Simu Liu is known for being vocal online.
He’s put Air Canada staff on blast for being “unpleasant” and “unprofessional.”
And even slammed HuffPost for calling him a “thirst trap” and “token” Asian actor.
But now, he’s on the receiving end of criticisms.
The Canadian actor is facing backlash after he publicly called out a TikToker for criticizing him.
Liu reposted an Instagram story on Tuesday that tagged him. It shared a TikTok that criticizes the Shang-Chi star. The Instagram account owner captioned it with, “@simuliu is the biggest ick walking on this planet and all u asians eat his sh*t up.”
For context, the TikTok questions Liu’s role in representing the Asian community in media.
“I want to say something controversial,” said the TikToker. “It pisses me off so bad that Simu Liu is now the face of the Asian diaspora.”
They go on to claim that the Mississauga-raised celebrity thinks that his presence in Hollywood is “the end-all-be-all of Asian representation.”
“The man cannot handle a single speck of criticism,” they added. “I can’t imagine anything more annoying than going through his Twitter feed, and I resent you for making him famous.”
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Liu responded in his Instagram stories.
“I was for some reason mentioned in this story so I figured I might as well share it,” he wrote on Instagram.
He then addresses the comments from the TikTok saying that he’s “definitely not the face of the Asian diaspora.”
“We are literally in the golden era of Asian representation and that’s what’s so exciting is that there’s room for so many of us,” Liu wrote.
The TikToker also accused the actor of being homophobic and an incel, which Liu denied.
“What the ACTUAL f**k is is that accusation,” he wrote.
He ended his response with some personal words for the TikToker.
“I can completely respect that you don’t rock w me but maybe see someone for the amount of hatred you feel over someone you literally do not know in the slightest!” Liu wrote. “Hope you get the help you need.”
Many people have taken to social media to condemn the star’s response.
“Way to go @SimuLiu you just opened this person up to un-godly levels of harassment. stop scrolling through your tag and go outside,” tweeted one person.
— Failed Myers-Briggs 🇵🇸 (@UghitsAnjali) May 10, 2023
“Like regardless of whether or not you agree with the original video, what Simu Liu is doing here is really f**king dangerous and should be called out,” added another.
Like regardless of whether or not you agree with the original video, what Simu Liu is doing here is really fucking dangerous and should be called out. https://t.co/Sw3XG5nsAw
— Aaron Murray Vol. 3 (@AjMurray21) May 10, 2023
simu liu has to be one of the most embarrassing celebrities of all time… looking up indirects?? responding to random people’s shady posts about you just hours after they’re posted??? please get a grip
— viv (@Iustwetrust) May 10, 2023
Many agreed with the TikToker that his response proves that he can’t take criticism.
simu liu is an immature loser, how r u sharing a vid of a girl to ur 3mil followers to potentially be bullied bc she doesn’t like u & proving her right in that u can’t take criticism! u r not escaping ur incel past there’s screenshots on the internet ! unlimit ur comments coward
— ⋆ ｡˚✧kat☽˚✧｡⋆ (@silkcosmos) May 10, 2023
jace updated me on the “simu liu is a loser” situation which is that an Asian woman posted a video critical of him being the voice of a diaspora in hollywood because he’s egotistical and thin-skinned and within hours he’d posted a rant specifically against her to instagram
— warhammer 401(k) (@Leask) May 10, 2023
Others sided with Liu, saying that since the actor was tagged in the Instagram story, he has free reign to respond.
“if u tag someone u can’t be upset about the outcome,” said one Twitter user. “i tag my congressman and state reps all the time and sometimes their stans come for me but i know that’s what comes with tagging someone.”
if u tag someone u can’t be upset about the outcome. i tag my congressman and state reps all the time and sometimes their stans come for me but i know that’s what comes with tagging someone
— badgirlstina 🌙💜 (@badgirlstina) May 10, 2023
“Respectfully disagree. You shoot like that, can’t be mad at return fire,” added another person, clarifying that he has “no dog in this fight.”
Respectfully disagree. You shoot like that, can’t be mad at return fire.
*I have no dog in this fight*
— ChipHooWah (@ChipHooWah) May 10, 2023
I mean he’s allowed to defend himself. If you don’t want to be attacked, don’t write shit like that and then tag the person you’re insulting??
— Angela🇨🇦 (@angelamorales18) May 10, 2023
The TikToker seems to have the last word in a follow-up video with a screenshot of Liu’s response saying “he still can’t handle criticism.”