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“I had a great time but this wasn’t cool”: Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu Blasts All-Star Celebrity Game, Accuses Them of Racism Against Asian-Americans

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Simu Liu is known for his role as the titular character in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The actor has been an active advocate against Asian hate and will stand against racism no matter what. He does not hesitate to speak up against something wrong that he sees and quickly became an icon and a beacon of hope for Asian Americans.

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During an NBA match, the jumbotron featured an All-Star Celebrity Game which would spot a celebrity lookalike in the crowd. While this is often taken as a fun game during a heated match, this particular incident only backfired for Utah and the game itself. Liu spoke up about it and very casually hinted at how wrong it was.

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Simu Liu Points Out Racism In The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

During an NBA match, the All-Star Celebrity Game was searching for a lookalike for Simu Liu and settled on a man who looked nothing like him. This created a lot of ruckus amongst fans as the only reason the member of the crowd was chosen was that he was an Asian individual. The actor commented on this by saying how even though it is supposed to be a light-hearted thing, something like this only promotes racism.

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“I had a great time but this wasn’t cool.”
The actor has been actively speaking up against any form of racism that he encounters or experiences. As someone who has been through all of this while growing up as an Asian-American, he has learned that speaking up is the only way to bring awareness about the matter and to put an end to racism. Comparing the two with each other when neither of them shares any similarities not only angered the actor, but also his fans. So much so that they have been sharing their own stories of racism that they encountered in Utah or the USA as well.

Fans Support Simu Liu In His Stand Against The All-Star Celebrity Game

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When the fans learned of what had happened, they immediately chose to side with the actor and were surprised by how anyone would think something like that would have been a good idea. They focus on how it was unprofessional and accused them of being racist toward Asian Americans.

The fans are confused as well as disappointed as to why this was even done in the first place. People from Utah have even stepped forward to apologize to the actor for what the All-Star Celebrity Game did.

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Source: @SimuLiu on Twitter

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.