New Marvel hero Simu Liu allegedly once compared pedophilia to homosexuality on Reddit and claimed to feel "sympathetic" towards the group.
In the newly unsurfaced messages, the actor said based on the research he'd done, biologically, being a pedophile "is no different than being gay."
In a now-deleted post from 2015, Simu allegedly stated that he was an actor and did a show where he played a pedophile, which prompted him to do a significant amount of research on the role.
"From a biological standpoint, it's no different than being gay- a small mutation in the genome that defines our sexual preference," he allegedly explained following his research. "Depending on what area of the world you were born and what time, it also may have been a perfectly acceptable thing to act on those urges."
In the messages allegedly written by the Shang-Chi star, he allegedly said the evidence he found made him "much more sympathetic to anyone who is born with those urges."
The Reddit account owner also claimed the society has gone about the group "completely the wrong way" before comparing it again to how homosexuality was perceived "20 years ago."
"It's like we having learned anything by studying homosexuality - we're talking about exploring the same 'cures' to pedophilia as were about homosexuality 20 years ago, a la conversion therapy and whatnot."
Although the user, who people believed to be Simu, continued his post by encouraging others to avoid child pornography.
"Please continue to talk/write using throwaways and please avoid child pornography - it may seem innocent but even watching it is propogating the entire industry which I'm sure you agree is disgusting," the user wrote.
The pedophilia remarks have been brought to the actor's attention in 2019 in which he responded by saying he does "not ever EVER advocate for anything than positivity" before adding, "If you dig back far enough, I'm sure you'll find a more immature version of me who gave in to anger and hate."
Recently, he wrote that Twitter was "a slanderous place" and said, "it feels good to shut down trolls and bad faith actors who want to drag your name through the mud." Many believe it was in response to the uncovered Reddit posts.