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Comments for New Marvel Star Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Fans Plan ‘Shang-Chi’ Boycott

awkwafina as katy in marvel shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings character poster

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256 Comments

  1. Serious Lee

    “Three people on Twitter who probably don’t like superhero movies in the first place have accused Awkwafina of cultural appropriation! Time to write an article about how fans everywhere are planning to boycott the film!”

    1. VDog

      I mean, it’s called desperation. Squeezing something out of nothing to try to create a sizzling scandal in hopes of story clicks. It’s the REAL sad part of all this. A few pathetic people on Twitter who probably complain about the sky being blue get a fantastical story created and attention on them which is EXACTLY what we were thought NEVER to do with spoiled children throwing a tantrum. And yet, here we are. SMH.

      1. VDog

        *taught

        1. Stephen Swiatecki

          Yeah making something out of nothing. I’m gonna seeing and enjoy it . Children stop whining about everything.

          1. YoureBoringMe

            I for one, will be boycotting insidethemagic for their incessant and obnoxious clickbating. Get a real job.

            1. Unfortunately, Black Twitter is apparently blowing up over this. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

        2. James

          How did that work out for them? Not well as the movie has been doing pretty damn well in the theaters. Screw these cancel culture morons. She grew up in Queens in an area with people that speak similar to that and at times it comes out more. Idiots

          1. Wiley Jacskson

            Sorry but she grew in a part of Queens with 2% African American; she’s made her career through minstrelsy, full stop.

      2. Winx

        Oh thank god everyone commenting has more common sense than the author of the article.

        To the author of the article, please don’t write anything else.

      3. Tania B.

        This article is so annoying. The backlash is annoying. She is from Queens. You will hear this sound all over. Give me a break. Lunacy.

      4. LISTEN UP….Do NOT PUNISH the Other ASIAN ACTORS for Your BEEF Against ONE. NOONE Owns PEOPLE’ ACCENTS…MANNERISM’S. GET a LIFE. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

        1. Wiley Jacskson

          That’s hilarious because by her own account Awkwafina won’t do Asian accents even though she is Asian American… but she will do a stereotype of what she thinks an African American accent sounds like when she’s not African American. If it’s not about ownership then I wonder how she or you, would react to an African American comedian doing an offensive Asian accent and mannerisms a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s I. Y. Yunioshi?

      5. Joo Hyun

        I am so glad people are smart enough to catch on and see what Tasker is trying to do. She is probably a racist who can’t stand to see asians being portrayed as heroes in a movie. It would’ve been slightly more believable if this notion came from an asian writer. Tasker is a hater and it’s unfortunate she is using false assumption and deception to stir up hatred. Tasker is the evil villian in real life that we need to eliminate from this world. when you give an imbecile a pen, this is what happens.

      6. Jon

        I’m Tired of anti Asian BS

        1. Wiley Jacskson

          We’re tired of that as the go-to excuse to overlook Asian American anti-Blackness; if Asian accents are off limits for Awkwafina then her blaccent is even more inexcusable.

    2. BOB

      Isn’t the point of the article that this actress is boxed in by her own hypocrisy? She is the one who was saying actors should only pretend to be characters who are like themselves? (In other words forbidden from really acting).

      Of course that’s if this article is accurate at all .. it may be misrepresenting her thoughts .. leftist sites tend to present jokes as literal statements.

      1. CJ

        The main point here: she IS being herself. She was born and raised in Long Island and probably speaks the same way everybody else in her neighborhood did. Why is it popular for people to cry about stuff that has nothing to do with them. Did any of them whine when Shawn and Marlon put out that “White Chicks” garbage? No, because it was making fun of people totally different than them (which seems to be cool with them).

        1. Beaux

          They wanna come for her then they gotta play other side of that game too and go for the Wu Tang Clan LOL.

          1. NHGUaV NAEJ

            You do know that those voicing these complaints are not black, right?

            1. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

          2. Tev

            Good point

        2. Melissa Konczal

          Agreed 100%

      2. Bob. Oh, Bob…

        Please explain how Awkwafina boxed herself in w/her own hypocrisy?

        Where oh where did she even barely insinuate,
        much less outright claim/say ‘actors should only pretend to be characters who are like themselves’ (In other words forbidden from acting) b/c it’s sure as hell not from the the attached article???

        The lone question now is are you a newbreed sociopath Repub or simply lonely and delusional? Is it both?

        Would it be going out on a limb to suggest, based upon your outrageous & vapid comment that you are most likely a non-vaccinated MAGA Moron cult member who, if accurate, is likely racist too?

        It is the total lack of critical thinking ability that gives you and your ilk away.

        Your feigned offense is as likely to be as real as your interest is in seeing a Marvel film’s new to the screen story line and its non-white characters.

        It’s never too late to want to change, Bob. Really.

        Bob. Oh, Bob…

        Please explain how Awkwafina boxed herself in w/her own hypocrisy?

        Where oh where did she even barely insinuate,
        much less outright claim/say ‘actors should only pretend to be characters who are like themselves’ (In other words forbidden from acting) b/c it’s sure as hell not from the the attached article???

        The lone question now is are you a newbreed sociopath Repub or simply lonely and delusional? Is it both?

        Would it be going out on a limb to suggest, based upon your outrageous & vapid comment that you are most likely a non-vaccinated MAGA Moron cult member who, if accurate, is likely racist too?

        It is the total lack of critical thinking ability that gives you and your ilk away.

        Your feigned offense is as likely to be as real as your interest is in seeing a Marvel film’s new to the screen story line and its non-white characters.

        It’s never too late to want to change, Bob. Really.

        1. Anon

          Ignore him, Bob. This guy is a stooge.

        2. Daniel Betz

          There we go! A lunatic in the comments making everything political and insinuating others are probably racist because of their politics. When in fact the only racist one is you. You see everything through a prison race and everything is offensive. People like you are the problem. Cancel culture is stupid and cultural appropriation isn’t a thing. So take your hateful b.s. Somewhere else.

        3. Betty white

          Wow time to put the phone down and go outside to calm down. I think it’s time for a timeout. You super Leftiesget right worked up and emotional when you don’t see an opinion that agrees with yours. It’ll be ok tho. Just go get your sippy cup and blanket and wait for the temper tantrum to subside. If that doesn’t work Mayne your Mommy will give you a hug

          1. Melanie Durham

            😂🤣😂🤣you took the words right out of my mouth!

        4. lee

          Um, she disavowed any Asian role with any accents (under any context, apparently) but rose to fame by rapping or speaking with a black accent. I saw Crazy Rich Asians, and if her character was white, she would have been blasted by the usual crowd.

