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Marvel's Simu Liu Explains Why He Deleted Negative Tweet About Mark Wahlberg, His New Co-Star

Marvel's Simu Liu Explains Why He Deleted Negative Tweet About Mark Wahlberg, His New Co-Star

Marvel star Simu Liu, who is set to star in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is being called out for deleting a negative tweet he sent out in 2018 about Mark Wahlberg.

“Let me get this straight,” Simu, 31, posted on his Twitter account in 2018. “Mark Wahlberg beat a helpless Vietnamese man with a stick until he passed out when he was 16, and is attempting to get the courts to grant him an official pardon on the basis that he’s ‘turned his life around’?”

If you don’t know, Mark physically assaulted Johnny Trinh back in 1988. He was convicted of two counts of assault and battery, and Johnny since has forgiven Mark for his crime.

Recently, Simu was cast alongside Mark in Arthur The King: The Dog Who Crossed The Jungle To Find A Home, and his past deleted tweet went viral again.

Click inside to see what Simu Liu said about deleting his Mark Wahlberg tweet…

This weekend, Simu posted on Instagram, “I signed on to Arthur the King because I absolutely adored the script, which tells the beautiful story of how a dog changed the lives of four adventure racers in the forests of Ecuador. Especially having been a dog dad until last year, it hit me straight in the feels. I was and am very passionate about bringing this story to the screen, and playing a character that is undoubtedly a positive representation of an Asian man.”

He continued, “I deleted a couple of tweets I made regarding the past actions of one of my costars as a gesture of professionalism and to open to door to progressive conversations and (hopefully) positive change. Obviously it’d be pretty weird to go to work with that tweet still up. I meant what I said in the moment; I was very angry hearing about what happened. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think there’s room to grow and work together to find an opportunity to educate and do some good- which I’m excited to do in addition to shooting the movie. Progressive discussion will lead to dialogue, and dialogue will lead to action.”

She added, “Anyway; hope everyone is staying safe and healthy this holiday! Trying to stay positive in an otherwise jubilant and celebratory time, and I just wanted to share my thoughts.”

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