Constance Wu Reveals She Attempted Suicide After ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Twitter Backlash

Constance Wu tweeted today after a three-year break from social media, and she's opening up about her attempting suicide following the backlash she received over comments she made about the sixth-season renewal of her ABC series Fresh Off the Boat.
On May 10, 2019, Wu tweeted that she was “so upset right now that I’m literally crying” following the Season 6 renewal of the ABC series. She subsequently said that she had been misunderstood and was upset that the renewal meant that she had to give up another project.


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. 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. Looking back, it’s surreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my own life, but that’s what happened. "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. That I was a disgrace to AsAms, and they’d be better off without me. Luckily, a friend found me and rushed me to the ER.” "I haven't been on social media in almost 3 years," she wrote on Thursday.
The 2015-20 ABC series followed the Huang family — Mom, Dad, three young brothers, and their Mandarin-speaking grandma — who move from Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown to Orlando in the mid-1990s.” /> Wu played the mother, Jessica, on Fresh Off the Boat, created by Nahnatchka Khan and based on the memoir by Eddie Huang.

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