Constance Wu Upset After ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Gets Renewed

Popular sitcom Fresh Off the Boat got renewed for a sixth season and lead actress Constance Wu was not happy about it at all.

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In a series of irate tweets, Wu expressed her disappointment over the renewal. “So upset right now that I’m literally crying,” she wrote in one tweet.

Constance Wu tweets

She even commented “Dislike.” on the announcement post of Fresh Off the Boat‘s official Instagram page. The comment has now been deleted.

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Many fans have since criticized her over her reactions, calling it insensitive to struggling actors, as well as the cast and crew of the show.

Following the initial backlash, the actress explained in a Tweet that her reactions were “ill-timed” and that she was “grateful” for the show’s renewal.

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However, the actress said in an official statement that her anger was caused by her having to let go of another opportunity that she claimed would have given her “artistic challenge” instead of the “comfort and ease” of reprising her role in Fresh Off the Boat.

She acknowledged that her words may have been insensitive to struggling actors who didn’t have the privilege she now has for having options.

She ended her apology by expressing her love and gratitude to the cast and crew of the show, but still admitted her conflicted feelings over the renewal. She also alluded to the #MeToo movement by thanking her supporters for hearing her side and for making “the choice to believe women.”

Read the full statement below:

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Since her public apology, many have continued to criticize her for her choice of words while others showed their support.

Any thoughts on her outburst?






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