Simu Liu details aggressive encounter with professional autograph seekers

  • Simu Liu spoke out on social media about a disturbing encounter with autograph seekers after a signing event for his newly released memoir.
  • The actor said he will report the incident to the police.
  • “If you come to my events and harass me or make me or my fans uncomfortable, there's no chance in hell I'm going to sign for you. Don't cross that line,” he wrote on Twitter.

Simu Liu has addressed a recent incident involving autograph seekers that left him “shook” while leaving a book signing event in Philadelphia.

The “Shang-Chi” star was at the Perelman Theater on June 7 to sign copies of his newly released memoir, “We Were Dreamers.”

Liu took to Twitter the following day to share the “not great altercation” with professional autograph seekers who sought him out after the event. 

Sharing a photo of a black car with two individuals sitting in the front seats, Liu wrote, “Best photo that I could get but these professional autograph seekers followed us out of the Philly event and then threw soda on our window.”

The actor explained that as they rushed to remove their license plates to avoid being identified, another individual at the venue managed to document the event and could help identify the autograph seekers for Liu to report to the police. 

“Obviously everyone is fine but we’re just a bit shook that this could happen,” he added.   

Liu also made sure to send a warning to people engaging in similarly aggressive behavior.

“Look, I’m trying to have a real moment with my audience,” he wrote. “If you come to my events and harass me or make me or my fans uncomfortable, there’s no chance in hell I’m going to sign for you. Don’t cross that line.”

The post received an outpouring of support from fans on Twitter, including journalist Sydney Mcintyre, who noted how “triggering” the incident must have been.

Liu thanked her and added, “At the end of the day it was just a couple bottles of soda but it’s indicative of a really toxic culture of autograph seekers (not all, some) that are willing to cross personal boundaries just to make a buck. I’m not rewarding that behaviour.”

 

Feature image via Good Morning America (left) and @SimuLiu (right)

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