I know from watching the Little League World Series that it’s offensive to China to call Taiwan a country on mainstream media. Putting the politics of the equation aside, it’s just easier to call Taiwan an island and move on. You’d think that John Cena, or more aptly John Cena’s publicist, would’ve know the same thing and frequently reminded the 15-time world champion of this little nugget leading into Cena’s Fast 9 interviews in Asia.
You’d think…but nope. Cena DID call Taiwan a country angering billions of his Chinese fans. Sensing that fans thought he finally turned heel the leader of Cenation took to Chinese social media to apologize and quell the situation: