Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced Simu Liu as the star of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings during San Diego Comic-Con.
Shortly after the announcement of Simu Liu as the next big MCU superhero for the upcoming Shang-Chi some people on Chinese social media who believe Liu is “too ugly” to star in a MCU movie. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports, Simu Liu has barely been able to celebrate his good fortune of joining the MCU in Shang-Chi no thanks to haters on social media.
What is even more disturbing is that a Chinese website believes he doesn’t have what it takes because of the way he looks and went out to poll Chinese women about Liu’s looks.
Simu Liu looked at the poll with humor even though he waas displeased with the polling.
He responded by saying:
OOF 3.5 AND they pronounced my name wrong! On a serious note, I think this is a very teachable moment. I’ve had people question me my entire life. A lot of teachers thought I’d never amount to anything, a lot of producers, directors, writers AND costars have questioned my acting ability, and I’ve been rejected from countless conservatories, grants, programs, etc. I’ve been second-guessed at every single possible step of my career.
Simu Liu’s “teachable moment” is for all of the people have been told they couldn’t do something, even though they believe they can.
Liu went on and had this to say:
The reason why I’m still standing is that I’m singularly focused, I have the utmost belief in my abilities and I refuse to let the opinions of others define me. In your careers, in your lives, no matter where you go, you will always encounter voices of doubt. Some will come from people who are frighteningly close to you. Are you going to let those voices own you?
That isn’t to say you can’t have bad days, and that you shouldn’t use your support systems and talk about how you feel like I’m doing right now. I’ve never been called ugly so many times in my entire life! For me, it’s never been about trying to shut the voices out – it’s a fruitless effort (especially if people happen to be making YouTube videos about it lol). Rather, it’s about learning to let the voices exist and be OKAY with it. I’m still doing my thing, and I’m still over the moon happy I get this amazing opportunity.
It’s nice to see Simu Liu is responding to something so negative in such a positive way. In the end, he gets the last laugh because he’s in the MCU and making a huge superhero movie and they will still be on the sidelines hating.
You watch, most of those haters will flip and become fans.
I’m not going to let a few voices of doubt ruin that for me, and neither should you, in whatever you are pursuing in your life.
In conclusion, Liu took some time to take a shot at the website hosting the poll by saying:
I also seriously question the integrity of the channel that puts this up LOL.
Shang-Chi hits theaters on February 12th, 2021 and is one of the most anticipated movies in the MCU’s upcoming Phase 4.