According to reports, the live-action adaptation of the video game series, Monster Hunter, is set to be edited globally following backlash in China. Despite high hopes with an earlier release in China, moviegoers and social media users in the nation were quick to voice displeasure about a specific scene in the movie.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich, the Monster Hunter film was pulled from Chinese theatres after one day of screening as audiences took offense to a scene where Chinese-American actor Jin Au-Yeung, better known as MC Jin, referred to himself as having “Chi-knees.” Although it was not on purpose, the line is tied to the English-language taunting rhyme “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these.”
With Jin Au-Yeung and Anderson stepping forward to apologize for the scene, Monster Hunter is now set to be edited without the scene before its full global release.
Catch Jin Au-Yeung’s apology below and take a look at the scene in question from the Monster Hunter live-action adaptation above.
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