Awkwafina quits twitter following cultural misappropriation
February 6, 2022
Asian-American Actress,Awkwafina released a statement that she is quitting Twitter following criticism of her use of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) and “Blaccent” in films, TV shows and music.
In a statement on Saturday, she said; “As a non-Black POC, I stand by the fact that I will always listen and work tirelessly to understand the history and context of AAVE, what is deemed appropriate or backwards toward the progress of ANY and EVERY marginalised group.
“But I must emphasise: To mock, belittle, or to be unkind in any way possible at the expense of others is: Simply. Not. My Nature. it never has, and it never was.”
“My immigrant background allowed me to carve an American identity off the movies and TV shows I watched, the children I went to public school with, and my undying love and respect for hip hop,” she said.
“I think, as a group, Asian Americans are still trying to figure out what that journey means for them.”
The Crazy Rich Asian star shared that she is quitting Twitter calling the app an “ingrown toenail”,ouch!
“Well, I’ll see you in a few years, Twitter – per my therapist. To my fans, thank you for continuing to love and support someone who wishes they could be a better person for you. I apologise if I ever fell short, in anything I did. You’re in my heart always.”
“I am retiring from the ingrown toenail that is Twitter. Not retiring from anything else, even if I wanted to, and I didn’t drunkenly hit someone with a shoehorn and now escaping as a fugitive. Also am avail on all other socials that don’t tell you to kill yourself!”