I don’t disagree with Shannon Lee, but her use of ‘hater’ is kind of silly. That’s just one of those words I hate on, ironically. Rather than call someone a hater and think that’s your argument stamp, why not come back and explain in detail why someone is wrong, Shannon? It’s your interview, do with it as you please, nothing wrong with that. I mean, she makes a couple good points with this Gamespot interview, but she also has a twinge of revisionist history and life preacher about her that debases her argument.
Don’t tell us how to live our lives, that’s dumb. If we weren’t worried about Bruce Lee 40 years after his death, you wouldn’t have been able to sell his rights for some cash.
“I think some of the purists out there [will say] ‘Oh, Bruce Lee never would have competed in real life…’ And my answer to that is this isn’t real life; this is fun, Bruce Lee liked to have fun. This is an opportunity to live out a fighting fantasy,” she added. “And I think we should all be grateful that the technology exists to have some fun in this way. And there are just some people who are haters [laughs]. And there’s not a whole lot I can do for those people than just to tell them that they might enjoy their lives a lot more if they stopped worrying about everybody else so much.”
“I was super-excited. But as with everything, you always have to take a beat and really check in with yourself and see how you feel about it,” Shannon Lee recalled. “And honestly, when I checked in with myself, I was really excited about it. I know that there are purists out there who will say ‘oh, Bruce Lee didn’t compete in real life!” This is a video game and it’s meant to be fun.”
“And I think there are a lot of people out there who don’t really know that my father was the caliber of martial artist that he was,” she added. “They see him in movies and so they think he was primarily an actor, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.”