Constance Wu Explains Why She Was Upset After ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Renewal

When ABC announced that “Fresh Off the Boat” had been renewed for a sixth season on Twitter, fans of the show expressed excitement, with many cheering the cast for their success.

However, some have noticed the show’s lead star Constance Wu was apparently reacting negatively to the news.

In a tweet following the announcement, she wrote: “So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. Fuck.” She then followed it with another tweet, stating: “Fucking hell.”

While the post can be construed as random post not connected to ABC’s announcement at all, her reaction to a congratulatory comment from a fan could prove otherwise.

When a netizen responded with, “Congrats on your renewal! Great news :),” the actress who plays Jessica Huang on the sitcom, replied, “No it’s not.” Her response has since been deleted.

Wu also wrote “Dislike” as a comment on a gif of the cast Fresh Off the Boat’s official Instagram account posted announcing the return of the show for Season 6. The comment has been removed as well.


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‪The Huangs are back! #FreshOffTheBoat is returning for Season 6! 🎉‬

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Netizens have found Wu’s reaction puzzling, with many asking why the actress would not be happy with the upcoming season.

One Twitter user criticized her for pulling a “Hogan family,” referencing the defunct 80s sitcom that was initially a starring vehicle for actress Valerie Harper.


In a later tweet, Wu said everyone was merely “making a lot of assumptions about what [she] was saying.”


Hinting that it was all just a misunderstanding, she then wrote another tweet saying her earlier messages were “ill timed w/the news of the show.”

Earlier today, she tweeted a much more in-depth explanation.

It was just last month when Wu celebrated the show’s 100th episode by posting a video of her lipsyncing a Beastie Boys rap song with her co-stars.

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Forgot to post on Friday but… Congrats everyone at @freshofftheboatabc on our 100th episode! It seems unreal to think we have shot 100 episodes of network television holy crap! 😱🤗 FOTB was my first ever network TV pilot! Wow! I am so grateful for the cast and crew, for their incredible talent and hard work and kindness, especially during my first two seasons—-I was often overwhelmed and scared during those first two seasons because I came from a theatre background…so the TV world was new to me: the culture, the process, the schedule, the personalities were all so different, even the terminology—I didn’t know any of it 😳 Grateful ❤️ I’ve learned so much from this show, including how to rap!! (Badly 😬) So in that spirit, here is a video of us being Beastie Boys (and girl) I think this video is from last week’s episode? #freshofftheboat Also big thanks to @mreddiehuang for his true bold voice without which, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Eddie you have a courage and humanity that is so special ❤️ love you, grateful for you.

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Wu, who stars alongside Randall Park in the show, received a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for her role as Rachel Chu in last year’s blockbuster hit film “Crazy Rich Asians.”

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