Simu Liu Said It's "Not Cool" That The NBA Celebrity All-Star Game Videotron Said He Looked Like An Asian Audience Member

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The incident took place during the game, and needless to say, Simu wasn't pleased.

You know Simu Liu.

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And it's possible you saw him hooping in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game earlier this weekend.

Simu Liu playing basketball

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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.

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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.

04:00 AM - 18 Feb 2023

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Eventually, Simu responded himself. "I had a great time, but this wasn't cool," he said about the incident.

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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

07:30 PM - 18 Feb 2023

@SimuLiu / Via Twitter: @SimuLiu

"And no disrespect to my man in the Videotron, either!" he wrote. "He's gorgeous; we just don't look alike."

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We'll let you know if the NBA responds.

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