Celebrity·Posted on Apr 14, 2022Simu Liu Had Some Strong Words For Ethan Hawke's Mandarin Pronunciation In "Moon Knight""Alright Arthur Harrow needs to fire his Mandarin teacher."by Rachel BrodskyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink You know Simu Liu: star of Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Karwai Tang / Getty Images Though he grew up in Ontario, Canada, Simu was born in Harbin, China, and speaks fluent Mandarin. David Livingston / Getty Images So, safe to say Simu is definitely an authority on accurate Mandarin pronunciation and its portrayal in Hollywood. Steve Granitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images Well, the other day Simu had some strong words for the Disney+ series, Moon Knight, which stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, F. Murray Abraham, and the late Gaspard Ulliel. View this video on YouTube Marvel / Disney / YouTube / Via youtube.com On Twitter, Simu wrote: "Alright Arthur Harrow needs to fire his Mandarin teacher" after the latest episode showed Ethan Hawke’s character, Arthur, speaking Mandarin. Simu Liu (刘思慕) @SimuLiu Alright Arthur Harrow needs to fire his Mandarin teacher 03:47 PM - 09 Apr 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @SimuLiu / Via Twitter: @SimuLiu Here is the scene, for reference. xw @sgtpepperonii Moon Knight has by far one of the worst attempts at Mandarin I’ve ever heard 01:03 AM - 07 Apr 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite @sgtpepperonii / Via Twitter: @sgtpepperonii As the Los Angeles Times points out, the exchange is not subtitled. The closed captioning only says they are "speaking in Mandarin," meaning there's no translation for non-Mandarin speakers. View this photo on Instagram @themoonknight / Marvel / Disney / Via instagram.com Not to mention, this isn't the first time the MCU has bungled an Asian language, as the LA Times notes. In Avengers: Endgame, Jeremy Renner's Ronin/Hawkeye speaks really bad Japanese while fighting in Tokyo. And then in Black Panther, viewers were critical of the Korean spoken by actual Korean characters in a scene where Chadwick Boseman's T’Challa, Danai Gurira's Okoye, and Lupita Nyong’o's Nakia are in South Korea. Do better, Hollywood.