Oscars 2024 viewers claim John Cena’s appearance was “humiliation ritual”

Daisy Phillipson
John Cena at the 2024 Oscars

The conspiracy theorists are out following the 2024 Oscars, with some arguing that John Cena’s naked appearance was part of a “humiliation ritual.”

Hollywood conspiracy theories have reached new heights in recent years, ranging from speculation surrounding celebrities’ ties to the Illuminati to the use of “predictive programming” in movies and shows to control the masses. 

The overarching theme is the idea that Hollywood is run by Satanic elites, a theory followed by groups such as QAnon – which we explored in our deep dive into the Sound of Freedom controversies

Given the Academy Awards is the industry’s most prestigious event, it’s no surprise the conspiracy chat heated up last night (March 10) – including one surrounding John Cena’s explicit appearance.

Oscars 2024 theory claims John Cena was involved in “humiliation ritual”

At the 2024 Oscars, John Cena appeared on stage completely nude, and some viewers believe it’s part of a “humiliation ritual” – according to the conspiracy theory, this is a practice in which celebrities will publicly humiliate themselves to show their devotion to the elite and the occult. 

Previous examples put forward include DaBaby wearing a diaper in public and Kylie Jenner’s wedding dress Met Gala appearance. And now viewers are arguing Cena showing up naked at the Academy Awards was a ritual too. 

“Humiliation ritual 100%,” wrote one Redditor, while another said, “John Cena humiliation ritual? I’m a fan but this is just kinda sad.” A third added on X: “John Cena naked at the Oscars is 100% a humiliation ritual. There’s no other explanation for it. It’s not funny to normal people. It’s not entertaining. It’s not purposeful.”

“John Cena going through another humiliation ritual. Hellywood is disgusting,” commented a fourth, and a fifth chimed in, “John Cena going through an intense illuminati Humiliation Ritual right now at the Oscars. This is next level stuff they have put Cena through lately. Was the fame and fortune worth it John?”

But, for the most part, people took it for what it was – an amusing skit. The WWE star and actor came on stage as part of a joke started by host Jimmy Kimmel (who had his own scandals at the 2024 Oscars). With nothing but a envelope to cover his dignity, Cena shuffled on stage to present the award for Best Costume Design. 

In response to the humiliation ritual comments, one wrote on Reddit: “Ritual for what? He’s already a huge star in Hollywood. The guy doesn’t take himself seriously, shame all the neckbeard conspiracy theorists do.”

“Why are people calling this a humiliation ritual? Babes it ain’t that deep,” said another, while a third quipped, “Posting this comment is a humiliation ritual.”

You can check out all of the Oscars 2024 winners here, as well as the movie that’s won the most Oscars and where to stream all of this year’s nominations. If you’re looking for something fresh to watch, here are all of the new movies hitting streaming this month.

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Daisy is a Senior TV and Movies Writer at Dexerto. She's a lover of all things macabre, whether that be horror, crime, psychological thrillers or all of the above. After graduating with a Masters in Magazine Journalism, she's gone on to write for Digital Spy, LADbible and Little White Lies. You can contact her on daisy.phillipson@dexerto.com