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Constance Wu Is not the Solely One: When TV Stars Chew the Hand That Feeds Them

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Bear in mind the previous adage, “You probably have nothing good to say, then say nothing in any respect”? Constance Wu certain did not.

It has been every week for the reason that Contemporary Off the Boat star took to social media to specific her dismay over the information that ABC had…renewed the sitcom that made her a breakout star for a sixth season, leaving the remainder of us to marvel what, precisely, she was considering.

“F–king hell,” Wu tweeted earlier than telling a fan who mentioned the renewal was nice information, “No it is not.”

In a short time, it was clear that she’d rubbed loads of folks the improper approach. “Somebody please inform Constance Wu that Melissa McCarthy was on Mike & Molly till 2016 and the whole lot appears to be OK,” Maintain It podcast co-host Louis Virtel tweeted. When Fox renewed The Orville for a 3rd season, star and creator Seth MacFarlane shared the excellent news with a tweet that learn, “Oh f–king goddamn hell f–kf–kdicks–t!” 

In actual fact, “f–king hell” turned a little bit of a meme for most people celebrating their renewal bulletins.

It turned clear that Wu wanted to make clear issues—and quick. 

First she supplied this: “Todays tweets had been on the heels of tough day & had been in poor health timed w/the information of the present. Plz know, Im so grateful for FOTB renewal. I like the solid &c rew. Im proud to be part of it. For all of the followers assist, thank u & for all who assist my informal use of the phrase f–k—thank u too.”

And when it turned clear that that would not be sufficient, Wu issued a prolonged assertion the next day wherein she defined that the renewal had compelled her to stroll away from a brand new position that may’ve been extra artistically difficult than the snug routine she’d settled into taking part in matriarch Jessica Huang for the previous 5 seasons. As she defined, that is what she was really dismayed over. “However I perceive how that would really feel interconnected and will get muddled,” she mentioned. “So right here is me unmuddling it with my fact: FOTB is a good present that I am pleased with and that I get pleasure from. I’ve gotten to completely discover my character and I do know her just like the again of my hand. So taking part in Jessica is enjoyable and straightforward and nice. I get to work with a form and nice solid/crew. Which makes all of it fairly satisfying—So clearly I do not dislike doing a present that’s enjoyable and straightforward and nice.”

“Folks ‘assumed’ that that meant I do not love and luxuriate in FOTB,” she continued. ‘However I do love and luxuriate in it. I hope you imagine me. Folks can maintain conflicting emotions of their hearts—that battle is part of being human. So I can each love the present/solid/crew however on the identical time be upset that I misplaced that unrelated job. I respect those that have given me the house and religion to imagine what I say about each elements of my coronary heart. Thanks. It is significant whenever you make the selection to imagine girls.”

Whereas ABC has no plans of changing their seemingly ungrateful star—Karey Burke, president of ABC Leisure, instructed press this week “I am going to decide on to imagine Constance’s most up-to-date communication in regards to the present, that she is glad to return, and the solid and crew is glad to have her again and we’re thrilled to maintain her within the present”—that hasn’t stopped these at her community from persevering with to poke enjoyable at her. 

Throughout his annual look at ABC’s Upfronts presentation, Jimmy Kimmel displayed her tweets on the enormous display behind him in David Geffen Corridor at NYC’s Lincoln Middle whereas he cracked, “Solely on ABC is getting your present picked up the worst factor that may occur to you. Sorry Constance, no less than you bought 9,300 likes”

Wu is much from the primary TV star to chunk the proverbial hand that feeds her, nevertheless. Check out all those that’ve come earlier than her.

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Contemporary Off the Boat returns for season six this fall on ABC.