Constance Wu Explains Her Tweets Following ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ Renewal

Andie Manahan

May 13, 2019

Her tweets legit had fans confused.


Fresh Off The Boat is getting a sixth season! But just as the news dropped, Constance Wu’s tweets totally had fans puzzled.


“So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. F—k,” she tweeted on Friday (May 10), followed by, “F—king hell.”


And, when a fan congratulated her on the renewal and called it “great news,” she reportedly replied, “No, it’s not” in a since-deleted tweet.


Both the f-bombs and her reaction appeared to have surprised many – and a few hours later, she went on Twitter to write: “That was not a rampage, it was just how I normally talk. I say f–k a lot. I love the word. Y’all are making a lot of assumptions about what I was saying. And no, it’s not what it’s about. No it’s not..what this is all about. Stop assuming.”


She also added: “Todays tweets were on the heels of rough day&were ill timed w/the news of the show. Plz know, Im so grateful for FOTB renewal. I love the cast&crew. Im proud to be a part of it. For all the fans support, thank u & for all who support my casual use of the word f—k-thank u too😘”


On Saturday, she wrote a lengthy note on Twitter apologize and explain her earlier tweets:


“I love FOTB. I was temporarily upset yesterday not bc I hate the show but bc its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about. So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about FOTB.


But I understand how that could feel interconnected and could get muddled. So here is me unmuddling it with my truth: FOTB is a great show that I’m proud of and that I enjoy. I’ve gotten to fully explore my character and I know her like the back of my hand. So playing Jessica is fun and easy and pleasant. But in general, I’ve always sought artistic challenge over comfort and ease. 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 revealed that she has a “weird” thing about valuing “artistic challenges/difficulties over success/happiness,” which sometimes baffles even her closest friends.


“But my words and ill-timing were insensitive to those who are struggling, especially insensitive considering the fact that I use to be in that struggle too. I do regret that and it wasn’t nice and I am sorry for that.”


She said that she knows that she is privileged to have options, and is conflicted about the whole thing. She just wanted to push herself artistically.


“People ‘assumed’ that that meant I don’t love and enjoy FOTB. But I do love and enjoy it. I hope you believe me.


People can hold conflicting feelings in their heart – that conflict s part of being human. So I can both love the show/cast/crew but at the same time be disappointed that I lost that other unrelated job.”


She captioned the note with: “These words are my truth. I hope you hear them.”