Actor Simu Liu was over the moon about getting his chance to shine on the basketball court at the Huntsman Center on Friday.
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.
SIMU LIU SPLASH ?
D-Wade was loving the first @RUFFLES 4pt shot of the game ?#RufflesCelebGame | Live on ESPN pic.twitter.com/GCIVZkn4uY
— #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) February 18, 2023
omg we did it guys ? https://t.co/lFV6IazYS4
— 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. https://t.co/sueW3TLoO8
— cj (@ricohives) February 18, 2023
The state of Utah when it comes to being racist pic.twitter.com/eNhm4rbL5X
— 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.”
The league or the Utah Jazz have yet to respond.