Social media can carry some punch when criticism is posted by a celebrity about a celebrity look-alike segment. The entertaining segment that serves as a breather at the NBA All-Star games drew some strong reactions from both the fans and the celebrity up on the Celebrity Look-Alike shot.
‘We just don’t look alike,’ Simu Liu wrote of a comparison to an Asian fan in a video montage
The weekend’s NBA Celebrity All-Star Game aired the look-alike segment and it showed a side-by-side vantage of him and an audience member who appeared to be of Asian ethnicity. Simu Liu initially reacted by tweeting about this on Friday that the segment “wasn’t cool” when he was made aware of the big-screen comparison by a fan’s tweet.
The following day, Saturday, he felt the need to clarify his initial tweet with another post on Twitter.
“To be perfectly clear the entire org and ops team surrounding all-star have been nothing but absolutely stellar to myself and all my friends. This was just one person with a camera. and no disrespect to my man in the Videotron either! he’s gorgeous we just don’t look alike,” Liu, 33, wrote.
There was some effort to reach out to Liu’s representatives and handlers PEOPLE for some additional comments on these posts but no one wanted to say anything further.
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The NBA folks can’t be reached as well for comment as well.
Liu was part of the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game on Friday for Team Dwyane as this was also spearheaded by former NBA star Dwyane Wade. Among the other team members were rapper 21 Savage, singer Janelle Monáe, and NFL star DK Metcalf, who was crowned MVP.
Their match with Team Ryan ended with a slightly slim lead with the final score reflecting 81-78. Liu and his teammates battled Kane Brown, WWE’s The Miz, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! standout Guillermo Rodriguez, who played for the team led by Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith.
There go the sensibilities of a celebrity whose funny bone isn’t as perceptive as most. There are some things that are simply not taken seriously and one of those things is the Celebrity Look-alike segment. It’s all for good fun and hopefully, Liu is also able to realize this, too. Would you like us to feature more interesting tidbits about sporting events? Just type in your thoughts in the comment section below, and we’ll attend to it right away. Cheers!