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    Simu Liu Had Some Strong Words For Ethan Hawke's Mandarin Pronunciation In "Moon Knight"

    "Alright Arthur Harrow needs to fire his Mandarin teacher."

    You know Simu Liu: star of Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

    Simu Liu

    Though he grew up in Ontario, Canada, Simu was born in Harbin, China, and speaks fluent Mandarin.

    Simu Liu in a red suit on a red carpet

    So, safe to say Simu is definitely an authority on accurate Mandarin pronunciation and its portrayal in Hollywood.

    close up of Simu Liu

    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.

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    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.

    Alright Arthur Harrow needs to fire his Mandarin teacher

    @SimuLiu / Via Twitter: @SimuLiu

    Here is the scene, for reference.

    Moon Knight has by far one of the worst attempts at Mandarin I’ve ever heard

    @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.

    Do better, Hollywood.