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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.”

‘I wanted so badly to be hot’: Simu Liu talks the challenges of growing up as an Asian male

  • Simu Liu described growing up as an Asian male teenager as “very hard,” as he was “constantly aware of how I was being perceived.”
  • Liu said it was challenging as a teenager because the media portrayed Asian males as being “awkward, nerdy and completely undateable.”
  • When he worked at Abercrombie and Fitch, Liu said it made him feel “good” but he later realized he was hired to fill a racial quota.
  • The 33-year-old actor is now more confident with his looks and wants to be a role model for breaking Asian male stereotypes.

Actor Simu Liu described growing up as an Asian male teenager as challenging due to the media’s stereotypical portrayal of Asian men as being “awkward” and “nerdy.”

In his memoir “We Were Dreamers,” Liu described the experience of growing up as an Asian male as a “total mindf*ck” due to the media’s portrayal of Asian men as being “awkward, nerdy and completely undateable.”