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Actor John Cena apologizes after Taiwan comment


American actor and wrestling star John Cena has apologized on Chinese social media after getting tangled up in a geopolitics scandal by calling Taiwan a country.

In an interview to Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS earlier this month, Cena sparked controversy while promoting the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise when he said, “Taiwan is the first country to watch Fast and Furious 9.”

Beijing claims the self-governing island as part of its territory and has threatened to annex it — by force, if necessary. Even though Taiwan has its own government, democratic elections and army, most governments around the world don’t recognize it as a country.

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On Tuesday, Cena, 44, posted a video message that he recorded in Mandarin on Chinese social network Weibo, in which he said that he had done many interviews for Fast & Furious 9 and during one interview, he “made a mistake.”

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