John Cena Expresses Solidarity With Titus O’Neil’s Emotional Message On Racism

Published 06/02/2020, 4:18 AM EDT

The USA has been devastated by one of the worst riots that the country has seen in a long time. After the custodial death of African American man George Floyd, the entire country was pushed to the edge by incensed members of the community demanding justice. Over time, many WWE Superstars have lent their support to the protests. John Cena expressed solidarity with an emotional post on Instagram by Titus O’Neil.

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Titus has often been a very vocal person on issues of social importance. This particular issue is very close to his heart. That’s why he has been at the forefront of the response.

Titus had posted a very important message for all the members of White America. His message said that the change will come through acknowledgment. The first step towards any form of allyship is to understand that black people have not been lying over the years.

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Dear Friends, I know you want to help, It starts with acceptance of TRUTH. OUR KIDS, Grandkids, Brothers, Sisters, Mother’s and Fathers are NOT TELLING AND HAVE NOT BEEN TELLING YOU LIES. Our Truths need to be addressed, Your Truths need to be Addressed and once you hear our truths and work towards changing them, It is THEN THAT “WE” can change the World. When “Me” becomes “WE” Amazing things can and Will happen. I don’t Condone the Violence, yet I understand. I don’t Condone the Looting, And I’ll Never Understand. I just want to LIVE…In a World where Lives Matter that Historically Haven’t and Voices are heard by people who seemingly have been Deaf for Far too Long. ❤️❤️

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White privilege does exist and it manifests itself in every sphere of life. His message received a string of supportive responses but one of the most notable ones came from John Cena.

How did John Cena react to Titus O’ Neil’s message?

John expressed full support to the feeling conveyed by Titus. Here’s what he wrote on Twitter –

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“Thank you @TitusONeilWWE now more than ever we need to lean into the uncomfortable and forge positive permanent change.”

When superstars like Cena who have so much mainstream appeal lend their voices, it does make a difference. The majority of the WWE’s former and present employees have put their weight behind the “Black lives Matter” movement.

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However, there are also voices on the other side of the aisle. This includes wrestlers like Jaxston Ryker who openly put out a message in support of President Donald Trump. His tweet also faced a lot of backlash including from other wrestlers like Adam Page and Kevin Owens.

More WWE stars are expected to give their opinions.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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