Simu Liu Said It's "Not Cool" That The NBA Celebrity All-Star Game Videotron Said He Looked Like An Asian Audience Member
You know Simu Liu.
And it's possible you saw him hooping in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game earlier this weekend.
During the event, a Twitter user noted that the arena's Videotron showed a "Celebrity Look-a-Like Cam," suggesting that Simu looked like an Asian fan watching the game from the stands.
Social media, very understandably, wasn't having it:
i seriously despise how people are so easily comfortable with being racist towards asian people. that fan looks nothing like simu liu at all whatsoever man. https://t.co/sueW3TLoO8
@ArloTrin @SimuLiu just insane lol ain’t no way they really just showed the first asian guy they found in the crowd
@victortyty @SimuLiu Not even close. Big L to whoever was running this.
@victortyty @SimuLiu Yikes. Not all Asians look the same, lol
Eventually, Simu responded himself. "I had a great time, but this wasn't cool," he said about the incident.
I had a great time but this wasn't cool https://t.co/8ZXUUvBk7W
He later clarified that the "team" around the All-Star event was "stellar" otherwise, and chalked up the incident to "just one person with a camera."
to be perfectly clear the entire org and ops team surrounding all-star have been nothing but absolutely stellar to myself and all my friends. this was just one person with a camera. and no disrespect to my man in the videotron either! he's gorgeous we just don't look alike