Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Slammed By Constance Wu
Casey Affleck’s Oscar nomination is getting slammed by Constance Wu. The actress fired off a number of tweets on Tuesday blasting the Academy for rewarding someone accused of sexual harassment.
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Affleck was sued twice in 2010 by two women who alleged in separate lawsuits that he made “uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances” while working on I’m Still Here. One complainant was a producer on the documentary, while the other was a cinematographer, who claimed Affleck climbed into her bed and groped her as she slept.
Affleck, who denied the allegations, settled both lawsuits out of court that same year. The scandal, though, has resurfaced in recent months due to the actor’s critically-acclaimed performance in Manchester By The Sea. Some have questioned the lavish praise Affleck has been receiving given his alleged behavior with other professionals in the film industry.
Now, after winning at the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes (see photo above), Affleck was nominated for an Academy Award on Tuesday. That is not sitting well with Wu. In the first of several tweets, she wrote, “Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR! Bc good acting performance matters more than humanity, human integrity! Bc poor kid rly needs the help!”
The “Fresh Off The Boat” actress continued, “@TheAcademy congrats on not learning from the past! Congrats on reinforcing the BTS mistreatment of women in Hwood! Who cares rite? Go Casey!” She added, “Boys! BUY ur way out of trouble by settling out of court! Just do a good acting job, thats all that matters! bc Art isn’t about humanity, right?”
Wu further posted a typed statement arguing that “Casey Affleck’s win will be a nod to Trump’s” (see below). The ABC star also admitted, “I’ve been counseled not to talk about this for career’s sake. F my career then, I’m a woman & human first. That’s what my craft is built on.” As Gossip Cop reported, Wu previously spoke out against Matt Damon starring in The Great Wall, accusing the project of whitewashing.
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) January 24, 2017