Actor John Sina, who turned into an actor, came under fire again on Thursday after apparently using the Ukrainian invasion of Russia to promote his HBO Max show.
Only hours after the Russian invasion Ukraine After a month of troop build-up on the Russian-Ukrainian border, Sina tweeted: “If I could somehow summon the real-life forces of #Peacemaker, I think it would be a great time to do so,” referring to the show’s title character. on HBO Max.
The character with whom he debuted in the 2021 James Gunn film Suicide Squad is known for being impudent and playful, but he is committed to mediating peace at all costs – even if it means using extreme violence. .
Son’s tweet was widely perceived as deaf after Russian forces bombed major cities – including the capital Kiev – in the presidency Vladimir PutinRussia’s command has resulted in dozens of deaths.
“Real people are dying right now, and you’re using their deaths to advertise an af ****** TV show?” Really?’ one Twitter user, Lori Smith, wrote.
John Cena, pictured in January 2020, came under fire on Thursday for using Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to promote his show on HBO Max
He tweeted that if he had the strength of his character in Peacemaker, “I think that would be a great time to do it.”
Sina was soon criticized online for his insensitive comment, with Korean-Canadian illustrator Ji Sub Yong and voice actor Sam Haft calling him
Ji Sub Yong, a Korean-Canadian illustrator, responded to the tweet Thursday afternoon, saying, “I’m just saying it’s never a good time to say that, especially now,” and Sam Haft, a voice actor, commented: “I feel like I’m I don’t have to explain this to you, but the power of the Peacemaker is to kill people.
One user, Average Harry, said, “I can’t believe you tweeted this,” while Smith wrote, “You had to be sane enough to know that this tweet was rude, stupid, and bad-tasting.”
Dennis Owens, meanwhile, told the former wrestling star, tweeting: “You have shown the depth of your character.
“Go back to rubbing your breasts with baby oil and jumping around in your underwear.”
Cena has not yet commented on the reaction.
The tweet came just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized an invasion of Ukraine that followed months in which he amassed troops at the border.
Russian forces bomb large cities – including the capital Kiev – resulting in dozens of deaths
The Son’s hero, the Peacemaker, is known for using violence to achieve peace
But before that, he was criticized when he bowed to the interests of the Chinese Communist Party and apologized for calling Taiwan a state.
Many democracies around the world consider Taiwan an independent state with its own government, but the United States has always performed a delicate dance, supporting it with aides and the military, without openly opposing Beijing, which considers Taiwan its territory.
But in May, Sina found himself in the middle of a controversy as he advertised his role in the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise on a Taiwanese network.
At the time, he told a Mandarin he had learned to promote his wrestling career internationally: “Taiwan is the first country to watch F9.”
After seeing his video, Chinese fans and government officials expressed anger that Sina, who has received millions of his films aired in China, does not consider Taiwan a territory.
They attacked him on Weibo – often called “Chinese Twitter” – and threatened to boycott the film franchise in response to his comments.
“Fast and furious can say goodbye! WWE star John Xina (Xina Zhao) said Taiwan was the first “state” where you could see “F9”. He has been studying Chinese for so many years and said he loves China very much. This mistake really shouldn’t happen, “said one.
Price, sensing the heat of criticism from Chinese fans, later recorded an apology video claiming he had made a mistake.
John Cena released a video on Weibo in May, apologizing to his Chinese fans for calling Taiwan a “state” in an interview
He growled, “Hello, China, I’m John Cena.
“I’m in the middle of promotions of Fast and Furious 9. I do a lot of interviews. I made a mistake in one of my interviews.
“Everyone asked me if I could use Chinese.” [movie] the staff gave me a lot of information so there were a lot of interviews and information.
“I made a mistake. Now I have to say something very, very, very important.
“I love and respect China and the Chinese people. I am very, very sorry for my mistake.
“I apologize, I apologize, I’m very sorry.
“You have to understand that I really love, I really respect China and the Chinese people. My apologies. See you.
The video was posted 2.4 million times on a tightly controlled social media site, while Chinese media jumped after the apology.