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Constance Wu says she felt she ‘didn’t deserve to be alive’ after Twitter comment

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Constance Wue back on Twitter for the first time in nearly three years to announce her new book, Create a sceneand to reveal that she was following a suicide attempt after the resistance that erupted against her in 2019.

Social media was furious with Wu after she expressed frustration over her ABC sitcom Hot off the press being renewed.

“I was afraid to come back on social media because I almost lost my life to it: 3 years ago, when I carelessly tweeted about the revamp of my TV show, it caused outrage and internet shaming that became quite serious,” writes Wu in a statement.

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“I felt like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore.” (ABC via Getty Images)

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“I felt terrible about what I had said, and when a couple of DMs from a fellow Asian actress told me I was going to be a plague to the Asian-American community, I felt like I didn’t even deserve to say more. to live.

“That I was a disgrace to AsAms [Asian Americans], and they’d be better off without me. Looking back, it’s unreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my own life, but that’s what happened. Fortunately, a friend found me and rushed me to the emergency room.”

In 2019, Wu reacted with frustration to the news that her ABC sitcom Hot off the press was extended for another season.

Constance Wue
Wu played Jessica Huang on “Fresh Off the Boat” for five seasons. (ABC)

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The actor tweeted at the time, “I’m so upset right now I’m literally crying. Ugh. F—” and “F-ing hell.” When a user congratulated her on the renewal and called it “great news,” Wu replied, “No, it’s not.”

Wu went on to clarify her comments, saying she was upset at the time because the… Hot off the press renewal meant turning down a passion project.

She noted that her television role had become “easy and enjoyable,” and she was looking for further challenges, which she said the new project would have presented.

“It was a scary moment that made me reassess a lot in my life,” Wu writes of her suicide attempt.

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“For the next few years, I put my career aside to focus on my mental health,” she wrote.

“AsAms don’t talk enough about mental health. While we celebrate Representative victories quickly, much is avoided around the more inconvenient issues within our community.

“Even my tweets became a topic so sensitive that most of my AsAm colleagues decided now was the time to avoid or exclude me.

“I admit it hurt a lot, but it also made me realize how important it is to reach out and care for those who are struggling.”

Wu wrote at the end of her statement, “After a short break from Hollywood and a lot of therapy I feel good enough to return here (at least for a little bit).

“And while I’m scared, I’ve decided I owe it to the me-of-three years ago to be brave and share my story so it can help someone with their story.”

If you or someone you know needs immediate support, please contact Lifeline at 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.

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