Constance Wu Criticizes Casey Affleck's Oscar Nomination


Casey Affleck's journey to becoming Academy Award-winning actor Casey Affleck is still going strong, despite his legal history of sexual harassment.

As expected, Affleck won the Golden Globe and, as expected, he was among the list of Oscar nominees for Best Actor on Tuesday for the film "Manchester by the Sea."

It seems Hollywood is willing to overlook the two lawsuits Affleck faced for sexual harassment and misconduct from his female co-workers. (The suits were both settled out of court, with Affleck paying the women an unknown amount to drop the cases.)

But there is one Hollywood star who's speaking out against Affleck: Constance Wu, best known for her role as Jessica on the ABC comedy "Fresh Off the Boat."

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the 34-year-old actress criticized the Academy for valuing "good acting" over "humanity."


She also called out Affleck for "[buying his] way out of trouble by settling out of court."

Wu tweeted a photograph of a longer essay she wrote explaining why she found the nomination of Affleck so troubling.

She argued art is built around humanity, and therefore humanity should be taken into consideration when honoring art.


She wrote,

Wu added she was told not to speak up about Affleck's mistreatment of women, as it would be a bad career move, but did so anyway as a "woman and human first."


I mean... damn. Well said, Constance.

Thank you for putting your career on the line for people everywhere who don't have the same platform as you.

By the way, everyone should really check out "Fresh Off the Boat" Tuesdays at 9 pm on ABC.

Citations: Constance Wu Is Disgusted by Casey Affleck's Oscar Nomination: 'Art Isn't About Humanity, Right?' (Vulture)