Marvel Star Slams Andrew Yang for Calling Asian Americans to Show ‘American-ness’ Amid Pandemic
‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ actor Simu Liu criticizes the former U.S. presidential candidate for urging Asian-Americans to wear ‘red white and blue’ amid the global pandemic.
AceShowbiz -Marvel actor Simu Liu clashed with former U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang over his call for Asian citizens to show their “American-ness” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 30 year old, who was born in China and grew up in Canada, and appears in upcoming movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings“, took to Twitter on Thursday, April 2, 2020 after Yang urged Asian-Americans to “wear red white and blue.”
“We Asian Americans need to embrace and show our American-ness in ways we never have before,” Yang wrote in a Washington Post piece. “We need to step up, help our neighbors, donate gear, vote, wear red white and blue, volunteer, fund aid organizations, and do everything in our power to accelerate the end of this crisis.”
“We should show without a shadow of a doubt that we are Americans who will do our part for our country in this time of need. Demonstrate that we are part of the solution.”
However, “Kim’s Convenience” star Liu was less than impressed with the politician’s comments, sharing online, “That’s a no for me, dawg.”
“At a time where Asian diaspora from around the world are experiencing massive racism and discrimination, @AndrewYang basically just told us to suck it up, eat a cheeseburger and buy an American flag. Our community unequivocally rejects this piece.”
He later added, “Clarifying tweet: I wholeheartedly support the idea that all of us (human beings) step up in this time of crisis and do our part. Andrew’s angle is, however, horribly misguided and tone-deaf. I know he can and will do better in the future.”
Media figures including U.S. leader Donald Trump have come under fire for their rhetoric surrounding the global health crisis, after the President referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” and “Kung flu” – seemingly referring to the city of Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began in December 2019.
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