Awkwafina Addresses Her “Blaccent” Controversy

Written by on September 19, 2021

Awkwafina responded to the criticism she has confronted previously for utilizing a “blaccent,” in her movies, throughout a current interview whereas selling her new Marvel film, Shang-Chi. Probably the most high-profile instance of the accent she’s been referred to as out for utilizing is in 2018’s Loopy Wealthy Asians.

“Um, you understand, I’m open to the dialog,” she stated. “I feel it, you understand, it’s actually one thing that could be a little bit multi-faceted and layered, and so yeah.”

Awkwafina, Blaccent
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Some followers had been significantly irritated when a 2017 interview with Vice just lately resurfaced, by which, Awkwafina feedback on offensive accents.

“I refuse to do accents,” she stated on the time. “I’m not OK with somebody writing the Asian expertise for an Asian character. Like that’s annoying and I make it very clear, I don’t ever exit for auditions the place I really feel like I’m making a minstrel out of our individuals.”

Awkwafina broke by means of along with her look on MTV’s Woman Code. She’s gone on to star in a variety of fashionable movies together with Neighbors 2: Sorority RisingOcean’s 8, Loopy Wealthy AsiansJumanji: The Subsequent Degree, The Farewell, and Raya and the Final Dragon.

Take a look at Awkwafina’s response to the controversy under.

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