If Simu Liu is "ugly" then we're all in trouble. https://t.co/hVfxhUxKkW— Men's Health Mag (@MensHealthMag) August 13, 2019
Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu has been cast as the first Asian leading man in the MCU.
YouTuber Asian Boss posted a video which questioned whether he is "too ugly" to appeal to Chinese beauty standards.
Liu responded with grace and humor.
"On a serious note, I think this is a very teachable moment. I've had people question me my entire life. A lot of teachers thought I'd never amount to anything, a lot of producers, directors, writers AND costars have questioned my acting ability, and I've been rejected from countless conservatories, grants, programs, etc. I've been second-guessed at every single possible step of my career. The reason why I'm still standing is because I'm singularly focused, I have the utmost belief in my abilities and I refuse to let the opinions of others define me. In your careers, in your lives, no matter where you go, you will always encounter voices of doubt. Some will come from people who are frighteningly close to you. Are you going to let those voices own you?"
Hey Siri... am I ugly???— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) August 9, 2019