Popular actress, Constance Wu has come out to address her long break from acting. She recently had her say while announcing the release of her new book Making A Scene, and fans have been reacting.
According to her, after several battles with trolls when she made an unpleasant remark about the “Fresh Off the Boat,” show years ago, she actually contemplated taking suicide and was even scared of returning to social media.
Wu added that she really felt bad about what she said at the time, and some Asian actresses told her what she did was a blight on the Asian American community.
Her words, “I was afraid of coming back on social media because I almost lost my life from it: three years ago, when I made careless tweets about the renewal of my TV show, it ignited outrage and internet shaming that got pretty severe.”
“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. That I was a disgrace to AsAms [Asian Americans], and they’d be better off without me.”
“Looking back, it’s surreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my own life, but that’s what happened. Luckily, a friend found me and rushed me to the ER.”
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