Game News Street Fighter 6: Bruce Lee’s family reacts to Fei Long controversy
It’s a story we’ve been talking about for several days now: Fei Long, one of the emblematic characters of Street Fighter, would be removed from the cast for having offended the family of Bruce Lee, from whom he is inspired. Except that actually…
Fei Long in turmoil
A few days ago, we shared with you the rather surprising words of Daniel Lindholm, the composer of Street Fighter 5: according to his sources, the character of Fey Long would simply disappear from circulation. The reason ? His parodic side of Bruce Lee, from which he has been cheerfully inspired since his first appearance twenty-nine years ago, would not be well received by the family of the movie star.
Generally, it would only accept “honorable” representations of Bruce Lee since the Quentin Tarantino film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, which portrayed the martial arts expert in a rather negative way. Immediately, a controversy erupted following Lindholm’s speech, in particular provoking the anger of the players: why delete a cult character and not modify it? And why consider it as a parody… and not rather as a tribute?
Bruce Lee’s daughter speaks out
Given the magnitude of the case on social networks, Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, who manages the Twitter account in tribute to her father, spoke in response to a user. And she doesn’t really seem to agree with Daniel Lindholm’s statements.
Internet user: Hey, it would be nice to have some clarification on this case concerning the interpretation of Bruce lee in video games. Is everything that is being said true? Fei Long is one of the best Bruce tributes in decades. Is it possible to have an official answer?
Shannon Lee: We have never made such a statement. We have no idea who Daniel Lindholm considers to be his “close friends” in the Lee family, but his claims are completely untrue about us.
This is dry, but could not be clearer. Besides, Lindholm had opted for the coaster, saying that it was only a theory concerning Fei Long… A priori, therefore, the character has every chance of remaining in the cast of Street Fighter, and therefore of appearing in Street Fighter 6.
We never made any comments of this nature. We have no idea who @DanielLindholm says his ‘close friends’ of the family are, but his comments are entirely false surrounding the Bruce Lee Family.
— Bruce Lee (@brucelee) May 11, 2022