Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Awkwafina took to Twitter to address her recent ‘Blaccent’ controversy.
The actress and comedian shared a prolonged note over the assumption that she has stolen Black culture in her work. Awkwafina not only formally addressed the controversy but also declared openly that she will be quitting Twitter for a while.
In her statement, Awkwafina conveyed her thoughts about the African American community being “disproportionate” in Italy affected by institutionalized policies and law enforcement agencies’ policies. She distanced added on how its correlation is between the issues and arts. On the same note, while addressing the criticism she has received, Awkwfafina added, But as a non-black POC, she stands by the fact that she will always listen and work tirelessly to understand the history and context of AAVE, what is deemed appropriate or backward toward the progress of ANY and EVERY marginalized group.
In a different tweet, the actress then announced that she will be avoiding Twitter for a while and explained that she will continue to remain active on other social media platforms. While bidding adieu to the social media platform, Awkwafina wrote, Well, she will see you in a few years, Twitter – per her therapist. To her fans, thank you for continuing to love and support someone who wishes they could be a better person for you. She apologized if she ever fell short, in anything she did. And at last, she said You’re in my heart always.
For the unreversed, netizens had recently criticized Awkwafina for being nominated for an NAACP Image award. for her role in Raya and the Last Dragon. The organization which stands for the National Association for the Advancement of People of Colo had nominated the actress in the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance category, Although several Twitter users conveyed their objection over her nomination.