It seems as though people are already starting to try and cancel Shang Chi’s star, Simu Liu after old tweets of his have resurfaced.
Let’s see what all of this is about and whether people are right to try and cancel Simu.
Before I get into all of that, I just wanted to say that the trailer for Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings was incredible.
Simu Liu looks brilliant in the movie and I really cannot wait to see him in action.
OK, now that I’ve said that, let’s get onto what has made people want to try and cancel Simu Liu.
This is the tweet that people have been taking offence to:
I thought I was at a Nicki Minaj concert for 20 minutes before I realized I was just watching a homeless man yell at a pigeon…
The tweet has since been deleted and in all honesty, you cannot cancel someone for not liking a particular artist’s music.
People are starting to try and get Simu Liu cancelled for an old tweet
our first asian lead and you guys are digging up old tweets to cancel him
— maya || simu liu fanatic (@stormpilot_m) April 19, 2021
If you try to cancel Simu Liu on his birthday just because of a tweet he made in his early 20s almost 10 years ago because he didn't like someone's music, you're pathetic.
— kothuboy21 (@kothuboy21) April 19, 2021
Imagine all the people that you’d have to cancel for not liking someone’s music?
It’s just silly, and Simu’s tweet might not have been the most intelligent tweet in the world, but it wasn’t intended to offend anyone.
It was a poorly thought out joke, and I don’t think it has anything to do with race.
He just doesn’t like Nicki Minaj’s music.
People need to come up with something better than that before trying to have people cancelled.
The tweet was also posted over a decade ago!
I mean, come on guys!
It’s just sad that the trailer for the first-ever Asian-led superhero movie comes out, and people immediately start a campaign to have the film’s lead actor cancelled.
What do you make of this news?
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