          She’s either a hypocrite or hung by her own woke petard. And it’s indeed becoming more common to see the mob cancel one of their own. It’s the nature of the mob work, to be honest.

          The MAGA types aren’t going to care that Awkwafina sings in a black accent. They don’t care if a white person sell burritos or wear afros. It’s the wokesters that make issues out of this. Awwakfina is a nobody and I wouldn’t even have known about this “controversy” is black twitter wasn’t up in arms over it.

          1. Oh, really? No one is blasting Eminem or Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber. A nobody? She’s a big movie star and a Golden Globe nominee. You’re the nobody.

            1. Tev

              Good point.

        5. Jim. Oh, Jim...

          Wow, John, oh John, that’s a lot of angry words to say “Yeah, Bob, she’s a hypocrite and I’m annoyed you pointed out her hypocrisy.”

        6. Melanie Durham

          Is this a song you just wrote? If so, it’s stupid

      3. JERRY YEE

        Fck those twitter idiots. Support the movie everyone. End of story.

      4. Jamie E Johnson

        She probably does just talk like that if she’s from queens. And isn’t doing affects and accents just ya know… Acting lol. Damn if these crazy ppl could stop and realize that what they are trying to create is the same kind of dystopian country you world read about in 1984 or brave new world. And they preach any fascism but pro communism, and socialism. It’s just like arguing with my 13yr old that thinks he knows everything , more than anyone else and had every answer while he literally doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

      5. Eskimofo

        Who is boycotting the movie??! A few idiots on Twitter??? Give me a break. What a terrible article

        1. Unfortunately, Black Twitter is apparently blowing up over this. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

      6. Jsgej

        Diversity in white countries was a mistake.

        1. Paul Emmit

          Why did white people even colonize America? Should of left it to the real owners – Natives.

    3. Angeln

      The fact that they are saying she is speaking with a Blaccent” is just as cringe as the scene in Blackkklansman where David Duke is explaining the differences in how white men speak versus men of color.
      It’s a Queens accent. Never knew cultures had accents but apparently ignorance does.

      1. Xavier

        I don’t like Akwafina because the moment she blew up in Hollywood her ‘natural accent’ just magically disappeared. Ain’t that something? I just laugh at the hypocrisy of her not ever wanting to do an exaggerated Asian accent but was perfectly ok doing an exaggerated blaccent for years to build her rap career lol.

        1. Awkaminstrel

          Exactly. The proof is there that her BLACCENT was never her natural accent. Those defending her at any cost of course will refuse to acknowledge it. She’s been doing her satirical minstrel show for years as an Asian “rapper”. Now she finally ggets actual fame and all of a sudden she has ethics. NOT WATCHING.

          1. Jack

            Hey dummy, New York schools allow students from black neighborhoods to attend school in other parts of the city . Parents are allowed to select where in the city they want their kids to go to school. The People who know nothing about NYC shouldn’t talk on it.

        2. Jack

          There is no such thing as a “blaccent.” It doesn’t exist and you are racist for even saying that.

      2. Ray

        Todays generation tend to be offended by every little thing in life

        1. Unfortunately, it’s not just young people. Black Twitter is apparently blowing up over this. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

      3. Blaccent, is that how obama talks in front of a large group of black folks then talks like he is white in front of the camera when giving a world wide speech? Stupid people!

        1. D. T

          Good one & I totally agree 🤣👏🏼🤣😆

        2. Melanie Durham

          I think you are correct!

      4. CommonSense

        You never knew different cultures have different accents but you’re calling someone else ignorant??? Do you know what a culture is? Clearly not.

      5. AJ

        Blaccent is a misnomer. She uses AAVE when it suits her, that has nothing to do with her Queens accent and she isn’t from a predominantly black area so that’s not her real speech pattern.

        1. Jack

          Hey dummy, New York schools allow students from the black neighborhoods to other parts of the city for school. parents are allowed to select where in the city they want their kids to go to school. The People who know nothing about NYC shouldn’t talk on it.

    4. Jj

      He just has no cure for stupid. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture good grief. Please cancel culture people I bet they eat foods that aren’t strictly their heritage.

    5. Lawrence Alan Tate

      It’s some silly s**t ain’t it?

    6. These people really need to get a life I swear! I saw this feed and I was like,”WTF?” I love Awkwafina & I’m a brutha & don’t feel the least disrespected! Some folks really need to take their’azz back to work & get up from the damn computer eat’n Cheetos & gossiping!

      1. D. T

        🤣👏🏼🤣👏🏼🤣👏🏼

    7. Lol

      Exactly this.

    8. GH

      Yes!

      1. Mera

        I think the problem people have with her is that she doesn’t really speak this way. Like someone mentioned, it’s an act that she used to build fame. The Wayans built fame as Black men using AAVE, not White women being upitty. White Chicks is a movie about being imposters, that’s why it’s funny. You saw who they really were at some point in the film. Wayans as Black FBI agents pretending to be White, then black agents again. And when not acting, they’re Shawn and Marlon Wayans, two black men. Nora, an Asian woman from uppity Astoria, didn’t take off her blaccent mask until she built her fame. Now she’s just Nora pretending to be a woman with a blaccent named Awkwafina. It’s insulting to some because many thought she was truly being herself. But she was a poser, just putting on a show.

        1. Jack

          Hey dummy, New York schools allow students from black neighborhoods to attend school in other parts of the city . Parents are allowed to select where in the city they want their kids to go to school. So yeah, she grew up around that accent and it IS a Queens accent. The People who know nothing about NYC shouldn’t talk on it.

  2. Rob Kirk

    Cultural appropriation – what an interesting affliction. Where would people be without cultural appropriation? EVERYONE uses culturally appropriated stuff. It’s human nature. Give it a rest. Or would you rather go back to an unmixed racial/ethnic authentic time. Say pre-1600’s for everybody. When you mix & mingle people from ALL walks of life, the best culture points (from ANY culture) should survive. It’s called evolution.

    1. Joe

      So everyone is guilty of cultural appropriation. So everyone should wear what their ancestors did. Blacks should wear loin cloths

      1. Laer

        That logic leap to “blacks should wear loin cloths” is one of the stupidest I’ve heard in a long time.

        1. D. T

          Agreed

      2. Cracker

        And whites should wear pig skin shoes and not bathe. Wait white people don’t bathe anyway..while Africans where in their loincloths chilling in Africa you white people in Europe were eating potatoes and dealing with plagues because you would throw your poopoo buckets into the same streets you walk on

        1. Jack

          None of that is accurate. You are just an imbecile who believes that all life started in Africa when it definitely didn’t.

