American celebrities are quick to tear down the country in the name of social justice.
But they’re silent when it comes to the human rights abuses of China.
And a Hollywood star embarrassed himself with one pathetic apology to China.
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger believed that opening up China to the American market would cause them to moderate and westernize.
Instead China has used markets to become richer while maintaining fascistic control over the economy.
Worse yet, China is exporting its values of censorship and fealty to the Chinese Communist Party to other countries.
WWE star turned actor John Cena proved that during an disgracing episode.
During promotion for Fast & Furious 9, Cena appeared on a Taiwanese show and made the “mistake” of saying that Taiwan would be the first country to see the film.
Cena unknowingly violated the CCP’s “One China” doctrine by recognizing the independence of Taiwan.
The CCP viewed this as an affront, and Cena was forced to issue a groveling apology.
“Hi China, I’m John Cena. I’m in the middle of Fast and Furious 9 promotions. I’m doing a lot of interviews. I made a mistake in one of my interviews. Everyone was asking me if I could use Chinese – [movie] staff gave me a lot of information, so there was a lot of interviews and information. I made one mistake. I have to say something very, very, very important now. I love and respect China and Chinese people. I’m very, very sorry about my mistake. I apologize, I apologize, I’m very sorry. You must understand that I really love, really respect China and the Chinese people. My apologies. See you.”
The apology was made all the more pathetic because he issued it in Mandarin:
Cena isn’t the first American to bend over backwards in order to appease the CCP.
The NBA nearly fired former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey for tweeting support for pro-freedom demonstrators in Hong Kong.
Several NBA players and coaches—including LeBron James—quickly rebuked Morey, and the NBA issued an apology.
Senator Ted Cruz roasted the NBA and Hollywood for their capitulation to a communist regime.
Even leftist actor Bradley Whitford called out the NBA for their subservience to China while masquerading as freedom fighters in the United States.
Hey @NBA. Do you care about what’s happening in Hong Kong? Or the fact that the Chinese are building concentration camps for the Uighurs? Or do you only take principled stands if they won’t hurt your bottom line?
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) July 6, 2020
Blockbuster films no longer make the majority of their money in the United States.
The foreign market has become more lucrative, and China is the biggest consumer because of its huge population.
It’s not just entertainment that’s in the pocket of the CCP.
The World Health Organization debased itself and did China’s bidding throughout the Wuhan virus pandemic.
WHO doctor Bruce Aylward would not recognize the sovereignty of Taiwan during a news interview.
Unlike Cena, he had already been housebroken.