Actor Simu Liu has doubled down on his stance over yesterday’s All-Star Celebrity look-alike segment on the jumbotron in Utah.
The 33-year-old actor helped Team Dwyane’s team to a 81-78 victory in the Celebrity All-Star game but afterwards, he took to Twitter to express his concerns:
I had a great time but this wasn't cool https://t.co/8ZXUUvBk7W
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) February 18, 2023
Liu wasn’t happy because of the inference that all people of Asian descent look alike, and clearly, this young boy doesn’t look anything like Liu.
Many fans agreed with Liu on Twitter, with one person explaining: “Usually when they do this bit, there’s SOMETHING to connect. Haircut, beard, build, something. This is literally just playing into the ‘all Asians look alike’ stereotype.”
NBA Twitter fans took aim at the league itself, but Liu wrote a follow-up tweet placing the blame on the cameraman instead.
“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,” Liu wrote. “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.”