      3. Odori

        Even if the criticism of awkwardness were valid, why the H*ll would you boycot a movie just because you don’t like on of the actors? Seriously, people, do you know how many people worked on this film (thousands) whose future income will be affected by its success (or lack thereof)? And you’re going to punish ALL of them because you don’t like something about ONE of Them? SERIOUSLY???? What is WRONG with you people? Grow up, will you please?

        1. Odori

          Sorry for the typos (stupid autocorrect – that should read “awkwafina”). There doesn’t seem to be a way to edit your posts here.

    2. John Farris

      You absolutely nailed it, Rob Kirk!

      This exact sentiment is one that has been on my mind for weeks now.

      The faster we as a species become a completely mixed race or at least have a highly significant majority that is, the more likely we will work together to save our planet and minimize large scale Wars… which is needed as the global pipeline of new weapon systems that are tech enabled game changers in accuracy, efficiency & deadliness are coming on-line soon and constantly for the next couple of decades.

      That combined with a move away f/tolerance of ANY Religion Extremists & Fanatics (ideally secularism). Though, all religions do not have the same reflection in the mirror; e.g. Hinduism or Buddhism & Conservative Islam are not comparable in terms of danger to all of us, including and especially peaceful, moderate Muslims.

  3. Wow eee

    Some of those tweets have a whopping two likes. Way to make something seem like a much bigger deal than it actually is. Blocking this site so I never read from it again.

    1. Unfortunately, Black Twitter is apparently blowing up over this. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

  4. Chris

    Seriously…. this world gets too hyper focused on the voice and opinion of a singular person. Let’s look up every sentence that any of us have said, anywhere in our lives, and see who comes out with a “clean slate”. We’ve all said stuff in “poor taste”, if this even qualifies. We don’t need to crucify everyone over every single thing they say. It’s a friggin movie. Go see it if you want to be entertained, don’t if you don’t like that style of movie. But, don’t get wrapped up in every person’s entire history. I’m sure the camera person said something off color, and one of the graphic designers goes to strip clubs on the weekends, but I’m not going to boycott those people’s work. Everyone needs to chill… and these articles… need to stop being written…. giving louder voices to those that don’t need to be heard!

    1. Maria

      YUP

    2. D. T

      💥 Bam 💥

  5. Ray

    Has she said anything awful and racist towards blacks? If not then I don’t care. There’s more important things to worry about.

    1. JW

      AHH ! …. Why don’t all you clowns planning on boycotting an Asian doing a “Dirtbag ACCENT” , get a life ….. As a matter of fact …, I’m going to see the movie 3 times … Once for the Drama Queens who so emulate all the Female Clown politicians ( The Squad , Pelosi and Warren ) . Once for people in general who like to emulate dirtbags in general…. And once for myself , just because you “F”Ing sheep follow each other off a cliff

      1. Ajay75

        I wonder if you can h hear my eyes rolling at your comment. They’re rolling pretty damned hard.

        1. Ranndy Burnside

          I hope that Racist sexist dirtbag can hear you. Someone should show him the door.

      2. D. T

        🤣🤣🤣 Good one 🤣🤣🤣

      3. N. Ong

        I absolutely hate these kinds of articles. They write these specifically pinning blacks against Asians. I’m tired of constantly being told by the media that I have to be in disagreement with black people. I’m tired of being told that only one race can be right and that we can never get along.

      4. Captain America

        You clearly didn’t read his comment of him stating he does NOT care about anything you just said, and that there are better things to worry about. Jesus christ, you have an IQ below 60.

    2. Lessa Manzambi

      I mean there a reason why us black ppl (not blacks) are not tolerant if these small things because once allow a small thing then there’s so many other things ppl do yo disrespect u. U do t have to say something directly racsit towards a black person for it to be disrespectful just like I dont have to say something directly racist towards asain ppl for me to still be disrespectful. I understand why some were upset because often times ppl use a blaccent as a means to up their career while a lot of black ppl are called unprofessional and ratchet and dumb for speaking in that manner. We ate often demonized for it. But the movie is not hers so I can watch it

    3. John Farris

      The below sentiment is one that has been on my mind for weeks now.

      The faster we as a species become a completely mixed race or at least have a highly significant majority that is, the more likely we will work together to save our planet and minimize large scale Wars… which is needed as the global pipeline of new weapon systems that are tech enabled game changers in accuracy, efficiency & deadliness are coming on-line soon and constantly for the next couple of decades.

      That combined with a move away f/tolerance of ANY Religion Extremists & Fanatics (ideally secularism). Though, all religions do not have the same reflection in the mirror; e.g. Hinduism or Buddhism & Conservative Islam are not comparable in terms of danger to all of us, including and especially peaceful, moderate Muslims.

  6. BlackAsian

    This is how the Whites win – set the Blacks and Asians against each other! Good work folks! (And while you’re at it, don’t wear White masks and don’t get the White vaccine!)

    1. Ranndy Burnside

      Exactly, crazy people.

    2. Kitty Flipper

      “…how the whites win.” 1) You think whites are “winning”?! Wake up! 2) I grew up in Hawaii, and lived in different countries in SE Asia for over a decade. Whites are a minority in all those areas, and have NEVER had a hand in creating Asians’ dislike for blacks. You should know this already if you are an American Asian-African. EVERY body shuns you if you’re not female.

    3. Dadbod

      Oh no! What a huge amount of the American population. If these two groups fight, the whites will certainly dominate.

  7. Mike Honcho

    I wasn’t all that excited about this movie, but if it offends the woketards, I’ll definitely watch it.

    1. D. T

      🤣👏🏼🤣👏🏼🤣👏🏼💥

  8. Shar

    Nobody would have a problem if a black personality raised in Queens NY has a “black” accent. So why is there a problem if an Asian who was raised there, obviously hung around black people and ended up talking like them? I’m black and because I attended predominantly white schools have been accused by black people of having a “white” voice!!! Really??? I never used slang, didn’t really curse or like rap music. That’s just a result of association. My husband left the USA when he was around 8, his family moved(dad in Air Force) and lived in several countries but spent middle school through high school in England, when he came back to USA for college he HAD a strong British accent. It took him a while to change and now he’s been back here for over 20 years, but it still comes out often. And what’s so funny is he says he didn’t even realize it til he came to the USA and black people accused him of faking. I’m gonna watch the movie!!!! Stop this!!!! All she’s done is capitalize on her voice!!!

