John Cena faces backlash over Peacemaker tweet about Ukraine, as many of John Cena’s followers slammed him for attempting to use the ongoing conflict in Ukraine to promote the new series “Peace Maker” in which he plays the titular role.
John Cena faces backlash over Peacemaker tweet about war in Ukraine
And, hours after the Russian military attack on Ukraine began, the wrestling champion tweeted, “If I can bring the power of # Peacemaker to the ground, this will be a good time to use it.”
But his followers found his use of a hashtag for the series’ name, used to commercialise the television work, an attempt to draw attention to the action-adventure series and mobilize Internet users to follow it.
But it seems that the tweet of John Cena, or “peacemaker”, was taken out of context and showed him as someone who doesn’t care about the reality of war that broke out in Europe for the first time in decades as much as he wants to promote his new work.
One response read, “Bad timing to promote your TV series. Please erase it. People are dying.”
Another wrote, sarcastically, “Great timing to refer to the hashtag of your series for the purpose of leading the trend. Don’t you think that you are insensitive?”
And a third comment said: “I hope you did not intend to use the war to promote the series. You do not have the power of a peacemaker, but you do have money and fame. Please donate to help Ukraine or post a link to urge others to donate.“
The series is based on the story of the movie “Suicide Squad”, which was the first appearance of the world wrestler in the film Superheroes, directed by James Gunn, and began showing on the American television network last January.