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April 23, 2021

Disney Has Epic Fail! China HATES Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Just Like Mulan!

TheQuartering [4/22/2021]

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is going to fail just like Mulan did for Disney.

According to GiantFreakingRobot:

The severely delayed Marvel calendar of projects and shows is finally on track. The studio has already released two new live-action shows and has set release dates for its films. And recently, they dropped the first teaser trailer of their first Asian-American superhero film, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, which offers the first proper glimpse at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest hero played by Canadian actor, Simu Liu. But while the teaser is trending in the U.S. and other countries, it is receiving a very lukewarm response in China and in fact, it is getting more dislikes than likes from viewers there. 

The response of the viewers has been pointed out by Reddit user u/alanjinqq, who has shared the statistics for the trailer on the MarvelTW and Marvel Studios Hong Kong YouTube accounts and it’s obvious that soon the number of dislikes will end up outweighing the likes. In the comments section of the teaser, viewers have laid out a few of the reasons for not liking the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian-American superhero. The most common complaint is that Shang-Chi is being created by “westerners” and Simu Liu as the titular hero isn’t the perfect representation of the Asian culture. As we know, the film is being directed by American film director Destin Daniel Cretton and apparently, having a predominantly Asian cast did nothing to diminish the fact that the crew of the film isn’t really catering to that ethnicity. 

While the response from China is not exactly encouraging, the cast and crew of Shang-Chi have recently assured that they have done everything in their power to make the film and its story inclusive. When they sat down to adapt the superhero from the pages of the comics, they made sure that his dated origins were updated and the character’s comic backstory was combed so as to do away with any racially insensitive elements. 

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