Three "HSM" movies and one nose job later, she released two albums -- "Headstrong" in 2007 and "Guilty Pleasure" in 2009 -- which did so-so on the charts.Now The Tis has turned her attention to behind the camera projects.So I’ve been seeing this piece being shared on social media over the weekend asking the question: Is it inconsistent that Constance Wu’s boyfriend is white considering her strong advocacy on the part of Asian Americans?For those requiring some more context regarding this question, Wu plays the role of the matriarch Jessica Huang on ABC’s series FRESH OFF THE BOAT and has emerged as one of the loudest public voices on issues of Asian American representation like calling out the trailer for the upcoming film THE GREAT WALL, which stars Matt Damon as a white dude in historical China who’s apparently leading the fight against some monsters and…whatever the fuck it is ’cause I can’t make heads or tails from that trailer.But I have been impressed by her outspokenness which is rare for Asian Americans in the industry who generally tend to not be so vocal for, among other reasons, fear of offending people in the industry and losing jobs.Wu doesn’t seem to care about that and has said as much. Which leads us back to the question of the day: does the fact that she have a white boyfriend negate her advocacy?
She also played the role of Nancy in a movie called College Road Trip in the year 2008 and critics also acclaimed this role.
She currently produces "Young and Hungry" on ABC Family.
She married her hubby, musician Christopher French, in 2014.
And yes, it was always an Asian American male student who hammered this point over and over.
Obviously, the stereotype of asexual Asian men was and a real issue–as is the continued media portrayal of Asian women as exotic love interests for white males–and all that should be addressed, but I never found those discussions to be genuinely productive since they usually stayed on the level of name calling and attacking Asian women and not much more.