At the San Diego Comic Conference last weekend, Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Shang-chi, the first leading Asian superhero, in the film Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Not only is this a huge step forward for Asian representation in American media, but it’s the perfect role for Liu, a martial arts fan currently known for his role as Jung on Netflix show Kim’s Convenience. He’s also active on social media, often posting hilarious messages and videos for his fans.
Here are seven times Liu owned social media:
"How were your weekends?"
A popular Facebook group composed of people of Asian descent living in Canada, the US, Australia, and other countries around the world, Subtle Asian Traits (SAT) is known for its jokes about bubble tea and parent expectations. Liu, who has posted in the group before, surprised SAT members on Wednesday, just a few days after being announced as Shang-chi, with this post, which has since been deleted:
"Thanks for getting back to me"
In December 2018, Liu posted a shoutout to Marvel saying "Are we gonna talk or what #ShangChi" and replied to his own tweet on July 21 with "Thanks for getting back to me."
Thanks for getting back to me https://t.co/FFRuM03p20— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 21, 2019
Shrimp cracker superhero
Simu Liu: *loud chomping sounds* Guess what I'm a superhero now
Hard to believe that a week ago I was just sitting at my desk in my underwear eating shrimp crackers and now... okay well I'm still doing that but I'm also a superhero— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 23, 2019
Not everyone gets to go to ComicCon and be so casual about it.
“Hey how was your weekend?”— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 22, 2019
Man vs. Dog
When you can't play fetch cause your owner won't let your sticks go.
What my dog has to put up with pic.twitter.com/yYh1jKHh6V— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 8, 2019
That was a dumb move
Please don't hit yourself while exercising.
I just hit myself in the face with a dumbbell. how's your weekend going?— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) June 16, 2019
Appropriate response for Hiddlestoners.
I have stared into Tom Hiddleston’s eyes and forgotten how to form sounds with my mouth.— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 21, 2019