Actor Simu Liu, who shot to stardom with Marvel studios Shang-Chi, known as out a publication on social media after they in an article dubbed him as a “thirst trap” and a “token” Asian. The actor was left fuming as he cleared that he was not a thirst lure and that he was a “f**king actor.” Simu Liu questioned the intent of the author and claimed that it was all a ploy to pit the Asian group.
For the unversed, Simu Liu is Hispanic and of Asian descent and has appeared in motion pictures like Women Is Losers, One True Loves and Simulant, amongst others. The 34-year-old actor will quickly be seen in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Reynolds in lead roles. Read on for extra.
According to the New York Post, the article titled ‘We Love Simu Liu, But He’s Not The Only Talented Asian Thirst Trap In Hollywood’ was slammed by Simu Liu. The article revealed in HuffPost was written by visitor author Ian Kumamoto the place he says, “Don’t get us wrong- We love Liu, and we’re all for an Asian king thriving. But when a single actor appears to be getting the bulk of Asian male roles in Hollywood, it starts to feel a little less like representation and a lot more like tokenism.” Ian Kumamoto went on to write down, “All we’re saying is, we don’t want a predominantly white Hollywood to gatekeep s*xy Asian male representation like it has for decades when there are so many other attractive and talented Asian men who deserve to be seen and appreciated by the general public.” This didn’t go down nicely with Simu Liu in any respect as he determined to take the matter into his personal arms.
Taking a dig on the article, Simu Liu lashed out on social media saying, “I’m not a ‘thirst trap’ I’m a f**king actor.” Liu claimed that it was a “Way to attempt to put us against one another. What ‘bulk’ of roles are you referring to? Are there movies I’m in that I’m not aware of? Do you think that there is a quota of ‘Asian male roles’ that is a zero-sum game? Everything I have taken post Shang-Chi was not written Asian.”
Simu Liu additional wrote, “We’ve been able to reshape stories to get more representation onscreen. Get your facts straight.”
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