Here’s why Mainland China is angry with Shang-Chi star Simu Liu
Looks like the Mainland Chinese are not happy with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu and part of that is because of the things he said in a past interview about his parents’ thoughts about China and the CCP or the Chinese Communist Party.
The Canadian-Chinese actor who rose to prominence in his role in “Kim’s Convenience” and recent star of the recent Marvel Studios release “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” which is now playing in theaters abroad except for China where its has been “banned” due to the much-maligned “Fu Manchu” character which was a big stereotype to Asians, particularly Chinese people.
The second reason why mainlanders are currently not happy with the star was because of a 2017 interview he did with CBC for the network’s “What’s Your Story” where he spoke about what his parents told him about communist China. Some subtitled parts of the interview were then blasted and shared on China’s social media site Weibo by the organization known as Diba.
In the interview and the subsequent screenshots, he described the country as being one of the “third world countries” where people were “dying of starvation”. He also states that his parents saw Canada as a country where they can live a “free life”.
According to reports, the repost on Weibo immediately garnered a lot of negative comments and reactions.
Interestingly enough, the actor’s interview for “What’s Your Story” has disappeared from the CBC website.