On Friday August 9 actor Simu Liu took to an Instagram livestream to discuss his haters and the upcoming Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings.
What originally prompted the actor to start a livestream was a video he saw of a Chinese journalist walking around essentially asking people if the actor was “ugly.”
While stating that he knows he’s “not Chris Hemsworth” he used the video as a chance to talk about standards of beauty in Asian communities between growing up in the “West” versus growing up in the “East.”
While watching the video, he thought the journalist would be talking about this important topic but was disappointed to see that the only thing the journalist focused on was his physical looks.
Liu also wants fans to know that he knows he’s not ugly and would like to thank all his fans for their compliments.
He also discussed his happiness with working Marvel on his upcoming film, and the comic’s origins.
While some may have only heard of Shang-Chi for the first time, the comic actually has racist origins due to the caricature-like features of the Asian characters in the comic.
But Liu has assured fans that everyone involved is aware of the racist background and it is something they will definitely stray from during the making of the film.
Liu praised Marvel’s awareness of the issue and expressed his joy to be working with them.
“They’ve shown themselves to be so sensitive culturally…and so open to hearing diverse perspectives,” Liu said.
While watching the livestream, fans can tell that Liu is excited to get to work on the film and we’re definitely excited for him!
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings is scheduled to be released in 2021, but if you want to see more of Liu’s work season 4 of Kim’s Convenience should be premiering soon!
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