Undoubtedly, we all know about how much John Cena is a global icon who is best known as a WWE Wrestler and actor and whenever he is not working, we all and even the #BTSArmies globally see how much he loves and supports the global wide international superstar septet and Korean pop boy band BTS and is also one of BTS’s biggest celebrity fans. In a recent virtual interview, John Cena shares how BTS fans inspired him to open up.
John has also interacted quite often with BTS’s global fandom, ARMY and in his latest appearance as a celebrity guest on a really popular talk show, John Cena shares how BTS fans inspired him to open up.
Off late, in his newest digital and virtual interview with Ellen Degeneres at The Ellen Degeneres Show, John Cena shares how BTS fans inspired him to open up.
Not only this, but he also opened up on how much of a soothing and calming positive impact did the fellow BTS fans have on him, especially when its all about being real and vulnerable about feelings on social media.
Though its really not clear about when exactly did John become a BTS fan but back in February 2018, he talked about the group online by posting a picture of J Hope on his instagram account and then later on, he began mentioning them all in various instances through his twitter tweets as well.
Last year back in 2020, during his interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, John revealed the details about how he checked out about BTS all because lots of people were talking about them but then he found himself also loving and admiring their Korean pop septet boy band for whatever they all stood for and explaining the same point, he had shared, “So when I started to look at BTS, and listen to their music, I was originally drawn because there are rappers in that crew. And they use, on some of their intro tracks, and like bookend tracks, they use sick*** boombap beats and they actually rap, so like yeah I kinda like this is great”.
He also went on to add, “They advocate self love. They advocate don’t be afraid of failure. They advocate that you are enough… That’s why they’re so popular around the world. One, they’re great performers, but it’s the message they send. It resonates with the people”.
Recently in his virtual digital interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show Cena was seen promoting his two motivational books which are coming out on 6th April wherein he also spoke about how BTS’s ‘Love Yourself’ message came at a right point in his life and shedding light on it, he said, “I was going through a pretty down period in my life—it was about four years ago. And I decided just to have a vulnerable moment and put one of those thought-provoking journal entries out on Twitter”.
Adding the details about how he was trying to incorporate self love into his life wherein co-incidentally, even BTS was seen releasing their ‘Love Yourself’ series which according to John was just a perfect and wonderful timing since from there on, John slowly started being more real and vulnerable on social media and made many posts on self-love and explaining this entire scenario, John told, “So I put out all these messages about self-love, and I’m thinking, ‘This is not going to be a good idea because this big, larger-than-life sixteen-time WWE champion is now talking about vulnerability and that you are enough and you shouldn’t be ashamed of who you are”.
But also lauding the BTS ARMY who showed him that there is really nothing to worry about, he continuing on same point, shared, “It caught fire because of the BTS ARMY. I was essentially sending a similar message of the band”.
Praising the entire BTS global fandom i.e. ARMY and the other fellow BTS fans for always motivating and inspiring him to be vulnerable and never hide his real self, John Cena concluded the interview by telling, “These books exist because the ARMY was brave enough to support my vulnerable moment. So I really got to thank K-pop. I got to thank BTS for supporting me in a moment of weakness and turning it into a passion of mine”.