Published: Sun, May 12, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Constance Wu Rage Tweets After Fresh Off the Boat Renewal, Later Backtracks

Constance Wu Rage Tweets After Fresh Off the Boat Renewal, Later Backtracks

Actress Constance Wu appeared upset Friday after news circulated that her hit show "Fresh Off the Boat" was renewed by ABC for a sixth season.

This afternoon, ABC has officially renewed "The Rookie", "American Housewife", "Bless This Mess", "Single Parents", and "Fresh Off the Boat" for the 2019-20 season.

"So, upset right now that I'm literally crying". When another tweeter responded that her comedy's renewal is "great news", Wu responded in a since-deleted tweet, "No it's not". "Plz (please) know, Im so grateful for FOTB renewal".

When a Twitter user congratulated Wu, writing, "Congrats on your renewal!" "So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project not about 'FOTB'". Wu shared a lengthy note on Twitter on Saturday, explaining that she does not "hate the show" but was upset that its renewal meant she had to pass on another project she was "passionate about". "I was disappointed in not being able to do that other project - Because that other project would have challenged me as an artist - that other project would have been really hard and not easy or pleasant at all", she wrote.

On the show's Instagram account, commenters called her out after she apparently posted "Dislike" under a post about the show returning for another season. "Thank you. It's meaningful when you make the choice to believe women". TVLine has also reached out to Wu's camp for a comment.


You can imagine her agent, publicist, manager, or someone connected to Fresh Off the Boat contacted her after the initial posts to ask her what she was doing. "I love the word", she wrote.

She continued: "Y'all are making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying".

About 15 minutes later, she sent a shorter follow-up tweet: "F.ing hell". "Cultural differences still present everyday challenges, but close friends, neighbors and business partners are there to help them navigate the complexities of raising a family of future Millennials", states the description on the show's website.

She added: "If one does have privilege, they ought to use that privilege the best they can".

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