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Constance Wu rage-tweets in response to Fresh Off the Boat renewal, then backtracks and expresses gratitude

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  1. Algernon_Asimov Link
    If she's so upset by this news that she's literally crying, she should resign from the show. Contracts are breakable. There's always an escape clause, even if it's expensive.

    If she's so upset by this news that she's literally crying, she should resign from the show. Contracts are breakable. There's always an escape clause, even if it's expensive.

    7 votes
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    dubteedub Link
    I get that she wants to do more movoes and bigger roles after her success with Crazy Rich Asians, bit this is just such a bad look. Especially when so many other shows are getting cancelled right...

    I get that she wants to do more movoes and bigger roles after her success with Crazy Rich Asians, bit this is just such a bad look. Especially when so many other shows are getting cancelled right now, not to mention the jobs im sure the rest of the cast and crew enjoy having, this comes off as super ungrateful and callous.

    5 votes
    1. [3]
      Micycle_the_Bichael Link Parent
      I don’t know. She has played a stereotype of the strict, overbearing, anti-fun, only-cares-about-success mom for 5 seasons. Maybe it’s not about wanting to be in movies or make more money, maybe...

      I don’t know. She has played a stereotype of the strict, overbearing, anti-fun, only-cares-about-success mom for 5 seasons. Maybe it’s not about wanting to be in movies or make more money, maybe she just doesn’t like the character she has to play.

      Or maybe it is about wanting to be in movies and move on to bigger and better things! Who knows! Not us!

      I will say it’s interesting to me that she’s being met with outrage over wanting to quit her role when the media made jokes and loved it when Robert Pattinson said he hated being Edward in Twilight.

      8 votes
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        Ellimist Link Parent
        I hate being the guy who brings up racism and sexism but I’m gonna here Pattinson, being a straight white male, always was going to get more roles after Twilight. He could say whatever he wanted...

        I hate being the guy who brings up racism and sexism but I’m gonna here

        Pattinson, being a straight white male, always was going to get more roles after Twilight. He could say whatever he wanted about it and he was going to get more chances, especially since Twilight was such a joke of a franchise to begin with.

        Wu, being an Asian female, isn’t going to be as lucky. Time and again, the movie industry has shown its preference for straight white men over all others, a trend I’m sure isn’t lost on Wu. By voicing her opinion, even in “rage tweets”, she’ll be labeled as “difficult” and “ungrateful” when Pattinson was just being “funny” or “honest”

        While we don’t know exactly why she might be reacting that way, I suspect both of your suggestions may be in play. Many actors and actresses don't want to be type cast, something Wu may be trying to avoid here, and her success with Crazy Rich Asians probably has her in demand. Another season of filming a TV show can hamper her ability to find movie roles. By the time she’s free of her commitment to the show, her “star” may have faded and she’ll find it significantly more difficult to find movie roles

        My girlfriend, a huge Supernatural fan, was just telling me last night how Jensen Ackles was supposed to be the first choice for the role of Hawkeye, a role that went to Renner instead. Ackles simply couldn’t commit to both Supernatural AND the Avengers franchises. How true that is, I don’t know, but a quick Google search seems to confirm it.

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        1. mrbig (edited ) Link Parent
          You make good points on sexism and racism, but I don't think your main premise holds water because of the following distinction: even if you're considered essential for a project, expressing that...

          You make good points on sexism and racism, but I don't think your main premise holds water because of the following distinction: even if you're considered essential for a project, expressing that you don't want to keep being part of it, or even that you hate it, is very different than saying you don't want the project to continue at all because it hurts your personal interests, in detriment of the interests of your colleagues. So the two cases have a fundamental difference, making the comparison, in my opinion, weak.

          4 votes
  3. mrbig (edited ) Link
    She probably has colleagues that are not in the same career position as hers and very much need this gig. This looks really bad. As a side note, as someone who doesn't use and doesn't really...

    She probably has colleagues that are not in the same career position as hers and very much need this gig. This looks really bad.

    As a side note, as someone who doesn't use and doesn't really understand Twitter, it's weird how people treat such a public platform as an outlet for their unfiltered emotions. I find that very unhealthy.

    4 votes