Simu Liu Highlights Asian Canadian Stars For Asian Heritage Month

May 1 marks the start of Asian Heritage Month in Canada.

But rising anti-Asian prejudice related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a racist attack on a 92-year-old Vancouver man, has made many Asian Canadians extra-conscious of how their communities are being perceived. 

This has led Canadian actor and Marvel star Simu Liu, who is currently in Australia, to step up and reach out to Asian communities with a heartfelt message of unity. To those facing xenophobia, he said, “you belong exactly where you are.” 

Donning the iconic shirt made famous by Sandra Oh’s quote, and with a bag of his beloved shrimp crackers in hand, the actor (and occasional Animal Crossing enthusiast) took to Instagram to share the importance of celebrating Asian Heritage Month more than ever.

“I know you’re reading the news and you’ve seen the stares on the street. I know how hard you try to suppress a cough if you choke on a piece of food, for fear of being ostracised,” he wrote. “I know that you worry for your own safety because of all the hateful and xenophobic rhetoric that seems to be louder than ever.” 

But, he added that hatred and ignorance shouldn’t stop Asians from being proud of their identities.

“This month is not a month for hiding or being afraid. This month is about celebrating who we are alongside our friends and allies,” the star of “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings” said.

To keep the love for Asian brilliance burning bright all month long, Liu said he’s partnered with Canadian entertainment campaign MADE | NOUS to highlight notable Asian Canadians in show biz, starting with “Never Have I Ever” star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

As they both hail from Mississauga Ont., Liu gave a special shout-out to their shared roots.

“I’m repping Streetsville, she reps Meadowvale and no I don’t care if you have no idea what those places are!” he tweeted.

My homegirl @ramakrishnannn hails from MISSISSAUGA and is an absolute star in @neverhaveiever!

I’m repping Streetsville, she reps Meadowvale and no I don’t care if you have no idea what those places are!

— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) May 1, 2020

In turn, she joked back about a ’Sauga institution, Square One Shopping Centre. 

Mississauga, where we live at Square One and that’s okay!🇨🇦❤️

— Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@ramakrishnannn) May 1, 2020

After that sweet exchange, we can’t wait to see what Liu and friends have in store for the next 30 days.

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Elon Musk Corrects Grimes’ Explanation Of Son’s Name And Grimes Fires Back

Elon Musk chose the wrong time to correct Grimes’ explanation of their newborn’s name. 

The couple, who announced the birth of their baby boy on Tuesday, chose an unusual moniker for their son: X Æ A-12 Musk. 

Grimes explained the name in a tweet, saying that the X stood for “the unknown variable,” and that Æ was a reference to both love and artificial intelligence.

The singer also shared that the A-12 is a “precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent.” 

Unfortunately, she made a slight error in her tweet, which the SpaceX CEO was all too quick to point out. 

•X, the unknown variable ⚔️
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent 🤍
(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(⚔️🐁 metal rat)

— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020

“SR-71, but yes,” Musk said in a reply to his girlfriend’s tweet, correcting where she’d referred to their favorite reconnaissance aircraft as the SR-17. 

Grimes had a quick comeback that put Musk in his place. 

“I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit,” she said. “That was meant to be profound.” 

I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit. That was meant to be profound 🦔

— ꧁ ༒ Gℜiꪔ⃕es ༒꧂ 🍓🐉🎀 小仙女 (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020

Musk quickly tried to correct himself with an emoji-laden compliment.

U r a powerful 🧚‍♀️👸

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2020

If only the two would tweet out a video on how to pronounce their son’s name. Grimes did give it a little more context, saying that she thinks the name “sounds like the name of the main character in the story” and that “he vibes with that.”

At the very least, it sounds like something that would trend on Twitter. 

But, of course, the most important thing is that mom, dad and little X Æ A-12 are happy and healthy.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2020

The child is the first for Grimes and the seventh for Musk. He has six sons with his ex-wife author Justine Wilson, including a baby named Nevada Alexander, who died in 2002 at only 10 weeks old

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