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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

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  • 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 reveals alleged sexual assault in memoir excerpt

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  • 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. 

Jeff Yang speaks up about Constance Wu’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ harassment claims

  • 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.

Constance Wu says she was controlled, sexually harassed by senior ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ producer

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  • “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.

‘Off the grid recovering’: Constance Wu returns to Instagram after 3-year break

  • 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.

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ creator Eddie Huang developing new Showtime drama titled ‘Panda’

  • Eddie Huang is writing and executive producing a new hour-long drama series on Showtime set in the late ‘90s called “Panda.”
  • The series will follow the titular character Panda, a gifted kid who begins to sell ecstasy with the help of Jade, a private school girl from the opposite side of town.
  • Together, they climb their way to the top of the drug trade permeating the era’s rave scene.
  • Huang previously authored “Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir,” which was later adapted into ABC’s hit 2015 sitcom.

Eddie Huang, producer and writer of ABC’s hit series “Fresh Off the Boat,” has a new project in the works at Showtime called “Panda.”  

The hour-long drama series follows the titular character Panda, a gifted kid in Orlando, Florida, who begins to sell ecstasy during the late ‘90s when the craze for pressed pills kicked off. Panda finds help from Jade, a private school girl from the opposite side of town, and together, they climb their way to the top of the drug trade permeating the era’s rave scene. 

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.

Constance Wu is Getting Trolled Hard on Twitter After ‘Fresh of the Boat’ Cancellation

ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” will conclude the series with its current season, with a one-hour finale episode which is set to air on February 21.

The TV series, which follows the story of a Taiwanese American family in the ’90s, is loosely based on a memoir by Eddie Huang called “Fresh Off the Boat.” The series which premiered in 2015, made history by becoming the longest-running broadcast TV sitcom about an Asian American family.

ABC’s President Hasn’t Talked to Constance Wu Since Her Meltdown, But She’s ‘Happy’ She Apologized

ABC’s entertainment president Karey Burke has yet to talk to Constance Wu since her controversial series of tweets in May expressing apparent unhappiness that “Fresh Off The Boat” is getting renewed for another season

Wu, who stars in the hit show as matriarch Jessica Huang, tweeted that she was “so upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. Fuck,” along with several other cryptic tweets.