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Actress Constance Wu attempted suicide in 2019, following negative comments

Actress Constance Wu attempted suicide in 2019, following negative comments

SUICIDE ATTEMPT – “I haven’t been on social media for almost 3 years. To be honest, I’m a little scared […]. I was scared to come back because I almost lost my life because of them”. It is with these strong words that actress Constance Wu returned to Twitter this Thursday, July 14, revealing that she had attempted suicide three years earlier, following a wave of negative comments about her.

star of the film Crazy Rich Asians (2018), the American actress had faced a torrent of criticism in 2019 shortly after the publication of a tweet in which she had expressed her sorrow over the renewal, for a sixth season, of the hit show Fresh Off the Boat in which she was playing. Many Internet users had deplored his lack of recognition for the success of the show.

For the actress, it meant, on the contrary, putting her other projects on hold, which had “so upset” her to the point of crying, she wrote on Twitter. “After a little break from Hollywood and a lot of therapy, I feel good enough to venture here again,” the actress finally announced on Thursday.

“The feeling that I didn’t even deserve to live anymore”

After the avalanche of negative comments, “I started to feel like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore. That I was a disgrace to the AsAms [“Asian Americans”, Américains d’origine asiatique]and that they would be better off without me”, began Constance Wu, mentioning having received a message from “another Asian actress” calling her “a scourge on the Asian American community”.

“Looking back, it’s surreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my own life, but that’s what happened. Fortunately, a friend found me and took me to the emergency room immediately,” she continued. After this suicide attempt, the actress put her career and her social networks on hold to focus on her mental health.

A time that notably allowed him to write a book entitled making a scene“to help people talk about what makes them uncomfortable in order to understand it, to take it into account and to open paths of healing”.

Avoided questions

In her message, Constance Wu also encourages her fellow Asian Americans to talk more about mental health, emphasizing that “more sensitive or uncomfortable issues are avoided within our community”.

“Even though I’m scared, I’ve decided it’s up to me to be brave and share my story so it can help others in this situation,” the actress wrote. at the end of his Twitter post. “If we want to be seen, really seen, we have to let everything about ourselves be seen, including the parts that scare us or feel ashamed of,” she also recalled.

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