Constance Wu appears upset at ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ renewal


Constance Wu, star of the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, had a recent tweetastrophe in that vein, and reactions to her subsequent responses have been mixed.

When a Twitter user expressed well wishes to Wu, writing, "Congrats on your renewal!"

Soon after the announcement that American Housewife is renewed, ABC has announced renewals for sitcoms Fresh off the Boat, Single Parents, and Bless This Mess as well as Nathan Fillion-starring drama The Rookie. Later in the essay, she said that what is important is "Constantly challenging myself by doing what's unfamiliar and scary". But in general, I've always sought artistic challenge over comfort and ease.

She says in the statement she enjoys the show and the people she works with but that the other project she was looking at "would have challenged me as an artist".

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On the same day that many of its shows are meeting their end, ABC is also guaranteeing that several others will be back next season. One read, in part, "So upset right now that I'm literally crying".

A little over an hour after her original tweets, Wu wrote two more in a seeming attempt to clarify the situation. On top of that, there are posts like the Slate article from last fall arguing that "Fresh Off The Boat Has A Jessica Problem" with the show losing sight of what made her character great. I say f**k a lot. Because the show was renewed an entire crew gets another year taking care of their families, putting their kids through college, getting medical insurance and saving for retirement. When another tweeter responded that her comedy's renewal is "great news", Wu responded in a since-deleted tweet, "No it's not".

Concluding her message, she said she hoped fans believe she enjoys working on "Fresh off the Boat", but explained that she's also allowed to be disappointed by the fact that she lost out on an exciting gig. "For all the fans support, thank u", with a kissy face emoji. "I do regret that and it wasn't nice and I am sorry for that". Surprisingly, that person is one of the stars of the series, Constance Wu. To close out her apology, she (confusingly) takes a page from #MeToo discourse, thanking fans for believing her conflicted feelings about the renewal and adding, "It's meaningful when you make the choice to believe women".

"I love FOTB (Fresh Off the Boat)".