“Kim’s Convenience” star Simu Liu addressed the lack of Asian representation in the writer’s room and called out producers in a lengthy Facebook post.
Liu’s Facebook Rant: Liu blasted “Kim’s Convenience” producers after the final season was released on Netflix on June 2.
- Liu started off the post, which was shared on his personal Facebook page and Subtle Asian Traits, by saying the show can’t be “saved” and that it wasn’t “canceled in a traditional manner.”
- He revealed that he was “resentful” of the spinoff show because of all the “circumstances that led to the one non-Asian character getting her own show.”
- Liu said he became “frustrated” with the way his character was being portrayed and how he was being treated by the “overwhelmingly white” producers.
- “Our writer’s room lacked both East Asian and female representation, and also lacked a pipeline to introduce diverse talents,” Liu wrote. “Aside from Ins, there were no other Korean voices in the room. And personally I do not think he did enough to be a champion for those voices Including ours.”
About the show: “Kim’s Convenience” is a Canadian sitcom that premiered on CBC Television in October 2016.
- The show follows a Korean Canadian family that owns a convenience store in Toronto.
- The final episode premiered on April 13, 2021, and was canceled after five seasons.
- Liu stated on Twitter that he was “angry” about the show’s ending. He previously tweeted that he hoped to produce a sixth season of the series but was “unsuccessful.”
- Represent Asian Project also posted a video on TikTok detailing a series of angry tweets from Liu.