When one fan responded with “Congrats on your renewal! Great news,” Wu bluntly replied “No it’s not.”
After netizens criticized her for such “privileged” reaction, Wu posted follow-up tweets and a lengthy statement explaining that it was all just a misunderstanding.
That was not a rampage, it was just how I normally talk. I say fuck a lot. I love the word. Y’all are making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying. And no, it’s not what it’s about. No it’s not..what this is all about. Stop assuming.
Todays tweets were on the heels of rough day&were ill timed w/the news of the show. Plz know, Im so grateful for FOTB renewal. I love the cast&crew. Im proud to be a part of it. For all the fans support, thank u & for all who support my casual use of the word fuck-thank u too😘
“I was temporarily upset yesterday not because I hate the show but because its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about,” Wu wrote. “So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about ‘FOTB.’”
“People ‘assumed’ that I meant I don’t love and enjoy ‘FOTB.’ But I do love and enjoy it. I hope you believe me.”
At a press briefing on Tuesday, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke addressed questions on Wu and announced that she will not be recast with another actress because “we love what she does on the show and we love the show.”
“I’m going to choose to believe Constance’s most recent communication about the show, that she is happy to return, and the cast and crew is happy to have her back and we’re thrilled to keep her in the show,” she said, according to E! News.
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