John Cena Released a Video About “What Patriotism Should Mean”—And It’s Amazing

“To love America is to love all Americans.”


John Cena does a lot of things. He delivers a mean body slam, raps, and now has some pretty awesome things to say about what patriotism should mean in America.

“Patriotism is love for a country—not just pride in it. But what really makes up this country of ours? What is it we love?” he asks. “It’s the people.” In this video, released on July 4 as part of an Ad Council campaign, Cena challenges our biases about who we think the average American is and reminds us that “almost half the country belongs to minority groups.”

The main message? Throw out the labels. Love everybody. And stop imagining that the average American is a white man. Watch below: