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John Cena Accused of Using Ukraine and Russia Crisis to Promote Peacemaker

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I think we can all agree that John Cena is one of the most likable stars in Hollywood right now which is why it doesn't come as a surprise how he's universally beloved. Thanks to the success of his DC Extended Universe Peacemaker, the former multi-time WWE champion is reaching unprecedented heights in his acting career but that's not to say that he's immune to cancel culture because much like his Tinseltown contemporaries, he's a prime target.

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In fact, Cena is currently under fire over a social media post that many believe is done in poor taste. Taking to Twitter, Cena wrote what seemed to be a harmless tweet about how it would be a great time to use Christopher Smith's "peacemaking" powers. There wasn't any context to what Cena posted but a lot of people are convinced that the message pertains to the current rift between Ukraine and Russia and given the timing and convenience of his post, it sounds like a no-brainer.

For the uninitiated, Russia recently launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine in an attempt to put an end to NATO’s eastward expansion.

Following his tweet, furious fans accused Cena of using the situation to promote his HBO Max series. Check out some of the reactions below:

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This isn't the first time Cena got "canceled" for something he said. Last year, the star of the Fast and Furious franchise apologized to the Chinese community after calling Taiwan a country. As it stands, Cena has yet to address the latest controversy surrounding his tweet but I wouldn't be surprised if he clears the air regarding the matter. I gotta say though, I'm pretty sure he meant well with what he said but then again, the Ukraine-Russia war isn't something to be taken lightly.

Meanwhile, Peacemaker has been renewed for a second season.

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