Monday, April 15, 2024

Constance Wu Says “Whoa!” Backtracks on Her F-Word Laden Reaction to Sitcom Series’ Renewal


“Fresh off the Boat” actress Constance Wu must have been read the riot act yesterday by ABC and her agents. Wu was so upset that “Boat” was renewed for a sixth season, thus binding her to a sitcom while she is now a movie star (we’ll see), that she fired off Tweets dropping the F bomb twice.

Now, chastened by her employers, Wu has backtracked. First she Tweeted: “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 fuck-thank u too”

Then she added: “That was not a rampage, it was just how I normally talk. I say fuck 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.”

 But now she’s added a whole statement this morning to dig herself out of this PR mess. I don’t think it will work. Those Tweets are going to follow her to the TCAs and all interviews for the new season.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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