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Awkwafina Controversy: Addressing the “Blaccent” Controversy, Awkwafina leaves Twitter

Awkwafina Controversy: Awkwafina has responded to the “Blaccent” issue again by deleting her Twitter account, where she has drawn the most ire.

Following years of criticism for allegedly using African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in her music and some of her films as well as for alleged cultural appropriation, the Golden Globe-winning comedic actress, comedian rapper, and star of the blockbuster films Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings announced her departure from the social media platform on Saturday, Feb. 5.

According to my therapist, I’ll see you in a few years, Twitter, Awkwafina tweeted. “I want to thank my followers for their unwavering love and support as I strive to become a better person for you. If I ever failed in anything I did, I’m sorry. You will always be in my heart.”

The actor, 33, said, “I’m leaving Twitter, which is like an ingrown toenail. I didn’t beat someone with a shoehorn while intoxicated or retire from anything else, despite my desire to do so, and I’m not running away as a fugitive right now. I’m also accessible on any other social media that does not advocate suicide!” Awkwafina has responded to the “Blaccent” issue again by deleting her Twitter account, where she has drawn the most ire.

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Following years of criticism for allegedly using African American Vernacular English

Following years of criticism for allegedly using African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in her music and some of her films as well as for alleged cultural appropriation, the Golden Globe-winning comedic actress, comedian rapper, and star of the blockbuster films Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings announced her departure from the social media platform on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Awkwafina Controversy

According to my therapist, I’ll see you in a few years, Twitter, Awkwafina tweeted. “I want to thank my followers for their unwavering love and support as I strive to become a better person for you. If I ever failed in anything I did, I’m sorry. You will always be in my heart.”

The actor, 33, said, “I’m leaving Twitter, which is like an ingrown toenail. I didn’t beat someone with a shoehorn while intoxicated or retire from anything else, despite my desire to do so, and I’m not running away as a fugitive right now. I’m also accessible on any other social media that does not advocate suicide!”

However, Awkwafina stated, “As a non-black POC [sic], I stand by the fact that I will always listen and strive assiduously to grasp the history and context of AAVE, what is judged suitable or retrograde toward the growth of ANY and EVERY disadvantaged group.” “But I must stress: Making fun of, minimizing, or being cruel in any way at the cost of others is: Simple. Not my style. It is not now and never has been.”

The celebrity went on:

“Because of my immigrant background, I was able to create an American identity through the television series and movies I watched, the kids I attended public school with, and my steadfast devotion to hip-hop. I believe that Asian Americans as a whole are still attempting to understand what the trip means for them, as well as where they do and do not belong. Despite the fact that I’m still learning and completing that personal work, I am certain that I want to devote the remainder of my professional life to improving our communities. In order to achieve this, we must first fail, learn, acknowledge, hear, and empathize… And I’ll keep working hard to fulfill that promise.”

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Awkwafina Controversy

In an on-camera Reuters interview from last September, Awkwafina addressed the criticism of her prior usage of a “Blaccent” on-screen. I’m open to the topic, you know,” she replied. “I genuinely do believe that it is something that is somewhat deep and multifaceted,” the speaker said.

Awkwafina also sparked controversy in 2017 during the criticism for declaring in a VICE interview, “When the casting director abruptly changed her mind and requested accents, I’ve left tryouts. I’m not going to do accents.”

Awkwafina has received accolades for her initiatives to advance diversity in Hollywood during the debate. In an interview with 2020 People, BD Wong, who portrays her father in her program Nora from Queens, lauded the actress and noted that she has “hired a lot of women and a lot of people of color.”

Awkwafina stated to The Hollywood Reporter in 2019: “I believe that Hollywood is undergoing a progressive change at the moment. Diversity among people is not a trend. Diversity is a reality that will never go away. I’m fortunate to have been on those sets because the projects I’ve worked on were really indicative of it.”

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