Wu's objections stem from the two sexual harassment lawsuits Affleck settled out of court back in 2010.
Casey Affleck picked up a widely predicted Oscar nomination for his recent film Manchester By the Sea this week, but a few of his fellow stars are not happy with it!
Constance Wu, Heather Matarazzo and other Hollywood stars protested Affleck’s nomination on social media this week, in light of the sexual harassment suits brought against him several years ago by two female colleagues on the set of I’m Still Here in 2010.
Casey Affleck settled two sexual harassment lawsuits out of court in 2010
“Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR!” 34 year old Wu, known for her role in ‘Fresh Off the Boat’, tweeted shortly after the Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday (January 24th). “Bc good acting performance matters more than humanity, human integrity! Bc poor kid rly needs the help!”
41 year old Affleck, the younger brother of fellow actor Ben, denied all the allegations but settled the two lawsuits with his accusers out of court.
Subsequently, he has tried to downplay the lawsuits, telling Variety back in October last year: “People say whatever they want. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how you respond… I guess people think if you’re well-known, it’s perfectly fine to say anything you want. I don’t know why that is. But it shouldn’t be, because everybody has families and lives.”
However, some insiders are now predicting that Affleck's hopes of scooping the Best Actor Oscar might hinge on whether those allegations return to haunt him.
Men who sexually harass women 4 OSCAR! Bc good acting performance matters more than humanity,human integrity!Bc poor kid rly needs the help!— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) January 24, 2017
Wu continued: “Boys! BUY ur way out of trouble by settling out of court!” with no shortage of sarcasm. “Just do a good acting job, thats all that matters! bc Art isn’t about humanity, right?”
‘The Princess Diaries’ star Heather Matarazzo, and other celebrities voiced support for Wu’s stance on the issue. “So context matters,” Wu finished. “Because in acting, human life matters. It’s why art exists. I know it’s just an award but I guess I’m in this career, not for awards, but because the treatment of human life matters to me. So I stand the f**k up for it.”