
"Please tell me you were aware of the fact that he was basically using a tragedy to advertise a show…" another said.
People also implored John to use his wealth to help Ukrainian families who have been uprooted.
This isn't the first time John has gotten into hot water over international affairs. While promoting "Fast and Furious 9" last year, he upset China by referring to Taiwan as a country. He then apologized in Mandarin to the Chinese.
"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," he said. "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."
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