‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Star Constance Wu Bashes Casey Affleck Oscar Nom After Sexual Harassment Claims

“Congrats on reinforcing the BTS mistreatment of women in Hwood! Who cares rite?” actress tweeted at the Academy

Last Updated: January 24, 2017 @ 4:07 PM

Casey Affleck’s Oscar nomination Tuesday morning is not sitting well with “Fresh Off the Boat” actress Constance Wu.

“Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR!” she tweeted. “Bc good acting performance matters more than humanity,human integrity!Bc poor kid rly needs the help!”

Affleck was nominated in the Best Actor category for his work in “Manchester by the Sea,” despite being plagued by reports that recently resurfaced stemming from allegations of sexual harassment in 2010.

In one case, Affleck was accused of calling women “cows” and ordering a crew member to expose himself as a joke. In the other, “I’m Still Here” cinematographer Magdelena Gorka said Affleck joked that she should have sex with a camera assistant, and that she once woke up in bed with Affleck to find him wearing a T-shirt and underwear, stroking her back. The actor vehemently denied all of the accusations and counter-sued.

The cases were ultimately settled out of court.

For several months, select media outlets have asked why so little attention has been paid to the matter, noting that Affleck has received friendly profiles, but that Nate Parker’s Oscar chances for “Birth of a Nation” were badly wounded by heavy coverage of a rape case in which he was acquitted in 2001.

In her Twitter rant, Wu also directed criticism at the official Twitter for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which unveiled the 2017 Oscar nominations earlier this morning. “Manchester by the Sea” was nominated for six awards, including Best Picture.

“@TheAcademy congrats on not learning from the past!Congrats on reinforcing the BTS mistreatment of women in Hwood!” Wu said. “Who cares rite?Go Casey!”

The actress, who has been outspoken on issues of race and gender in the film industry, admitted, “I’ve been counseled not to talk about this for career’s sake. F my career then, I’m a woman & human first. That’s what my craft is built on.”

When asked by a follower, Wu clarified she wasn’t referring to her agents or anyone on her team.

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