- Constance Wu, Sakhi for South Asian Women, the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and several other individuals and activist groups signed an open letter in support of Amber Heard against “public shaming” following the widely televised Depp v. Heard verdict on June 1.
- In the open letter, the collective noted that most of the harassment Heard has been facing are “fueled by disinformation, misogyny, biphobia, and a monetized social media environment where a woman’s allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault were mocked for entertainment.”
- The groups, experts and advocates who signed the letter pointed out that the reactions garnered on social media during and after the trial are harmful to the victims of domestic abuse.
- The June 1 verdict awarded Heard's ex-husband, Johnny Depp, $10.3 million in damages.
- The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star claimed that he was defamed by Heard in her 2018 op-ed published by The Washington Post. Although Depp’s name is not mentioned in her piece, his legal team claimed that there is “a clear implication that Mr. Depp is a domestic abuser.”
Constance Wu and several women’s rights groups, activists and scholars have signed an open letter condemning the “public shaming” Amber Heard has faced following the widely televised Depp v. Heard trial.
Several groups and individuals published an open letter together on Wednesday rallying behind Heard, 36, as the “Aquaman” actor continues to face “vilification,” “ongoing online harassment” and “unprecedented” vitriol after the trial’s conlusion.
Constance Wu says her family hasn’t talked about her sexual assault: ‘Asian families avoid the uncomfortable conversations’
- Constance Wu, 40, revealed that her family has not yet talked about the alleged rape incident she experienced in her 20s.
- “They haven't talked about it to me yet because Asian families avoid the uncomfortable conversations!” Wu told human rights activist Loretta J. Ross at the 2022 MAKERS Conference in Dana Point, California, on Monday.
- “So no one's been, like, ‘Oh, I didn't know you were raped,’” Wu added.
- The “Crazy Rich Asians” star took a three-year break from social media following the online backlash she faced for her tweets about ABC renewing “Fresh Off the Boat” for a sixth season.
Constance Wu recently revealed that her family has been avoiding conversations about mental health issues and the alleged rape incident she experienced in her 20s.
- An emotional Constance Wu recently appeared on “The Drew Barrymore Show,” where she spoke about the backlash she received from the Asian American community following her controversial tweets regarding the Season 6 “Fresh Off the Boat” renewal.
- Wu told host Drew Barrymore that she had “reached a boiling point and behaved out of character” when she vented her frustration about the hit sitcom’s renewal.
- “When this happened it felt like my whole community turned against me — like the Asian American community — and really wanted to shame me,” Wu lamented.
- She told Barrymore that the “Asian American community needs to own up to its history of sexism, misogyny and patriarchal values.”
- She also recalled a message from an Asian colleague who called her a “disgrace and a blight on the community'' and told her “it would be better if I just didn’t exist.”
- In an earlier interview on Megan Markle’s podcast “Archetypes,” Wu revealed that she had already forgiven the actor.
Constance Wu broke down in tears on “The Drew Barrymore Show” as she spoke about the condemnation she received from the Asian American community following her controversial tweets about the Season 6 “Fresh Off the Boat” renewal three years ago.
In 2019, Wu drew online backlash from both fans and fellow when she took to Twitter to vent her frustration after hearing that the hit sitcom was renewed for a new season.
Constance Wu says she forgives Asian actor whose DM made her feel she ‘didn’t deserve to be alive anymore’
- During an interview on Meghan Markle’s “Archetypes” podcast, Constance Wu shared that she has forgiven the fellow Asian actor she says drove her to attempt suicide three years ago.
- Wu drew social media backlash after expressing her dismay at the news of the renewal of her ABC sitcom, “Fresh Off the Boat.”
- “It took a DM from an actress colleague of mine, an Asian actress, who basically said that I had become a disgrace to my race and that, you know, I was basically better off dead,” Wu told Markle. “It made me feel like I didn’t deserve to be alive anymore. And I tried to end my own life, and luckily, I had a friend who was able to get me to the ER.”
- While Wu said she had not reconnected with the unnamed actor, she shared that she has already forgiven her, “Because I know that anybody who is trying so hard to be a certain way is going through their own battle.”
Constance Wu has forgiven the fellow Asian actor who she said called her a “disgrace” to the community, a part of the backlash that Wu says drove her to attempt suicide three years ago.
During an interview on Meghan Markle’s “Archetypes” podcast, the “Crazy Rich Asians” star spoke about the social media backlash she experienced in 2019 due to her reaction to the renewal of her ABC sitcom, “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Constance Wu felt ‘betrayed’ by Asian community after Simu Liu joked about her ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ tweets
- Constance Wu revealed during Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” on Wednesday that Marvel star Simu Liu once joked about her controversial “Fresh Off the Boat” tweets during Character Media’s Unforgettable Gala – a few months after her suicide attempt in 2019.
