Simu Liu’s Rotten Tomatoes Reaction Brings Hilarious Tiger Parenting Responses
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes out September 3, but early reviews have already been coming in. Fans and the cast of the movie have been eagerly awaiting what the critics have to say, including Simu Liu, who plays the titular character. Rotten Tomatoes, the popular review aggregation website for movies and TV shows, gave the movie an 86% this past Monday, prompting Simu Liu’s Rotten Tomatoes reaction and creating a flood of hilarious tiger parenting responses on social media. You can see Liu’s tweet below:
“86% on RottenTomatoes? What happened to the other 14?”
-my parents, probably
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) August 23, 2021
“Tiger parenting” first landed on people’s radars in 2011 after Yale Law School professor Amy Chua published her memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The term refers to a strict kind of parenting often seen in Asian households where the “tiger parents” push their children to reach high levels of academic success, often encouraging perfect scores and participation in extracurricular activities. Liu’s tweet encouraged an influx of comments from other users, thanking him for sharing and posting their own experiences with tiger parenting. Reddit user chanma50 shared the tweet on the marvelstudios subreddit, which resulted in even more funny responses. See a few of them below:
As the first Asian-led Marvel superhero movie, there’s a lot riding on Shang-Chi to do well, and so far, the reviews seem to be pretty great. Liu has talked about how important the movie is, not only for him but for the Asian community as well. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said:
“There was a time , I didn’t want anybody to see me doing martial arts… but I grew up watching Jet Li and Jackie Chan, and I remember the immense amount of pride that I felt watching them kick ass. I think Shang-Chi can absolutely be that for Asian Americans. It means that kids growing up today will have what we never did — the ability to watch the screen and to really feel seen.”
Liu has been very open in talking about his Asian heritage, sharing some of the struggles his parents went through when they moved to North America and penning a piece about the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. His fans love that he doesn’t shy away from talking about his heritage and he always does it in a meaningful (and often lighthearted) way. Currently, Shang-Chi has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91%, which is fantastic. But according to Liu, his parents would probably be wondering where the other 9% is.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes out September 3, 2021 in theaters.
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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane.