Simu Liu Responds to Look-Alike Cam at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game: 'This Wasn't Cool'

Simu Liu, who participated in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, responded to look-alike cam segment that featured him and another man.

Simu Liu plays in the Ruffles Celebrity Game during the 2023 NBA All Star Weekend

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 17: Simu Liu plays in the Ruffles Celebrity Game during the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend at Vivint Arena on February 17, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Simu Liu plays in the Ruffles Celebrity Game during the 2023 NBA All Star Weekend

Simu Liu participated in the 2023 Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday in Utah and seemed to have a great time outside of one moment.


D-Wade was loving the first @RUFFLES 4pt shot of the game 🤣#RufflesCelebGame | Live on ESPN

— #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) February 18, 2023

omg we did it guys 😭

— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) February 16, 2023

During the game, a since-criticized decision was made to feature Liu alongside a fan for a celebrity look-alike cam segment that some called out as racist.

i seriously despise how people are so easily comfortable with being racist towards asian people. that fan looks nothing like simu liu at all whatsoever man.

— cj (@ricohives) February 18, 2023

The state of Utah when it comes to being racist

— Dick Cimini Translator (@mimsburner) February 18, 2023

The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor made his feelings known on Twitter, writing, “I had a great time but this wasn’t cool.”

picture of Simu Liu featured in celeb look-a-like-cam segment at celeb all star game in Utah

The league or the Utah Jazz have yet to respond. 

Liu, who was listed as being 5-foot-11, played for Team Dwyane [Wade] on Friday with teammates that included21 Savage, Hasan Minhaj, Janelle Monáe, and Nicky Jam. Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, who was also on the team, was named the game’s MVP.


The DK Metcalf 2023 #RufflesCelebGame MVP Mixtape

— #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) February 18, 2023

Team Dwyane went against Team Ryan and eventually won the contest with a final score of 81-78. Team Ryan featured Cordae, Ozuna, Kane Brown, and Guillermo Rodriguez playing with Utah Jazz governor Ryan Smith acting as honorary captain. 


— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) February 18, 2023

Liu will next appear in Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie movie alongside Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Michael Cera, Issa Rae, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and others. The film is set to hit theaters this summer on July 21, 2023. Head here to catch the movie’s teaser trailer

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