- “At that time, there was so much controversy around me that I was like, if I go, people are just going to want to talk about the tweets,” Wu told co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
- “I was sitting there alone, trying not to cry in a public setting, and the whole audience was like, 'Oh, sh*t!’" Wu recalled. “They had promised they wouldn't mock me, and they did it right off the bat. It almost felt like they were setting me up for it. And it truly felt like a betrayal from the Asian American community. A couple months prior to that, I was in the emergency room."
- Wu noted that Liu has already apologized for the joke he made during the gala, which he hosted. She also said Liu "did the right thing and he apologized, and it was a sincere apology.”
Constance Wu recently discussed how she felt about a joke Simu Liu made as host of a gala event she attended following her controversial “Fresh Off the Boat” tweets in 2019.
In an episode of Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” on Wednesday, Wu told co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris that people tried to convince her to attend Character Media’s Unforgettable Gala in 2019 to celebrate “Fresh Off the Boat” and the kids on the show.
Constance Wu says controversial ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ tweets were in response to sexual harassment frustrations
- During a recent appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” actor Constance Wu addressed her controversial 2019 tweets about the renewal of her show “Fresh Off the Boat.”
- According to Wu, her tweets about the show’s renewal became an outlet for her frustration after years of experiencing sexual harrassment at the hands of a senior producer.
- “The thing I learned is that bad feelings and abuse don’t just go away because you will it to. It’s going to come out somewhere. People didn’t understand the context of those tweets.”
- In a separate interview with USA Today, Wu shared that she now feels “equipped with the tools to talk about it and open up conversations” after having “gone through a ton of therapy.”
- Wu’s debut book, "Making a Scene," is set to release on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Constance Wu has shed more light on her controversial 2019 tweets regarding the renewal of her show “Fresh Off the Boat.”
At the time, Wu’s profanity-laced tweets shocked fans and co-stars, with many interpreting her frustration as ungrateful.
- Constance Wu shared an excerpt from her new memoir “Making a Scene” with Vanity Fair on Monday in which she recalls an alleged sexual assault she experienced in her 20s.
- Wu says she was raped during a second date with a man named “Ty” and forgot about the sexual assault for about 10 years until she finished filming “Crazy Rich Asians.”
- “I think that’s why the memory decided to resurface then. Because it was finally safe. I was financially and professionally secure. I’d reached a place in my life where people actually listened to me” Wu wrote.
- “Making a Scene” is scheduled for release on Oct. 4.
In an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir “Making a Scene” shared with Vanity Fair, Constance Wu details an alleged sexual assault she experienced in her 20s.
The incident allegedly occurred when Wu was on a second date with a man she calls “Ty,” a 36-year-old aspiring novelist. Ty told Wu he had a gift for her back at his place, which he did: a box the size of a throw pillow wrapped in brown paper with a red silk ribbon.
- Author and CNN Opinion columnist Jeff Yang has spoken out regarding actor Constance Wu’s claims of having experienced sexual harassment on the set of ABC’s hit series “Fresh Off the Boat.”
- Yang, whose son Hudson Yang played Eddie Huang in the American sitcom, expressed regret for not speaking out when Wu approached him with her allegations at the time.
- “I didn't know then whether to take what she'd said seriously; I didn't know if I was even intended to hear it,” Yang wrote in a Twitter thread. “But I did hear it, and even as a bystander, I could have pursued it; I could have pushed her to speak up about it. And I did not.”
- After initially claiming Wu confided in him during the filming of the show’s fifth season, Wu corrected him, clarifying that she approached him during production of Season 2, prior to the #MeToo movement.
- “Yes & I have a witness as proof it was in season 2 I told you,” Wu wrote. “Thank u for ur correction & apology. It’s ok, I honestly understand & empathize w/ ur inaction/uncertainty bc pre-#metoo none of us knew what to do in those cases, myself included.”
Author and CNN opinion columnist Jeff Yang has spoken out regarding actor Constance Wu’s claims of having experienced sexual harassment on the set of ABC’s hit series “Fresh Off the Boat.”
In a Twitter thread, Yang, whose son Hudson Yang played Eddie Huang in the American sitcom, expressed regret for not speaking out when Wu approached him with her allegations during the show’s production.
- “Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu, 40, shared in interviews with The New York Times and The Atlantic that she experienced being sexually harrassed during the first year of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”
- Wu first opened up about the allegations in her upcoming book, “Making a Scene.” In the chapter titled "You Do What I Say," the Asian American actor wrote that a senior producer of “Fresh Off the Boat” controlled and sexually harassed her.
