Constance Wu Says She Attempted Suicide After Backlash

Constance Wu, star of “Crazy Rich Asians,” claimed that the criticism she experienced as a result of a string of tweets in 2019 motivated her to try suicide. The actor made her return to social media on Thursday after spending three years offline and dealing with mental health challenges.

Since I made irresponsible tweets regarding the renewal of my TV programme three years ago, which sparked indignation and internet shaming that became rather serious, I was terrified to return to social media, she stated. I felt terrible about what I’d said, and after receiving a few direct messages from another Asian actress accusing me of defiling the Asian American community, I began to believe that I didn’t even deserve to live.

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Wu said that after making an attempt at suicide as a result of the texts, a friend discovered her and took her to the hospital. She claimed that ever since, she has taken time off from both her job and social media to concentrate on getting better. NBC News contacted Wu’s agents for comment, but they did not answer.

She wrote, “AsAms don’t talk about mental health enough.” While we’re eager to applaud victories in representation, our community tends to shy away from some of the more upsetting topics. Constance Wu discusses the value of using the phrase “I don’t know.” Wu, who costarred with Randall Park in the ABC comedy “Fresh Off the Boat,” became viral in 2019 after it was announced that the show would return for a sixth season.

“So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh,” she said in a deleted string of tweets previously screenshot in an NBC News story. When a fan congratulated her on the show’s renewal, calling it “Great news,” Wu replied, “No it’s not.”

Later, she tweeted once more, this time claiming that the comments were “poor timed” and unrelated to the show’s renewal. The repercussions on her personal and professional life were described in her statement on Thursday. The majority of my AsAm colleagues decided that it was time to avoid or ice me out because “even my tweets became a subject so contentious,” she stated. I’ll confess that hurt a lot, but it also taught me how crucial it is to reach out and show support to others who are struggling.

Wu also announced that she has written a book after her comeback to Twitter. In October, Wu will publish “Making a Scene,” a compilation of his articles about trauma, childhood, and being Asian in Hollywood. In order to help individuals reach out and talk about the uncomfortable things in order to comprehend it, grapple with it, and open doors to healing, she wrote in her book and at the event. “We need to let all of ourselves be seen, including the parts we’re terrified or ashamed of—parts that, however imperfect, require care and attention.” If we want to be seen, really seen,

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