Shang-Chi's Simu Liu Under Fire After Racist and Sexist Comments Resurface

Credit: Marvel Studios

Credit: Marvel Studios

I think it's already safe to say that Canadian star Simu Liu is Hollywood's latest breakout star and the unprecedented success of Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings pretty much catapulted his career to heights previously unbeknownst to him. However, just as Simu's acting career is finally taking off, the actor is being dragged into several controversies that are bringing up comments he made from several years back.

For starters, the actor was reportedly under fire in China after his 2017 interview recently went viral in the country. Appearing on CBC's "What's Your Story?" to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada, Simu recalled his early memories of living in communist China, describing it as a third-world country where people are allegedly dying of starvation.

If that issue wasn't enough, the actor is once again in hot water after his alleged comments on his archived Reddit account have resurfaced online for the world to see. The said comments which include "racist" and "sexist" remarks from the MCU newcomer were posted under the username /u/nippedinthebud between 2013-2019 and have been deemed problematic by a lot of fans.

Simu has yet to release an official statement regarding his latest controversy but intriguingly, the actor took to Twitter to look back on an old tweet of his where he talks about making questionable comments out of hate and anger. If you'll connect the dots, it seems to address his current issues. Check it out here:

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The timing of the issue is absolutely bad as Liu is just starting to make his mark in Hollywood as a bonafide A-list celebrity. But when you think about it, it's been an ongoing cycle for actors in Hollywood as of late to become haunted by their past "mistakes" and while I don't condone Simu's controversial comments, I think we can all agree that Cancel Culture is mainly responsible for exposing him.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now screening in cinemas in North America.

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