John Cena Tells Reporter’s Son to Play Less Fortnite | Gaming
John Cena, WWE superstar and star of the upcoming Bumblebee movie, was in attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend to promote the movie. While meeting with press, Cena did a short interview with the JoBlo Movie Trailers editor-in-chief, where the former WWE Champion told the reporter’s son to stop playing so much Fortnite.
In the interview, Cena asks the reporter’s son to “take a break” from Fortnite, a game that he apparently plays excessively. Cena then followed it up by joking that the reporter’s son, Dash, doesn’t have to stop playing Fortnite completely, but that he should try to wean himself off to eight hours a day. “By watching this video, you enter an agreement to reduce your Fortnite presence,” Cena said.
Check out the JoBlo Movie Trailers interview with Bumblebee star John Cena from the San Diego Comic-Con right here:
While Cena’s remarks about Fortnite are clearly meant to be humorous, it’s worth pointing out that Fortnite addiction can actually be a serious issue. Perhaps the most notorious example of Fortnite addiction is the case of a nine year old girl who entered rehab because she couldn’t bring herself to stop playing the game. The unnamed girl’s addiction to Fortnite was so extreme that she was lashing out violently at her parents when they attempted to take the game away from her, and she chose to soil herself so she didn’t have to stop playing to go to the bathroom.
Some researchers have stated that Fortnite is not addictive, but that somewhat contradicts the World Health Organization, which has recently classified video game addiction as a mental health disorder. Video game addiction only impacts a relatively small number of gamers, but it’s important that those who do experience it seek out the help they need.
As Fortnite remains one of the most popular games in the world, the conversation about its influence on children will continue.
Fortnite is out now in early access for iOS, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.