“So upset that I’m literally crying”
In May, Wu came under fire for expressing her frustration that the Asian American TV show had been renewed for another season.
“So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. Fuck,” Wu wrote in one message.
“Fucking hell,” she wrote in another.
Now that Fresh Off The Boat won’t be returning after season 6, people have taken to social media to mock how happy Wu must be feeling.
Constance Wu fighting for Fresh Off the Boat to get picked up at another network after hearing it got cancelled pic.twitter.com/14fUCMbda2
— Katie Skelly (@kskellinator) November 8, 2019
I’m saying WU!!!!! Because this show is getting cancelled !👍🏾🥳 FOTB fans are joking about Constance Wu’s freedom with the announcement of the show’s cancellation https://t.co/bpZyG3HLRk
— Pops (@Pops05383616) November 9, 2019
— Jay (@jswarley29) November 9, 2019
— Natalie Miller (@Nat_The_Frat) November 8, 2019
FOTB: *Gets cancelled*
Constance Wu: pic.twitter.com/1FHRXOPjiP
— Velveteen Cream 💋 (@TorriesNoseJob) November 8, 2019
However, not all reactions were insincere. Wu’s costar Randall Park, who plays Louis Huang, expressed his appreciation for the show in Instagram. “For six seasons, I got to play a man of many dimensions: a loving father and husband, a friend, a boss… I got to laugh, to cry, to sing, to dance, to be a real human being,” he wrote.
Ken Jeong played Louis’s brother Gene, is also saddened by the cancellation. “Thank you so much @FreshOffABC for galvanizing the Asian-American Community into a living breathing organism. If it wasn’t for #FreshOffTheBoat there would be no #DrKen or #CrazyRichAsians. I Love You So Much,” he tweeted.
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When I first started in this business, all I wanted to do was work as an actor. Ideally in projects that paid money. It would be an added bonus if I got to work on something that was actually good and preferably not racist. A steady gig of any kind would’ve been beyond my wildest dreams. I would’ve been completely happy to be a funny neighbor or snarky co-worker. At the time, those were the kinds of roles that were available for folks like me, so I would’ve been fine with that. Then, Fresh Off The Boat came along, and it gave me all that and so much more. Aside from being a really great show made by incredibly talented people, it was also not racist! In fact, Fresh Off The Boat was the opposite. It was humanizing. It was hilarious and full of heart. It was groundbreaking. It was an Asian American family on television. For six seasons, I got to play a man of many dimensions: a loving father and husband, a friend, a boss… I got to laugh, to cry, to sing, to dance, to be a real human being. And to think I got paid in actual money! For something I would have happily done for free.* – – Thank you to Nahnatchka Khan, @chineseguy88, Jake Kasdan, @mreddiehuang, @20thcenfoxtv, @abcnetwork, Justin and Missy, Matt and Keith, our incredible writers, and the entire cast and crew for being the best humans. And most of all, THANK YOU TO THE FANS! . . (*To clarify, I would have done that first season for free. I would’ve needed to get paid for the remaining seasons. I have a family to feed.)
Thank you so much @FreshOffABC for galvanizing the Asian-American Community into a living breathing organism. If it wasn’t for #FreshOffTheBoat there would be no #DrKen or #CrazyRichAsians. I Love You So Much. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/xmVwEGcKTE
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) November 8, 2019
It was recently announced that a Fresh Off The Boat spinoff was in the works, featuring a new family without Constance Wu.