Legendary Chinese martial artist and actor Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, addressed iconic director Quentin Tarantino’s criticism of his late father and his portrayal of him as arrogant in the movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.’
In an open letter to The Hollywood Reporter, Shannon said she was tired of white men in Hollywood portraying her father as arrogant and a**hole.
Shannon’s letter came after Tarantino made comments about Bruce Lee at The Joe Rogan Experience on June 29. Tarantino said he understood why Lee’s daughter was talking about the late actor.
Tarantino also defended Lee’s role in Once A Time In Hollywood. Lee (played by Mike Moh) is featured in only one scene in the movie where he is defeated in a fight and thus humiliated by Brad Pitt’s character Cliff Booth.
“I can understand his daughter having a problem with it. It’s her f**king father. Everyone else: go suck a d*ck.”
Shannon addressed Tarantino’s comments and defended his late father. She also said that these comments hurt the Asian-American community, she said:
“They have no idea and cannot fathom what it might have taken to get work in 1960s and 1970s Hollywood as a Chinese man with (God forbid) an accent.”
“At a time when Asian Americans are being physically attacked, told to “go home” because they are seen as not American, and demonized for something that has nothing to do with them I feel moved to suggest that Mr. Tarantino’s continued attacks, mischaracterizations, and misrepresentations of a trailblazing and innovative member of our Asian American community, right now, are not welcome.”
Click here for the source of the statement.