Constance Wu says she attempted suicide after backlash on social media

Constance Wu

Constance Wu
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It’s been four years since boobies rich asian high Constance Wu – already the star of Fresh off the boat, a very successful sitcom on ABC, in the field of cinematic stardom. But it was also a period paradoxically quiet for the actor, who only recently returned to regular acting wwith a starring role in Netflix The list of terminals.

Now Wu has spoken of retiring from Hollywood and social media — and, more shockingly, revealed she attempted suicide three years ago, amid controversy over tweets she posted on Fresh off the boat is renewed for a new season.

“It sparked internet outrage and shame that became quite severe,” Wu wrote, referring to a 2019 incident at that she welcomed the news that Costs would get a sixth-season renewal with a number of comments suggesting she was unhappy with the news.

Wu, who writes that she “almost lost her life” on social media during the incident:

I felt bad about what I said, and when a few DMs from another Asian actress told me that I was going to become a plague on the Asian-American community, I started getting the felt like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore. That I was a disgrace to AsAms, and they would be better off without me. Looking back, it’s surreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my life, but that’s what happened. Fortunately, a friend found me and took me to the emergency room.

Wu says the ensuing period of self-reflection and focusing on her mental health inspired her to write a new book, Make a scene“to reach out and help people talk about uncomfortable things in order to understand them, to consider them and to open paths of healing.”

Wu ends his statement by noting that, “after a short break from Hollywood and a plot therapy, I feel good to venture out again [social media].”

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.

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