- “‘Fresh Off the Boat’ was my first-ever TV show,” Wu explains in her book. “I was thrown into this world. I don’t have parents in the industry. And because I was 30, people thought I knew what I was doing. It made me paranoid and embarrassed.”
- Wu recalled that the senior producer, who she only identified as “M,” touched her thigh and grazed her crotch while they were watching a Lakers game in 2015.
- “Making a Scene” is scheduled for release on Oct. 4.
Constance Wu alleges that a senior producer controlled and sexually harassed her while working on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Wu, 40, opened up about the allegations she made in her book “Making a Scene” ahead of its release with The New York Times. In the chapter titled “You Do What I Say,” the “Crazy Rich Asians” star wrote that a senior producer of “Fresh Off the Boat” sexually harassed her during the first year of the hit series.
- Constance Wu returned to Instagram on Wednesday after a three-year break from the social media platform to update her followers about her projects from last year.
- “While I was off the grid recovering, I took a little break from my acting career. But during that time I did do a couple select small projects with people I love and trusted,” Wu wrote. “I Was a Simple Man was one of those projects. It premiered at Sundance last year and is now available for streaming on Criterion.”
- She also highlighted her Amazon Prime series “Solos,” which was released on May 21, 2021.
- The “Hustler” actor took a break from social media due to the backlash she faced for tweeting about her frustration over the Season 6 renewal of “Fresh Off the Boat.”
- She returned to Twitter earlier this month to share that she had survived a suicide attempt following the backlash.
Constance Wu has returned to Instagram after a three-year break from the social media platform.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the “Crazy Rich Asians” star told her followers that she spent time recovering during her break. Wu, 40, also mentioned the 2021 film “I Was a Simple Man,” in which she plays Grace.
- Constance Wu returned to Twitter today after a three-year break from social media, announcing her new book “Making a Scene” and revealing she survived an attempted suicide following backlash over her comments about the renewed final season of “Fresh Off the Boat” in 2019.
- “3 years ago when I made careless tweets about the renewal of my TV show, it ignited outrage and internet shaming that got pretty severe," Wu wrote in her Twitter post. "I felt awful about what I’d said, and when a few DMs from a fellow Asian actress told me I’d become a blight on the Asian American community, I started feeling like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore. That I was a disgrace to AsAms, and they’d be better off without me.”
- She shared that a friend found her and rushed her to the ER.
Constance Wu tweeted Thursday for the first time since her three-year break from social media, announcing her new book “Making a Scene” and revealing she attempted suicide after being harassed for her comments about the final season renewal of “Fresh Off the Boat” in 2019.
In her post, Wu writes: “I haven’t been on social media in almost 3 years, Tbh, I’m a little scared, but I’m dipping my toe back in to say I’m here and while I was gone I wrote a book called Making a Scene. This next part is hard to talk about…but I was afraid of coming back on social media because I almost lost my life from it: 3 years ago when I made careless tweets about the renewal of my TV show, it ignited outrage and internet shaming that got pretty severe. I felt awful about what I’d said, and when a few DMs from a fellow Asian actress told me I’d become a blight on the Asian American community, I started feeling like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore. That I was a disgrace to AsAms, and they’d be better off without me. Looking back, it’s surreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my own life, but that’s what happened. Luckily, a friend found me and rushed me to the ER.”
Don’t call her an icon: Constance Wu shows her range in ‘wildly different’ role on ‘The Terminal List’
- Amazon Prime Video’s new series “The Terminal List,” which is set to be released on July 1, follows the story of former Navy SEAL officer James Reece, portrayed by Chris Pratt, who investigates the circumstances surrounding the ambush of his former platoon during a covert mission.
- The action thriller series also stars “Fresh Off the Boat” star Constance Wu, who portrays Katie Buranek, a war correspondent who pursues high-impact stories on her own terms.
- The 40-year-old actor was compelled to the role of a risk-seeking journalist in “The Terminal List” after seeing an opportunity to challenge her range as an actor.
- The actor, who is known for her roles in “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Hustlers,” told NextShark her status to some as an icon in Hollywood’s Asian representation leaves her uncomfortable.
“Fresh Off the Boat” star Constance Wu was compelled to challenge her range as an actor with the role of a risk-seeking journalist in the upcoming Amazon Prime Video series “The Terminal List.”
“The Terminal List,” based on the novel of the same name by Jack Carr and directed by Antoine Fuqua and Ellen Kuras, follows the story of former Navy SEAL officer James Reece, portrayed by Chris Pratt, who investigates the circumstances surrounding the ambush of his former platoon during a covert mission.