John Cena shuts down vlogger for being 'disrespectful'
WWE champion turned actor John Cena recently had an awkward confrontation with an internet personality in London - YouTuber Mo Deen. Claiming to be a "famous" YouTuber, Deen came across Cena in a store and filmed him, ignoring the star's polite requests for him to be more respectful.
The initial four-minute video was uploaded to Deen's YouTube page, where it has now amassed 75,000 views. In the video, Cena sarcastically remarks, "Thank you for asking" when he sees Deen filming him. The YouTuber apologizes but continues to film until Cena leaves the shop, at which point there's a confrontation.
Here's the initial video:
At the end of the video, Deen gets in close once again, approaching the star to interact with him again. At that point, Cena insists for him to "be respectful, that's my advice for you".
"Ask if you can take a video, but you're just shooting a video," he continued. "So maybe be respectful, I don't want to talk to you."
Deen - who has just under 2,000 subscribers (at the time of writing) - then tells the star "I am famous" and "I am Mo Deen", to which Cena responds:
"I don't care who you are, treat people with respect. Thank you for asking to film my video and then filming the entire time I was in the store. I don't care who you are, or what you do, thank you very much for being respectful... I appreciate it."
Here's the confrontation:
Since then, Deen has uploaded various other videos about Cena, including one in which he defended himself, suggesting he was only being "nice" to the 42-year-old.
The videos have become swamped with dislikes, as well as comments criticizing the YouTuber for his behavior. "Introduce yourself, meet him, and let him go about his business," user Pat Draper commented. "You’re filming him without his permission and then decide [to] harass him, and then decide to upload it. Cmon man [sic]".
Later, Cena seemed to comment on the incident, taking to Twitter to write: "Respect is reciprocal. You get what you give."
Since then, Deen has continued to upload videos about what happened, including a 'response' to Cena's tweet, and claims he's 'training to fight' Cena in the future.