“I love FOTB,” she wrote in a statement. “I was temporarily upset yesterday not bc I hate the show but bc its renewal meant I had to give up another project that I was really passionate about. So my dismayed social media replies were more about that other project and not about FOTB.”
Wu had shocked fans of the ABC sitcom with a series of messages on social media after the show was renewed for a sixth season.
“So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. Fuck,” she wrote in one tweet.
“Fucking hell,” she wrote in another.
After a fan responded, “Congrats on your renewal! Great news :),” Wu replied bluntly, “No it’s not.”
When Fresh Off the Boat’s official Instagram account posted a photo of the cast with news of the renewal, Wu also commented “Dislike” on the photo.
Some fans speculated that Wu was angry she would be required to return to TV after the blockbuster success of Crazy Rich Asians, while others dubbed her remarks insensitive to struggling actors, as well as the rest of the Fresh Off the Boat cast and crew.
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