She confessed that it was a scary time in her life.
Whether you’re a regular user or a celebrity, social media will always have a negative influence on you. The commonality is that we all let it into our life, and occasionally, the opinions we have in mind are either praised or criticized.
Constance Wu, star of “Crazy Rich Asians,” regrettably draws criticism rather than praise after tweeting her displeasure with Fresh Off the Boat’s sixth season renewal in 2019.
She then decided to stop using social media for three years. Finally making a comeback, Wu has now revealed tragically what she almost did as a response of the criticisms during the time.
“Hi everybody. I haven’t been on social media in almost 3 years. Tbh, I’m a little scared, but I’m dipping my toe back in to say I’m here and while I was gone I wrote a book called ‘Making a Scene,’” Wu began her lengthy statement.
“This next part is hard to talk about…but I was afraid of coming back on social media because I almost lost my life from it,” the actress painfully revealed. “3 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 l’d said, and when a few DMs from a fellow Asian actress told me l’d become a blight on the Asian American community, I started feeling like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore.”
She expressed her feeling of being such a shame to Asian Americans and how she believed they would be better off without her. She also said that she had been persuaded to commit suicide by a large amount of DMS at the time, which she really did.
“Luckily, a friend found me and rushed me to the ER. It was a scary moment that made me reassess a lot in my life. For the next few years, I put my career aside to focus on my mental health. AsAms don’t talk about mental health enough,” she continued.
“While we’re quick to celebrate representation wins, there’s a lot of avoidance around the more uncomfortable issues within our community. Even my tweets became a subject so touchy that most of my AsAm colleagues decided that was the time to avoid me or ice me out.”
Wu admitted that she was hurt a lot back then but also made her realize how important it is to reach our and care for people who are going through a hard time. The actress wrapped up her remarks by promoting her brand-new book, “Making A Scene,” which she wrote during her hiatus.
Lastly, she noted that while she is afraid to return, she has decided that she owes the version of herself from three years ago the courage to do so in the hopes that it will inspire someone else.
Reactions to Constance Wu Attempted Suicide As A Result Of Online Criticism
so an actor like robert pattinson can openly express disdain for the project that launched his career and he’s seen as “cool and quirky,” but when an actress like constance wu does the same she’s harassed and bullied to the point of a suicide attempt? https://t.co/RaQqtXMf23— ines 🌳 (@limescrimes) July 14, 2022