Constance Wu News: 'Fresh Off The Boat' Actress Slams Academy For Casey Affleck Nom, 'Young Women Are Deeply Human' [VIDEO]

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He has been slated as one of the potential front-runners to win the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture next month, but one person is not about showering Casey Affleck with accolades for his performance in Manchester By The Sea.

Constance Wu, who stars on the ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat, took to Twitter after Affleck was announced as a nominee to blast the Academy for giving him the nomination despite his questionable personal history regarding claims of sexual harassment.

"Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR! BC good acting performance matters more than humanity, human integrity! Bc Poor kid rly needs the help!" She wrote initially.

"Boys! BUY ur way out of trouble by settling out of court! Just do a good acting job, that's all that matters! Bc Art isn't about humanity right?" She continued.

Wu's tweets referred to the 2010 lawsuits against Affleck where both a producer and a cinematographer who worked with him while shooting Joaquin Phoenix's I'm Still Here, accused him separately of harassment. The cases were settled out of court.

Wu didn't stop with those tweets however, as she also took to her account to share her other thoughts on his being honored, and how she felt honoring him also made it seem even more okay that President Donald Trump had been accused of sexual assault and yet was still able to win the Presidency, because the two cases could be seen in mirrored parallels.

"Right he's not running for Prez. He's running for an award that honors a craft whose purpose is examining the dignity of the human experience & young women are deeply human," she wrote. "The absence of awards doesn't diminish a great performance. That's on the page, or the screen, as it were...and the opportunity to even DO the part is a tremendous honor in and of itself. But the choices an awarding committee makes DOES increase the dignity of an award and brings light to the pursuit our craft seeks to honor. It signifies said committee's awareness of the harmful oversights it may have unknowingly participated in in the past, and the respect and dignity to learn from the past, not repeat it and not to use it as an excuse to reinforce the industry's gross and often hidden mistreatment of women. Art doesn't exist for the sake of awards, but awards DO exist to honor all that art is trying to accomplish in life. So context matters. Because in acting, human life matters. It's why art exists. I know it's just an award but I guess I'm in this career, not for awards, but because the treatment of human life matters to me. So I stand the f**k up for it."

She also later went on to say she had been counseled to no longer speak about the subject because it could have repercussions on her career, but she wouldn't let that threat stop her.

"I've been counseled not to talk about this for career's sake. F my career then, I'm a woman and human first. That's what my craft is built on." She wrote.

Affleck has not responded to Wu's calling him out.

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