John Cena reminds everyone what the average American looks like in patriotic PSA





John Cena wants to body slam bigotry in America.

In a new public service announcement that feels as if it could just as easily be an ad announcing a "Cena 2016" campaign, the pro wrestler gives an earnest-sounding lecture about how patriotism goes hand in hand with respect for the diversity of the American people.

Released just in time for the Fourth of July, the three and a half minute video is the Ad Council's follow-up to last year's massively popular hit, "Love has no Labels."

That ad involved a giant X-ray screen erected in Santa Monica, California, on Valentine's Day that rendered couples and friends as kissing, dancing and hugging skeletons. Timed to air months before the Supreme Court's historic ruling on gay marriage, the message was that love is a universal human experience.

This time around, the Ad Council decided that the current political climate merited a frank reminder of who exactly we are talking about when we refer to — to borrow every politician's favorite phrase — "everyday Americans."

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Cena breaks it down: Of 319 million U.S. citizens, 51% are female, 54 million are Latino, 27 million are disabled, 9 million are LGBT, 3.5 million are Muslim — and the list goes on through many more statistics about people's identifiers.

"Almost half the country belongs to minority groups," Cena says in conclusion. "What's more American than the freedom to celebrate the things that make us, us?"

The campaign was produced in partnership with the WWE, Facebook and Google along with a host of other big-name brands including Coke, Pepsi and State Farm.


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