    1. Ranndy Burnside

      Amen! And pas the popcorn.

    2. Lessa Manzambi

      I mean I think the issue is because she doesn’t usually talk like that. Only when she needs or wants to

      1. Awkaminstrel

        Your whole comment is based on the FALSE premise that her blaccent was natural because she was raised in Queens. She doesnt and never has naturally spoken with a b!accent (so called Queens accent).

        1. How do you know this? Did you grow up with her? Do you know where she hung out or who she hung out with? She’s a rapper. Do you go after Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber too?

    3. D. T

      My ex husband had a similar upbringing. He’s Afro American and ended up in England. Came back with British accent and was TOLD/MADE TO DROP IT in school. He speak clean and Beautiful English and know longer has his British accent (which I Love and adore & wish he kept) but his school & society MADE HIM CHANGE IT, not him 😢😢😢

  9. RF

    Now I will absolutely see the film, no matter how terrible it may be…

    1. D. T

      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  10. Ajay75

    This is so stupid, it hurts. “Cultural Appropriation” is the most B.S. invented offence… ever, I’d have to say. People have always ‘borrowed’ from other cultures. It’s not offensive, except to people who literally live to be offended, often FOR OTHER PEOPLE. Now THAT’S some appropriation!

  11. Chi L Ho

    yeah if you got a problem with Nora Lum take (cancel) everyone one down. good job woke mob!

  12. Steve

    OK first of all, “cultural appropriation” isn’t a real thing. Secondly there’s no such thing as a “blackcent”Those people are just speaking English incorrectly.An accent is when you say words that sound differently but are correct. The way black people speak isn’t an accent because they use the wrong words and improper grammar. And lastly, if cultural appropriation IS A real thing, then black people are only allowed to have black hair.

    1. Dick Tracy

      All action movies should all stop doing martial arts since its asian cultural appropriation then right!! imagine black panther not doing martial arts.. o yeah black must be appropriating asian culture too

    2. Lessa Manzambi

      This comment is so off. If u knew the history behind why a lot of black ppl on America speak the way they do then u would be humbled. It goes all the way back to slave days and segregation where african Americans had yo find their own way of speaking and also their identity. And it’s also very country. A lot of ppl around the world may speak incorrectly to YOU but that’s called an accent. For example the Irish or ppl that come from diffrent cities in America. I suggest u do research on aave (african American vernacular English)and cultural appropriation is very real. Till this day we are still fighting to have our natural hair of our african hairstyles accepted even in school or the workplace because its deemed unprofessional. I myself am from african parents and gave been bullied and called names for having african hairstyles. Some schools would cut out ur hair. Some places u couldn’t find a job. Just because ur hair was not like white ppl. Yet in America there is this odd thing where ppl that used to hate black ppl now all of a sudden want to listen to our music, look like us by getting the same hair colonizers used to cut out of our head, getting their bodies done like that of the stereotypical latina/black woman,getting lip fillers and darkening their skin sometimes to the point where they don’t look their race. They profit off of it while ppl that are born black are still looked down upon for just being black. Called ghetto for having thick lips and big butts. I personally was bullied severely for these things but suddenly everything black looks hood when a white person or a non black person does it. Every thing we do ir created weather it be music,art ,inventions fashion Some how ppl find a way to erase us and not give us credit and pretend like it came out of the sky. Just like it would be disrespectful If I a african Canadian girl decided to do asain accents and started doing things from the asain culture in a way to profit off of it. Cultural appropriation is a very deep subject that affects a lot of black ppl. Some ppl will litteraly speak like a stereotypical black person or do braids or other black things and still be racist towards black ppl. Makes no sense. Our hair has a specific texture and sometimes needs to be braided in a way that protects our hair. Also in the slave days Aves would go cornrows to hide rice in-between the hair so they would not starve and be able yo eat something layer. So it’s weird when a Tiffany decides fhe wants african hairstyles. Because first it’s not good for non-black ppls hair. Ur hair will fall out. Because it’s not meant to support that weight or pulling. And it doesn’t even hold in their hair so it takes a lot of effort to get it to even work. There so many things to learn on this. U suggest u do research

      1. Dadbod

        Yeah, no it’s not. It’s just a bunch of slang that sounds silly.

        Also, rednecks sounds silly when they talking broken bastardized English.

        It’s not an accent. It’s a culturally popular way of differentiating yourself by purposely mingling language. That’s all.

      2. You mean like the way Asian people are made fun of for the way we look, the clothes we wear, the way we talk, and the food we eat, but then non-Asian people do martial arts, get tattoos of Chinese characters, and wear traditional Asian outfits and suddenly it’s cool?

    3. D. T

      😃👍🏼 EXACTLY

  13. BOB

    What twisted webs we weave

    1. J Niko

      Correct.

  14. Paula

    I am tired of all this dirt pushing. All I have to say is, “If you slate is TOTALLY clean, then you can point fingers. Otherwise leave people alone if it hasn’t physically hurt you.” I would say everyone has done something in the past that today would not be politically correct.

  15. Dominic

    Can we boycott anyone that whines about cultural appropriation from this point going forward.

    1. D. T

      🤣👍🏼🤣👍🏼🤣👍🏼 I’m in 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  16. Cody

    For once, white people have nothing to do with it. I can go watch the movie guilt free.

    1. Lessa Manzambi

      What?

      1. I think it’s a comment on how lately (last couple of years) white people have been demonetized or accused of similar stuff by media/news. So it’s nice to see the negative attention not directed at them this time. That’s just my guess though.

  17. Jessica

    Only thing racist in this situations are the people thinking all black people talk the same

    1. Ikr. That’s what I’m saying

      1. Wil

        I find this so funny. People are on about someone speaking like a group of people that they aren’t a part…REALLY!?
        Somebody was bored and had nothing else to do. I think it’s a little late too start worrying about this now, it’s been going on for decades. From the hand gestures to the rolling of the neck (which is still funny watching some of you giving yourselves whiplash). For the record, most black people do not talk like one another. Ken Jeong has been doing this in his movies for years. This too shall pass.

        1. Unfortunately, Black Twitter is apparently blowing up over this. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

    2. Spiderboy

      That might be the most intelligent comment on this website

    3. Dadbod

      So you’re arguing with black Twitter about what they consider black?

      How white of you.

      1. She has a point though, think of how many black people have been accused of talking “white” even by their own people for speaking definitely then them. Isn’t it racist or at least akin to it to assume blacks all talk the same? so anyone speaking similar must be stealing from them and any blacks speaking differently by default must be copying white peoples way of speaking? It’s just another unnecessary dividing factor.

