WWE’s John Cena talks about equality on the streets of Ybor City

By : Jeremy Williams
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While everyone was grilling hamburgers in the backyard and setting off fireworks in their neighborhoods this Fourth of July, WWE superstar John Cena was walking through the streets of Ybor City with a message: We are ALL America.

A video, released on Cena’s Facebook July 4 and produced by The Ad Council as a part of their “Love Has No Labels” campaign, shows the wrestling great strolling down 7th Ave as he talks about what the “average” American citizen looks like.

“Almost half the country belongs to minority groups,” Cena said in the video. “People who are lesbian, African American, bi, transgender and Native American, and proud of it. After all, what’s more American than freedom to celebrate the things that makes us us?”

Throughout the video people of all genders, races and backgrounds are seen passing in and out of the video shopping, dining and going about their day. Cena even passes under the giant U.S. flag hanging from Hamburger Mary’s.

“This year, patriotism shouldn’t just be about pride of country,” Cena continues. “It should be about love. Love beyond age, disability, sexuality, race, religion, and any other labels. Because the second any of us judge people based on those labels, we’re not really being patriotic, are we?”

Watch the video in its entirety below.

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