Russia-Ukraine War: John Cena Faces Heavy Backlash For Using Crisis To Promote His HBO Show ‘Peacemaker'-SEE POST

John Cena’s character of Peacemaker in the HBO show is an unlikely hero, often using questionable tactics to successfully complete his missions.

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Russia-Ukraine War: John Cena Faces Heavy Backlash For Using Crisis To Promote His HBO Show ‘Peacemaker'-SEE POST
John Cena recently faced heavy backlash after he appeared to use the Ukraine crisis to promote his HBO show. 

The recent development occurred after the 44-year-old professional wrestler and actor took to his Twitter on Thursday to respond to the news of Russia invading Ukraine, which was quickly condemned by President Joe Biden and other world leaders.

“If I could somehow summon the powers of a real life #Peacemaker, I think this would be a great time to do so,” John wrote, referencing the superhero series in which he plays the titular role.


Shortly after the post went viral numerous users called out John’s tweet for being tone-deaf. 

“Great time to hashtag your show for trending purposes. Very insensitive don’t you think?” one fan wrote. Another shared, “I’m just saying there is never an appropriate moment to say this, especially now.” Yet another posted, “I understand the sentiment but using this moment to plug the show is a bit… bleh.”




Another Twitter user added, so far as to suggest John used his platform to help the victims of the invasion. “I hope you didn’t mean to come off as disrespectful by using this to promote your show. You don’t have the powers of peacemaker but you do have the power of money and status. Please donate to help Ukraine or spread the link to donate.”




John’s character of Peacemaker in the HBO program is an unlikely hero, often using questionable tactics to successfully complete his missions, one user took him to task by tweeting, “I feel like I shouldn’t have to explain this to you but the power of peacemaker is murdering people.”

Speaking of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the President of Ukraine, on Friday morning, Volodymyr Zelensky, revealed 137 civilians have been killed so far by Russian military personnel invading the country. In his speech, he called those who died “heroes” and said hundreds more have been wounded. “They’re killing people and turning peaceful cities into military targets. It’s foul and will never be forgiven,” Zelensky added, as reported by HollywoodLife.

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