Simu Liu claims that his Moon Knight criticism was out of proportion

Simu Liu claims that his Moon Knight criticism was out of proportion ...

Simu Liu, who plays Shang-Chi in the second episode of Moon Knight, drew some attention as Ethan Hawkes Arthur Harrow demonstrated his mastery by revealing that he and his followers had to learn a second language, but he then demonstrated what he had learned.

Alright Arthur Harrow has to fire his Mandarin teacher.

Liu''s comment quickly went viral, although now the author has explained in an interview with GQ that his reaction was ineffective.

There may be a misconception that Marvel is a monolithic, all-powerful single organism with infinite resources. I think it''s simple to blame Marvel as a whole. If you break it down, there was a translator who probably wouldn''t have been a translator. There were certainly a couple of people involved in the decision-making process that should have raised a flag that didn''t.

I can express my gratitude for the fact that Mandarin isn''t an easy word. I did not want to make it into a significant political concept. I just wanted to make fun of it because the sound that came out of that man''s mouth did not imply that Mandarin was pure in nature.

It''s a fair point. It''s unlikely that Harrow had garbled or mispronounced the line, but that being non-literally bilingual in any way is a fatal error.

Given the fact that showrunner Mohamed Diab had pushed for Moon Knight to be a genuine reflection of Egyptian culture, he said in interviews that he wanted as many Egyptians working on the program as possible, and that the setting and narrative could accurately depict his country, the mistake was particularly regrettable.

Although Liu argues that Mandarin is not a huge issue, it''s a small flaw. Despite the fact, it is still true that Mandarin is the world''s most native speaker. So, let''s hope this is a lesson to Disney and Marvel Studios not to rush out on translation, even if it''s just for a single line of dialogue.

Moon Knight is available on Disney Plus.