Awkwafina Quits Twitter


After years of being called out for using a "blaccent."

Asian-American actress Awkwafina's birth name is Nora Lum.

She has addressed criticism of her usage of African-American Vernacular English (AAVE).

In a post shared via Twitter Saturday, the 33-year-old Golden Globe-winner acknowledged the that:

"The historical context of the African American community in this country."

"And in life, linguistic acculturation, immigrant acculturation."

"And the inevitable passage of globalized internet slang all play a factor in the fine line between offense and pop culture."

"But 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 backward toward the progress of ANY and EVERY marginalized group."

"But I must emphasize: To mock, belittle, or to be unkind in any way possible at the expense of others is: Not. My. Nature. It never has, and it never was."

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