        1. Yep, that’s just the “crabs in a barrel” mentality. The ignorant hate on other black people that they deem to be whitewashed or too uppity. You see similar things happening in other minority communities too, even if it’s to a lesser extent. Growing up, I got called a banana.

    4. Right?! I never really thought anything wrong with her voice just figured she came from Brooklyn or somewhere like that.

  18. Ngl, “blaccent“ is probably one of the dumbest phrases I’ve ever heard of. There’s no such thing as “talking black.”, it’s just talking. Man, people doing anything to hate on each other.

  19. Spiderboy

    This has to be coming from Losers who’ve been sitting at home the past year getting paid unemployment and just wanna complain about sh!t. I mean seriously, the lady was Born in New York, raised in Queens and first caught attention from Rapping, that’s how she talks ya dumb muts! Wow, go get a Job!

  20. Jason

    Nothing for nothing, but, doesn’t everybody use some form of black slang/vernacular in their everyday conversations? And last I checked, black people were, and should be, proud of that. I swear, just because people have an outlet to voice their opinions, doesn’t mean they should, or assume that anyone wants to hear it. SMH

    1. Kubo

      Naw, that’s dumb. I’m asian. Awkwafina seems chill.

    2. Tony

      The problem is that people like or steel black culture but they don’t like, value, or respect black people. Best case example is the tik tok boycott. White teens stole black teens dance moves. Get a 15 million dollar contract of stolen dance moves. Never gives credit or mentions she’s stolen dances. Then proceeds to steal more dances until black people boycotted. Which is why you haven’t seen any new tik tok dance videos recently.

      1. Dadbod

        You can’t steal dance moves. You can only imitate them.

        You also can’t steal culture. That’s a ridiculous monetization of a habit.

  21. Jason

    I’m from nyc and I can tell you her accent is toooo much like an act she’s not even from a part of queens that is black or low income for example imagine a person who grew up in beverly hills with a east la mexican accent

    1. JF

      The below sentiment is one that has been on my mind for weeks now.

      The faster we as a species become a completely mixed race or at least have a highly significant majority that is, the more likely we will work together to save our planet and minimize large scale Wars… which is needed as the global pipeline of new weapon systems that are tech enabled game changers in accuracy, efficiency & deadliness are coming on-line soon and constantly for the next couple of decades.

      That combined with a move away f/tolerance of ANY Religion Extremists & Fanatics (ideally secularism). Though, all religions do not have the same reflection in the mirror; e.g. Hinduism or Buddhism & Conservative Islam are not comparable in terms of danger to all of us, including and especially peaceful, moderate Muslims.

  22. Dipthong

    Isnt woke racial identity wonderful.
    Game isn’t over until everyone hates everyone else and the last person offended wins.

  23. Something different

    Her voice is annoying AF anyways

  24. Zz

    Keyboard Social Justice Warrior Problems.

    Mom! Meatloaf!

    1. Dadbod

      You reap what you sow.

      She’s a person who got her place by weaponizing her cultural identity unfairly and ridiculously. It makes sense that the same kind of person that she is would come for her.

  25. Miya

    Is it me or is everything these days turning into a battle of racism that is really not needed.
    Honestly last time I checked we all bleed red. Who cares how someone talks. I am a Californian that lives in the Pacific Northwest and sometimes have a southern accent thanks to have a grand parent that is from the south; I will say things like “darlin”.
    The way that people talk is due to their environment and how and where they grew up. Heck even other countries have words in their language that sound inappropriate in English. But someone hears the word and starts jumping to conclusions without looking up the word in said language and sew what the person I’d truly saying.
    I went on a bit of a rant, the point is people need to stop jumping to conclusions and being so flipping politically correct .

  26. Robert Brown

    Ive never liked her , she’s fake as hell she changes her voice in everything she does she tries to talk like a dude and all sorts of annoying crap , I can’t see how anyone likes her she’s prob only became famous because she cried race

    1. Ajay75

      It’s called acting. Lots of actors use different affects in the way they speak in different roles. FYI, ‘acting’ means it is inherently fake. It’s literally the job. She’s famous because she’s funny, and evidently she has a music career, but I don’t know much about that.

    2. D

      You, my friend, are rockin that extra chromosome magnificently.

  27. Ranndy Burnside

    It’s trash, it’s just trash.

  28. Nothanks

    This is dumb as hell being that I have seen with my own eyes that there are a lot of …other races claiming to be asian. They even advertise as such .

  29. Brett Smith

    Screw these woke joke punks. I just love how all these wanna be culturally appropriate haters don’t have the ability to get over themselves and live and let live. Akwafina cracks me up on her show Nora from Queens.
    Sincerely
    White Dude who don’t give AF about woke feelings.

  30. Jj

    There is just no cure for stupid. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture good grief. Please cancel culture. I bet they eat foods that aren’t strictly their heritage.

  31. F O

    I’m going to go see it 30 times. So there.

  32. Dshot59

    Waaaaa waaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Kyle

    Whatever happened to the “Melting Pot” ? Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, right?

  34. Andrew Floyd

    Cultural appropriation is NOT a thing and people practicing this socially toxic concept need therapy.

    1. Tony

      No it is a thing. Its just wrongly applied in this situation. Culture appropriation happens a lot. From music to entertainment. But this example isn’t one of them.

  35. Amaya

    I grew up in Jackson,,MS and had the same accusation thrown at me. I had to correct people,no I’m not a white person speaking black, I’m speaking with a deep south MS accent.

  36. Jay

    I’m very sorry that nobody in the comments agrees with your article.

    I don’t either. As a British guy who grew up in Africa and returned as an adult, which culture am I appropriating? Given I tend to sound half of each on average, would it be both?

    Do they cancel each other out? Do I even exist?

    1. Steve

      I agree. As a Chinese guy with Chinese parents born and raised in Jamaica, my speech sometimes incorporates a bit of Patois and is accented. What about my parents who speak full out? Are they cultural appropriating too?

  37. Thad Chadwick

    Imagine caring about cultural appropriation. We live in a global society, get over it lol

  38. L

    Bwahahahaha

  39. Cj

    I think she was saying she doesn’t do a fake Asian accent. I just love her and I plan on watching the movie it looks great.

  40. Fuzzubat23

    Blaccwnt, really? Who made up this latest BS term? It’s called ebonics, always has been, always will be. Oh yeah, and who cares? Get a hobby.

