One of the stars of the popular sitcom Kim’s Convenience is accusing producers of failing to respect the show’s Asian actors, claiming the “overwhelmingly white” staff of writers and producers failed to give full dimension to the principal cast.
Actor Simu Liu claimed the show’s Asian stars were paid a “horsepoop rate” throughout its five-season run. He also expressed mixed emotions about the show’s only white principal character getting a spin-off series. His comments follow recent news that Kim’s Convenience won’t be returning in 2022. (The show airs on the CBC in Canada and streams on Netflix in the U.S.)
“I’m feeling a host of emotions right now,” Liu wrote on Facebook. “There’s been a lot of talk and speculation about what happened, and I want to do my best to give accurate information.”
He said the Kim’s Convenience cast was paid “an absolute horsepoop rate” compared to other hit Canadian