Constance Wu unhappy about Casey Afflecks Oscar nomination
25 January 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Constance Wu took to Twitter to say that she is not happy about Casey Affleck getting an Oscar nomination.
The “Fresh Off the Boat” actress said that by nominating the “Manchester by the Sea” actor for an Oscar award means that Hollywood is reinforcing the “industry’s gross and often hidden mistreatment of women.”
The issue of Wu against Affleck dates back in 2010 after two women who worked on the mock documentary called “I’m Still Here” filed civil lawsuits against Affleck. Affleck directed the mock documentary and the women said that they were sexually harassed by him. Affleck’s attorney said that the suits were just to extort money from Affleck and the actor also denied the allegations. The suits were dismissed after a settlement was made. The amount was never made public.
Wu said on Twitter via a series of tweets, “Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR! Bc good acting performance matters more than humanity,human integrity! Bc poor kid rly needs the help!.” Another reads, "Boys! BUY ur way out of trouble by settling out of court!Just do a good acting job, thats all that matters! bc Art isn't about humanity,right?"
The actress continued to say that Affleck is running for an award that honors a craft whose purpose is examining the dignity of the human experience and young women, who are deeply human. In another tweet, Wu said that she was advised not to talk about Affleck on Twitter for her career’s sake but she said that she is a woman and a human and that is what her craft is built on.
This is not the first time that the issue regarding the sexual harassment allegations against Affleck resurfaced. Since the movie “Manchester by the Sea” has been garnering attention in different awards shows, the issue has been a hot topic.
The Academy and representatives of Affleck have not yet released a statement regarding the matter.
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