Kim’s convenience and Shang Chi and the legend of the ten rings Star Simu Liu released a new statement in response to its Facebook post that called on the producers for their unfair treatment of cast, racial bias and the show’s informal cancellation. Simu Liu wrote the long Facebook post on June 2nd just like the 5the and last season of Kim’s convenience hit Netflix in the United States and around the world. “The series cannot be ‘saved’,” Liu wrote. “It was not ‘canceled’ in the traditional way, that is, by a network after bad grades. Our producers (who also have Kim’s convenience IP) are those who chose not to continue. He accused the show’s largely white creative team of resisting his suggestions and pitting him and his castmates against each other. race and its representation in the Canadian film and television industry. While some experts attacked him, his co-star Jean Yoon, who played Ms. Kim, the mother of his character Jung, defended him and substantiated his claims.
This week, he released a follow-up statement released exclusively for Vanity Lounge. Liu clarified his comments, praising the show for breaking new ground and explaining that he never intended to “call someone specifically” in the Facebook post. “The immigrant experience is rarely portrayed in the mainstream media in a positive light, and for this very reason Kim’s Convenience holds a very special place in the hearts of countless fans around the world, including mine. Kim’s is one of the most unique shows to hit the air, with its focus on individual and community growth, family, and most importantly, immigrant culture. Kim gave me my first chance to portray an Asian character with important story arcs and intricacies that most West Asian actors can only dream of. essential for me to find my voice and shape the perspective and platform I have now, ”Liu began in his statement.
The actor continued, “My recent comments about the end of Kim’s Convenience were never meant to be a massive reveal, nor was I trying to call anyone in particular. It was a series of thoughts coming from a deep, personal perspective that is incredibly nuanced. In closing, Liu added, “I am incredibly grateful for the work the team has done over the past five seasons. It is a time in my life that has helped me shape in so many ways. The entirety of the experience helped me express the passion that Before this project, I could not articulate properly: pride. The pride of the individual, the pride of his culture and his heritage and the pride of his community. the series and others like it impact future generations by finding their voices and telling their own stories. “
Kim’s convenience is now streaming on Netflix.
Bleeding Cool TV sur Instagram: For all the stuff too random and weird to make the site up, be sure to follow us on Instagram (with an official launch on June 19): Bleeding Cool TV (@bleedingcooltv).
Daily distribution of BCTV: For a look at what’s happening in the TV and streaming landscape, sign up for Bleeding Cool’s daily email recap of the news you need to know here.