    1. D. T

      Ebonics, I remember hearing that word growing up as a child/teenager back in the 70’s & 80’s. That’s the Correct term, but it’s the New Crybaby Children of TODAY who are Constantly crying out “NNOT POLITICALLY CORRECT.” I have NEVER HEARD of this statement being so much and so easily used in these past several years. It’s Ridiculous.

      1. It is now called African American Vernacular English. Unfortunately, Black Twitter is apparently blowing up over this. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

  41. Mnjo

    So Larry the Cable Guy who is not from the South but has a very Southern drawl is that okay

  42. R

    “Fans”

  43. Nathan

    It’s just pissy Twitter people.. everyone has learned to ignore them lmao they don’t matter

  44. Derrick Lowrance

    Folks don’t want to see the flick, stay the f*** home.
    I’m a Black Man who really loves Akwafinas style and energy. She is refreshing, and she reminds me of what America was supposed to be one day, a melting pot. It feels good when cultures blend. I love things Asian. Will someone try to cancel me when I wear my quilted jacket or yin yang t-shirts outside?
    I hope this backfires and she shoots to super stardom.

  45. I actually *do* care about someone being hypocritical … but while that might be enough to have me not SEEK OUT Awkwafina’s work, I would only skip the movie if this movie itself was building upon cultural disrespect.

    It’s not.

    Also, as someone else pointed out, that tweet that said no one is going hasn’t even been supported much on Twitter (still only 8 likes) so this article’s title is misleading.

    Looking forward to seeing Michelle Yeoh again.

    1. Unfortunately, Black Twitter is apparently blowing up over this. Check out misogynist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-Semitic, and xenophobic hatemonger Tariq Nasheed and his followers on Instagram and Twitter. They’re attacking Awkwafina and calling for a boycott of Shang-Chi and saying all kinds of racist things about Asian people.

  46. Jeff Davis

    So if you look at this from the inverse perspective, this is basically a bunch of non-black people assuming that this is how we black people speak, acting as if the black community is a monolith.

    Furthermore, apparently our vernacular is now an “accented” English.

    Here’s a tip to all the ultra woke perpetually offended… STOP TRYING TO STAND UP FOR US! Your racism is showing!

  47. Mack

    Slow news day.

    1. Amelia crowell

      Ignorance knows no bounds. Asian’s getting hate black getting hate native American’s getting hate it is an old argument. Instead of passing judgment on others work on yourselves 🙄

  48. Joseph Soonsin Lee

    Going to theater, no, but that is because of pandemic. I still bought two tickets on opening day to support the movie.

    1. D. T

      🥳🎉😃👍🏼 Bravo. I miss going to our local AMC. Went every week when a new movie came out & even sometimes Twice a week with $6.00 Tuesdays, but with this Covid still lining around, Nope not yet.

  49. Elena

    Definitely watching this movie. I’m a huge fan of Awkwafina! Disappointing to see her own people don’t support her….thats shameful and it shows how shallow they really are. Keep up the great work Awkwafina and always be true to who you are! ❤

    1. JB

      I will definitely be watching it as millions of other marvel fans. Anyone boycotting will be falling on a double edged sword and doubt will gain much traction.
      Awkwafina has a number of fans regardless of this article.

  50. Carl

    Damn thought we were supposed to stop Asian hate. And all those Twitter people are hating on an Asian for an accent. Jimmy kimmel did black face and didn’t get as much hate as this Asian actress.

  51. Steve

    Fake controversy. I don’t like Aquafina for a variety of reasons (I don’t think she’s funny) but cultural appropriation isn’t one of them. This blame game of cultural appropriation needs stop.

  52. John

    No one is boycotting this movie it’s just that simple

    1. D. T

      Thank you 😃👏🏼😃👏🏼😃👏🏼

  53. TZ

    fake woke people cease and desist. BLACK ,WHITE, YELLOW, RED, BROWN, ALL HUMAN BEINGS. Trivial crap to distract the world from dealing with real issues.

  54. Kiz

    Wtf are we doing here?

  55. Kyna Greenley

    I will be watching it with my whole family as we are big marvel fans and I luv the cast! Racism is a nasty disease being spread fast and further than covid everywhere. There is no distance from it with all these “groups” that want their 5 min of fame. These are the carriers…

    1. D. T

      💥 Bam 💥 Preach

  56. Cultural appropriation (hopefully spelled correctly) is a B.S. term used just to have an excuse to keep the hate alive.

  57. Donald H. Duck

    Ten Rings is the Marvel film I’m most excited to see this year. I’m going to see it opening night. The “experiment” comment has been blown-up way too much. He was saying this film would be the first Marvel film exclusive to movie theaters since the pandemic. Disney will see if theatrical only releases have bounced back since the pandemic. Drop the drama people. As for the Awkwafina thing…I thinks she’s great.

    1. D. T

      I wondered how many people would catch that too. Someone took “ONE WORD OUT OF COMPLETE CONTEXT” and made a whole Uproar about it. I understood it from the beginning because of what Disney had did to Scarlet Johansen’s Black Widow release. It was WRITTEN IN HER CONTRACT to ONLY RELEASE IT IN THEATERS 🎭 but Disney being Disney THOUGHT that they could get away with it & im glad she’s Suing them. I use to work for Disney in Both Parks in California and they will find ANY LOOPHOLE NOT to look bad when THEY SCREW UP!!!

  58. gingerdeadman 31

    The super hero genre has been on life support for 2 years. Now Twitter weirdos and the mentally ill want to put it out of it’s misery with their racial identity politics (new age racism) so they feel better.

  59. J

    Too much controversy with the new marvel movies coming out and the way characters are changing, questionable tactics of the directors and actors. Will stick to the original movies made before now. Not interested any more in marvel, Disney and all the garbage they are doing.

  60. MR Ducks

    Looks like the woke protection army is just reaching for something else to attempt to cancel. Enough is enough. Get a grip, its a movie – they are all fakes.

  61. Bob

    Wow.

  62. Daniel

    She’s not from queens. She’s from stonybrook on Long Island which is like an hour away from queens. Either way cancel culture is stupid and cultural appropriation is fake.

    1. Jack

      Just because you were born somewhere doesn’t mean that you grew up there.

  63. CommPetty

    They’re not fans. They’re trash that have nothing better to do than try to be the most woke possible. Absolutely no one with any intelligence gives a crap.

  64. Antonio

    It is a dialect associated with Black people, especially those of particular areas of New York. She, however, acculturated her speech patterns in that geographic area and surrounded by that dialect. Just as we all learn language(s) and many of us codeswitch, her speech is an authentic expression of her identity and experiences. Period.

    1. Christopher B

      Its not only NY lol.

