One of the bigger controversies of this year’s awards season has been the way Birth Of A Nation completely collapsed after old rape allegations resurfaced against director and star Nate Parker while similar allegations against Manchester By The Sea star Casey Affleck failed to make any impact on his awards chances. This morning, Affleck received an Academy Award nomination for his work on the film, which is an honor that some see as either condoning his alleged actions or simply turning a blind eye to them—neither of which cast the Academy’s treatment of women in an especially good light.
Fresh Off The Boat‘s Constance Wu is one of the people frustrated by all of this, and she posted a couple of snappy tweets this morning about Affleck’s nomination:
Just in case her overt sarcasm didn’t make it clear enough, she later shared a more extensive response that explains how Affleck’s nomination devalues not only the awards themselves but acting as an art form, adding that “Casey Affleck’s win will be a nod to Trump’s.”
Wu finishes by revealing that she’s been told “not to talk about this for career’s sake,” but she refuses to let that stop her:
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