The release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has propelled Simu Liu to the very heights of internet popularity, but the recent Marvel star is now in the middle of the cancel culture wave as some people have unearthed what is allegedly an old (and deleted) Reddit profile of Liu that features some problematic comments.
As Twitter does, a lot of outrage is already coming out with several people already showing their disappointment at Liu, but there are some who are looking into the context of all the comments and are coming to his defense. Here’s an entire thread from @LPCantLose:
So, the Simu Liu Reddit debacle has really, really annoyed me because if you took 5 MINUTES TO FACT CHECK you’d find out it’s all nonsense.
And if you’re too lazy to do that, here, I’ll do it for you: https://t.co/gKu77ixBk0
— Lewis Parker (@LPCantLose) September 17, 2021
With this whole thing slowly bubbling over the net, a lot of fans are making comparisons to what happened to Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. Though Gunn was initially fired over old tweets, he was eventually brought back by Disney after a long campaign from fans and Gunn’s fellow directors. We don’t know what Disney was thinking exactly, but some have pointed out that these issues require an extensive look at context and intent, and the same could be said about the comments Liu made — if they even are his.
Either way, some are waiting for Liu to reply on social media. Several stars have managed to brush off this kind of outrage before like Sebastian Stan and Chris Pratt. Let’s hope that the latest Marvel star manages to hold his ground.
Catch Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings now in theaters.