  65. John A Ferentinos

    I’m sorry this is getting to be to much. Don’t you get what you are doing is dividing this country more. Next we are going to say no don’t listen to eminen because he is trying to be black. That’s like me saying don’t listen to Kane brown because he is trying to be white. You are letting this cancel culture destroy. Something we worked so hard to achieve. Nobody’s perfect. But why Segregate yourselves when your ancestors worked so hard to bring unity between race you are always going to have a certain few racist idiots in the world doesn’t mean we all have to screw up what most of us love

  66. Christopher B

    Ok which part of the millenial species came up with “blaccent”? Back in the day we called it something different.

    1. Blaccent expert

      Agreed. Absolutely foolish. Like brothers and sisters can only be black. That accent comes with territory not with ethnicity.

    2. D. T

      Ebonics was the word

  67. Jay

    I guess Tom Holland shouldn’t be playing Spider-Man, then.

  68. God

    Only people I see crying “cultural appropriation” are mentally challenged libtards with opinions nobody gives af about

  69. Blaccent expert

    As a fellow new Yorker, I can safely say, she speaks with a NY accent. She’s welcome at my bbq’s. She’s one of us. NY cares! These idiots claiming cultural appropriate will be the same weebs obsessed with asian culture.

  70. Betty White

    People do realize that these people are Actors right? They play different characters. This whole cultural appropriation thing is getting ridiculous. To all of you WOKE ASS generation PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE AND GO OUTSIDE. STOP LOOKING FOR A FIGHT CAUSE OR WAR THATS NOT THERE. STOP MAKING MOUNTAINS OUT OF MOLE HILLS. GROW THE HELL UP. AND SHUT THE HELL UP
    It’s extremely scary to think this is the generation that’s going to run the world.

    1. Christopher Sharpe

      Exactly👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    2. Sid Nightwalker

      Heh, quit acting like antiwoke culture isn’t worse.

    3. AJ

      The actress is the on saying she won’t do Asian accents. Others are pointing out that she will wear costumes and do kung fu and pretend to be Chinese but an accent is too far? And she uses fake African American Vernacular English AAVE whenever she wants with no problems (not her natural speaking patterns- her accent is real, not the grammar, slang and speech patterns) so how is that different? Just pointing out the hypocrisy of her statements.

  71. Ashen

    Wtf even is a “blaccent”? Or AAVE? Every time I see or hear examples, they always sound like they’re from my town? Everyone talks like that. What are these people on about?
    Smells like anti something. Not sure what, tho.

  72. All the stories possible were written in the Golden Age. Those what say one has stolen when they have not are the thieves in the night follower of the father of lies though they knoweth it not.

  73. Michael Dalton

    Don’t buy into this nonsense. These aren’t Marvel fans, they’re woke SJWs. Some would even say Asian hate is playing a role here.

  74. Duane

    Really? Can’t just go watch the movie and have a good time? Once again it comes down to race, or color. Whatever, It’s a marvel movie. I wish people would get as upset over the crap our government is doing to everyone of these races, and colors. We need a revolution.

    1. Sid Nightwalker

      Any genuine problems with the country are treated as if they don’t exist, very true.

  75. Lynith

    Studios’ response to this: You know what. Screw it. Back to all white casts. Damned if you do damned if you don’t.

  76. Tavis Dahlke

    These “woke” S-T-U-P-I-D, liberal, douche bag’s needed to get over themselves and STFU!! Wake up, and grow up! STOP ACTING LIKE UNSTABLE, EMOTIONAL BRAIN DAMAGED CHILDREN!

    1. Fidget Zaftig

      Project much? Whose the one screaming into the void in a comment section on the internet?

    2. Sid Nightwalker

      Yes, and everyone who is a closed minded republican is really smart.

  77. Greg

    What is the definition of acting? I always thought that acting was pretending to be something other than what you already are.

  78. “Fans”… You spelled attention seeking whiners wrong.

  79. Ed Dart

    People are stupide

  80. Fred

    What a horrible article. Thank you for wasting my and everyone else’s time.

  81. Seven

    There is a difference between being hired to portray a racist stereotype and a comedian using their own material to do their job, which is to be funny.
    How many comedians uutilize accents and and full on impressions in the effort to make people laugh? A fairly big percentage of them.
    It seems that this article is most likely a paid anti pr hit piece against the MCU in an attempt to try and reduce their popularity. Either that or derived from some racist and sexist standpoint to attack a non caucasian male led movie. The MCU has been enduring many baseless attacks for years now and it is ridiculous. The antimaskers may be falling for unfounded conspiracy theories, but nobody else is.

  82. JaDe

    Boycotted their brains first. An accent is only recognized as such when it is not the one you used and heard since before you were born. The “accent” mentioned in here interview, given the context and her following comments was referring to putting on an Asian accent per Hollywood bias/prejudices. Which she clear stated her reasons for not going along with. Admirable rather than boycott worthy in my opinion.

  83. Drathmor

    No such thing as culture appropriation. It’s a made up concept. Cultures have used things they like from other cultures for all of time. People who think this is a real issue need to fall off the earth we don’t need you.

    1. Fidget Zaftig

      All concepts are made up. You’re not making the point you think you are.

      And appropriation is the use of another culture while simultaneously profiting of it and/or vilinizing the same traits/behaviors when they appear on the original people’s.

      So what you rambled on about?

      Not the same concept.

      Your opinion wasn’t enquired, no desired. But I’m guessing you’re a cishetF6 man. And y’all never were the best at realizing when the conversation is better off sans your self centered 2 cents.

  84. Steve

    Of course I’ll see it in the movies. I hate making popcorn at home and never care what twitter twats desperate for hits have to say. I also really like her Brooklyn accent.

  85. Fidget Zaftig

    I’m white. So I can’t speak on the cultural appropriation except to support those who are impacted by it.

    However, this movie is important AF for representation. And one actor using a blaccent seems like a reason to raise voices and demand response from said actor and the team of people who hired her… not so much a reason to boycott the film and affect the stats of the movie and reduce the impact the movie will have for Asians and POC going forward in Hollywood’s choices in stories they think are bankable.

    And in some places sounds like an excuse being made to justify people’s preexisting prejudices.

    1. Sid Nightwalker

      Riiiiight, because it will be the first movie primarily with Asians in it or something. SO IMPORTANT!

  86. Tweetster

    Ridiculous boycott.
    Nicole Kidman can act with an American accent, no problem, and non american pop singers can sing with American accent, but blaccent is off? *Eye roll*
    Oh, Pah–lease.
    I’m gonna watch the movie.

