What did Awkwafina say? ‘Shang Chi’ star AAVE controversy explained

What did Awkwafina say? ‘Shang Chi’ star AAVE controversy explained: A controversy on Twitter is not a new thing as many celebs join and many celebs delete their accounts. Awkwafina is not an admirer of the Twitter community and declared her departure from the platform after narrating the “Blaccent” controversy she has been associated with for years. After years of being alleged to use African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) in her roles, the actress finally release a lengthy statement on the matter. On Saturday, 5th February 2022, the rapper-turned-comedian and actress tweeted: Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com


What did Awkwafina say?

“But as a non-black ROC, I stand by the fact that I will always listen and work faithfully to comprehend the history and context of AAVE, which is considered appropriate or backward toward the progress of ANY and EVERY marginalized group.” The actress further added that “I must emphasize: To mock, denigrate, 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.”

Awkwafina Responds To Critics After Being Blurted Over The Usage Of “Blaccent”

After her breakthrough roles in the year 2018 with movies like Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8, the actress, whose actual name is Nora Lum, faced several controversies with “cultural appropriation” and the use of AAVE. Even prior to the release of Crazy Rich Asians, Lum had been blurted for acting with characteristics that are present in the Black community, for her role as Peik Lin Goh.

In one of her dialogues, the character of the film stated: ” But you can not swerve. No, chickens are bi****s, dude! You are not a chicken. You gonna roll up to that marriage, you gon be like, “Bawk Bawk, bi**h!”

After 2 years, Bettina Makalintal, in her piece for Vice stated “As she borrowed from the Black culture in order to make a name or fame for herself, the lady born Nora Lum performed a series of racial stereotypes for clout and coolness.”

The 33-year-old Awkwafina has faced the same criticism going back to her past as a musical rapper, for which she was also alleged of appropriating African-American culture. The actress clarified that she owned the “sociopolitical context” and the “historical context” of AAVE. Awkwafina also said that dominant groups have often robbed the African-American culture of financial gains sans any respect towards its origin.

She embroidered that her “American identity” is based on films and TV shows, as well as her interaction with individuals since her childhood. She stated that “I think as a group, Asian-Americans are still attempting to figure out what that voyage means for them, what is correct, and where they do not belong.”


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