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‘His contribution to cinema is worth 100 times more than MCU’: Fans Blast Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu After He Calls Out Scorsese as Racist Gatekeeper of Hollywood

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Amidst the turmoil between Martin Scorsese and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there seems to be a new contestant. Simu Liu, known for portraying Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings found himself at the front lines.

While referring to Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese as racist gatekeepers of Hollywood, Simu Liu found some heavy backlash for his comments.

Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese were called racist gatekeepers.
Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese were called racist gatekeepers.

Simu Liu Vs Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino

Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino have been hailed as veteran directors in the Hollywood industry for a long time. The battle and the hatred started when Scorsese claimed that the MCU was not cinema. Salty Marvel fans hurled at him, but many people sided with The Irishman director too.

Simu Liu enters a fight with Martin Scorsese.
Simu Liu enters a fight with Martin Scorsese.

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And during the ensuing battle, Simu Liu (from Shang-Chi fame) aimed directly for the director. In a tweet encompassing both Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, the actor referred to them as the racist gatekeepers of Hollywood. The actor in the same tweet praised Marvel Studios for trying to be as inclusive of the people as possible.

The people…didn’t take too kindly to the tweet. Fans of the veteran directors slammed the actor for calling out and referring to them as racist. The people reminded the actor that Disney also had some disturbances regarding racial differences during their earlier times. People also reminded the actor that there were several Asian characters and people from various backgrounds in Scorsese and Tarantino’s movies.

According to one of the tweets, Martin Scorsese stated that the people did not go to see Shang-Chi because Simu Liu was in it, but because it was a Marvel production. Following the statements, Simu Liu had to defend himself and thus ensued the battle once again.

Related: ‘I freaked out… sent him like 40 texts in a row’: Simu Liu Super Happy That MCU Chose Shang Chi Director For Avengers 5

Martin Scorsese’s Fake Film Titled Goncharov

Martin Scorsese is revered as a veteran director.
Martin Scorsese is revered as a veteran director.

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People state that Tumblr is a crazy place. Well, this seems to be true regarding the fake film that Tumblr people made under the direction of Martin Scorsese. Although the veteran director wasn’t involved at all, the fake poster for the movie has “Martin Scorsese presents” written on it. People over at Tumblr have made a full storyline of the movie along with very identical original music it too.

The fake movie, however, does not exist in real life and is just some humorous play for people. Martin Scorsese is attached to Killers of the Flower Moon as the director of the movie which is slated for a release date of May 2023.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is available to stream on Disney+.

Source: Twitter


Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.