John Cena apologizes for calling Taiwan a country during interview – By Zoe Christen Jones – John Cena is apologizing after calling Taiwan a country while promoting the latest “Fast and the Furious” film, “F9.” The actor and professional wrestler posted the apology Tuesday in Mandarin on the popular Chinese social media site Weibo.

“I made one mistake, I must say right now, very important, I love and respect Chinese people,” Cena said, according to BBC News. “I am very sorry for my mistake. I am so sorry, I apologize.”

Cena’s initial comment came during an interview with TVBS, a Taiwanese broadcast company. The 44-year-old said Taiwan would be the first “country” to see the ninth installment of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise.