Pro wrestler, actor, and noted human tank John Cena gave America a good talking-to this Independence Day in a PSA from the Ad Council.
In a time when the country is increasingly divided by who is and isn’t considered a real American, Cena reminded us all that the face of America doesn’t belong to any one race, gender, or religion.
As Cena notes, of 319 million U.S. citizens, 51% are female, 54 million are Latino, 27 million are disabled, 9 million are LGBT, and 3.5 million are Muslim. While explaining that the amount of LGBTs in America is greater than the population of Virginia, Cena is joined in the background by a couple of gay dads and their daughter.
The ad is part of the Love Has No Labels campaign, in partnership with the WWE, Facebook and Google, as well as a number of other huge corporations including Coke, Pepsi and State Farm. According to the Ad Council:
“While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see – whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our implicit, or unconscious, bias and work to stop it in ourselves, our families, our friends, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias.”
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