John Cena On The Importance Of Diversity, The Current Political Climate & More


John Cena was recently interviewed by “INSIDER” to discuss his new role as Skyy Vodka’s “Diversity Campaign” spokesperson. During the interview, Cena discussed why diversity is important to him, the currently political landscape and more. Here are the highlights:

Cena On The Importance Of Diversity:

You can argue anything. And you can use political rhetoric to pull anything into your gravity if you want, but if people care to politicize [diversity], which is written into the very fiber of what the United States of America stands for, if they want to make an argument out of it, then I don’t want to be a part of that argument.

On Why The Campaign Was Appealing To Him:

I was really drawn to the fact that it was titled ‘Proudly American.’ I am a proud patriot, and I think a patriot first, above all. I think it’s a message that’s not only good now, but it’s good anytime and anywhere. I think, no matter what the situation — if it’s hard political times or if it’s everybody playing nice together — the message of embracing diversity is important every single day, no matter where you are on your history timeline.

Cena On His Response To Anyone That Criticizes His Involvement With The Campaign:

If someone criticizes my race or my sexual orientation and their comment is that I’m now allowed to embrace diversity, that’s very closed-minded because if you do that, you essentially aren’t diverse… That’s something I thoroughly don’t agree with. [It is] a wonderful exercise in patience and tolerance and acceptance — and all the things I’m really trying to put forth in the SKYY campaign as well. I’m very, extremely happy that not only is the entertainment industry moving that way [towards diversity and inclusivity], but America is moving that way.

On The Political Climate:

One could speculate that the reason for all the political tension is that America is, once again, going through a giant phase of change and I think we’re going to come out great. I think it’s going to be a wonderful thing. It’s just not without its bumps and bruises.

You can watch the commercial Cena filmed for the campaign below:

You can also check out the full INSIDER interview with John Cena by clicking HERE

Credit: INSIDER.

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