Hoodies not a problem for WWE star John Cena

Hoodies not a problem for WWE star John Cena

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: John Cena attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 31 at 11:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Trayvon Martin's death has sparked a debate about whether hooded sweatshirts present a negative image. For WWE star John Cena, hoodies aren't the problem, it's the attitude of whoever is wearing it.

While Cena didn't speak specifically about the case, in an interview Friday he said that what people wear isn't the main concern: 'It's the demeanor."

Cena is in Miami for Sunday's WrestleMania, and he's also been active with the Be A Star anti-bullying campaign.

Cena says he was bullied as a kid because he loved rap and wore hip-hop clothing in a town where it wasn't popular. He started lifting weights to protect himself.

Seventeen-year-old Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer who has claimed self-defense and has not been arrested. Martin was wearing a hoodie when he was killed.

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