Awkwafina is putting a condo on her wrist and cashing out of Twitter.
Over the weekend, the actress, who has been dragged on a regular basis for using AAVE and a blaccent over the years to further her career, issued a non-apology before announcing she was leaving the “ingrown toenail” that is Twitter.
In the statement posted on her Twitter account, Awkwafina wrote:
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 marginalized group.
But, I must emphasize: To mock, belittle, or be unking in any way possible at the expense of others is: Simply. Not. My. Nature. It never has, and it never was.
She went on to announce her exit from Twitter, which she referred to as an “ingrown toenail.”
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 apologize if I ever fell short, in anything I did. You’re in my heart always
To Clarify: 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!
See her original tweets below.
Awkwafina’s posts didn’t move the crowd.
Read a few Twitter reactions below.