Prayers up for Constance Wu. Against her wishes, the Huang children of Fresh Off The Boat will NOT find themselves weeping and motherless at the start of season 6. According to Indiewire, poor Constance still has a job as a lead on a network sitcom that will be eligible for syndication after about three more episodes. That buddy cop movie co-starring Katherine Heigl will just have to wait until FOTB is on hiatus. It’s not fair, and it fucking sucks. What’s a girl gotta do to get fired these days?
She can blame ABC President Karey Burke, who announced that Constance’s Twitter tantrum didn’t affect their decision to keep her on for the upcoming season.
“There’s been no thought to recasting Constance. We love what she does on the show. I did actually know that Constance had another opportunity had ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ not gone forward she would have pursued. But we never really considered not bring back ‘Fresh off the Boat.’ It was just too strong. I’m going to choose to believe Constance’s most recent communication about the show that she’s happy to return and the cast and crew is happy to have her back,” Burke said.
Karey, you got it twisted, girl! Constance said LOUD AND CLEAR: “it’s meaningful to make the choice to believe women”. You can’t simply choose to believe whatever makes you feel better. Constance said what she said, and she meant what she said. FOTB touched her inappropriately, and she doesn’t want anything to do with it anymore. Believe THAT!