A TikToker is under fire for filming WWE superstar John Cena during a private dinner and unsuccessfully trying to get him to deliver his renowned catchphrase.
TikTok, the short-form video platform, is known for sparking heated debates when viral videos like these surface.
Uninvited Interruption to Cena’s Dinner Sparks TikTok Debate
The latest controversy on TikTok arose after a fan encountered Cena, known not just for his WWE career but also his acting roles, dining out in public and decided to approach him.
Interactions with celebrities in public are unpredictable; they could either be tied up and unwilling to engage or be open to a quick photograph or autograph.
The TikToker behind the latest dispute made an attempt to converse with Cena during his meal, only to be denied.
The short clip that was uploaded to TikTok showcases the brief exchange between Cena and the fan, with Cena gently turning down the request to repeat his famous slogan.
The Cena-Fan Exchange that Went Viral
The conversation unfolded with Cena saying, “Say again?” as the fan requested him to utter his trademark phrase, “You can’t see me?”
Instead of obliging, Cena replied, “How about I enjoy some time with my friends?” The fan subsequently apologized and concluded the video.
The clip was uploaded by TikToker ‘alex99rocks,’ who stated that it was his friend who had filmed the encounter.
He captioned the post, “My friend met John Cena and decided to be a cornball,” generating a massive reaction from viewers.
Cena’s Graceful Response Garners Praise Amid Criticism for the Fan
Based on the feedback to the video, viewers appear to disapprove of the fan’s conduct, but were appreciative of Cena’s classy reply.
A commenter praised Cena for setting boundaries in public, while another criticized the fan for intruding upon John Cena’s privacy.
Supporters defended Cena’s decision to value his private time with friends over fan interaction. A Twitter user commented, “He respectfully told the fan to let him enjoy his time.
There’s nothing wrong with what he said, don’t know why everyone took it in the wrong way.” Another labeled the behavior of recording celebrities without consent as “weird.”
A Recurring Trend: Fans Defending Celebrities Online
This incident isn’t an isolated event as fans have previously defended online celebrities.
Earlier this month, singer Bebe Rexha was targeted by a phone thrown at her face during a concert performance, prompting fans to jump to her defense.
In conclusion, this incident underscores the need for respecting celebrities’ personal space and boundaries, even as the ease of capturing videos and sharing them on platforms like TikTok continues to grow.