  87. Tweetser

    The ignorance of people on Twitter is something write about now?
    Talk about stereotyping an Asian face and thinking they all grew up in the same place and must have the same accent. Asian person raised Frankfurt couldn’t have a German English accent? An Asian person raised in rough neighborhoods of Oakland couldn’t have a slang accent. Why does one ‘color’ of Americans can own and accent. Like Darius Rucker shouldn’t have a country accent.
    Like Dallas Texas black has the same accent as Bronx, NY black?
    Ppl tweeted through their narrow minded, never travelled outside their bubble mindset, and someone decides to write an article on their perspectives. Lame

  88. Melanie Durham

    I’m going to see it regardless of all this crap! IDGAF!!!!

  89. Karen

    I will see it! She is using her natural accent that everyone assumes is a pretense.

  90. Kuntakinta

    All I could do was laugh at the petulant children complaining about cultural appropriation. Which culture invented indoor plumbing and air conditioning? You pansies better give that up if you aren’t part of that culture or stop whining about ridiculous things like actors doing things that actors do…such as accents.

  91. PDOG

    People need some real problems. See Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Florida.

  92. Paul Grenier

    Enough already. Grow a pair and ignore these morons.

  93. AJ thee Croissant

    It’s evident that most of these commentors don’t know what AAVE is, nor what a Queens accent actually sounds like and definitely missed the point of the article. People aren’t upset that she has a Queens accent, or even that she uses AAVE (THESE ARE 2 DIFFERENT THINGS. THERE ARE TONS OF PEOPLE FROM QUEENS WHO DO NOT USE AAVE. YOU CAN USE AAVE AND BE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. AAVE IS THE GRAMMAR, SLANG AND SPEECH PATTERN, NOT THE ACCENT. BLACCENT IS A MISNOMER), they are upset because Awkwafina is a wild hypocrite! You won’t use an asian accent because you don’t want to participate in a white Hollywood construct of Asian-ness but you will dress in inaccurate clothing in an inaccurate setting, and be a whole korean playing someone who is supposed to be vaguely Chinese? Where do you draw your lines ma’am?AND on top of that have no problem AT ALL affecting fake AAVE with tone and mannerisms so you can progress your rap career and be seen as cool (SHE DOES NOT SPEAK AAVE NATURALLY, SHE IS NOT FROM A PREDOMINANTLY BLACK AREA OF QUEENS)? Her comment also implies that NO asian people are involved in the writing and development of Asian characters in film, like they don’t write these stories, direct, cast or hire asian voice coaches to create accurate accents? Like just say you aren’t good at doing accents and be done. Don’t try to make it sound like you are this righteous person when you are still otherwise doing a film that you are insinuating is an Asian minstrel show.

    1. Sid Nightwalker

      She’s incredibly untalented and doesn’t seem that bright. Another simple truth.

      1. AJ

        I don’t mind her, she seems like an ok person with a good sense of humor, just the accent thing she said was pretty dumb.

    2. Jack

      Hey dummy, New York schools allow students from black neighborhoods to attend school in other parts of the city . Parents are allowed to select where in the city they want their kids to go to school. So yeah, she grew up around that accent and it IS a Queens accent. The People who know nothing about NYC shouldn’t talk on it.
      And her tone and mannerisms are hip hop culture, not exclusive to one race.

  94. Sid Nightwalker

    I hate to say it but uh, Shang Chi just isn’t a very good character to begin with. If anything, Disney doesn’t have much hope in it because it’s probably not very good, being based on one of the many Bruce Lee ripoff characters that were created after he died. Why they chose to ever make a movie based on this character in the first place is baffling. That’s the simple truth. Disney doesn’t mind advertising a movie like Mulan like crazy, now do they?

  95. Martinez209

    It’s not that big a deal. People are fake daily for a paycheck. I can’t stand some former bosses bit was cool as hell kn pay day. Her hypocrisy comes from getting that fat pay day. You all would do the same. Stop hatin foos!

  96. Coretta Graham

    Stop the Asian Hate train. Who was pay to try & sabotage this movie? #StandwithAkwafina

  97. Coretta Graham

    Stop the misinformation train. Who was pay to try & sabotage this movie? #StandwithAkwafina

  98. Jess

    Them calling her natural Queens accent “Cultural Appropriation” is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.

  99. Nunya Bidness

    Awkwafina did use blaccent to build her career. Now that she’s achieved mainstream success, suddenly she has cultural high standards. Her blaccent & hip hop persona is phony. She’s from a well-off part of Queens that is predominately white and Asian, therefore where she grew up doesn’t support her blaccent persona.

    The backlash against her couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. I will not spend a dime on Shang-Chi for her cultural appropriation and minstrel of Black Americans. And y’all will deal with it.

  100. Salty old dude from a better time

    We preach diversity but we shun tolerance. Get over it people. Worry about living your own life and quit trying to change the way other people live theirs.

  101. Anonymous

    There’s no excuse for her blaccent. She is a wannabe poser that like many other youth who listen to c.rap music try so hard to act black to fit in with there peers. Doesn’t matter where she grew up. She chose to talk like that. It’s not natural. Same goes for all other races of kids that do that. And it’s pathetic.

  102. TIWWA

    So Awkwafina using a “blaccent” is a crime against humanity, but someone like Eminem doing it throughout his entire career isn’t? How does that work exactly?

    If you’re going to be outraged about everything or everyone, at least be fair about it. Otherwise, it’s just hypocritical.

  103. Chad

    I’m sure there are many that would say this isn’t necessary but I think the conversation is. To be honest, I really think Black people should be the authoritative outlook on this particular topic. You can say Queens was the influence but what influenced Queens if not Black culture. Let’s not umbrella ethnic influence, geographical factors or not. .

    1. david johnston

      2020 census says your wrong.. in fact if we look at it in your narrow minded way of thinking than blacks are at the bottom..
      I hope this isn’t the only thing they taught you in school😂😂😂
      White 25.8%

      Black /African American 16.8%

      Hispanic/Latino
      27.8%

      asian 27.5%

  104. david johnston

    If you’re willing to spend money on movies, then you’re supporting Hollywoods perverted/pedophile way of life..
    That’s a little more serious than faking an accent.. besides, why would they say she’s anti black when she’s despertly trying to be black?
    I love watching you morons cancel each other out..Your generation is weak.. Women turned into men and men turned into sorry little soy boys.. good luck with that.. miserable kids..
    By the way, stop using the computer, face book, Twitter, and most everything else you hold dear.. WHITE PEOPLE INVENTED THOSE THINGS..

  105. EDWARD J REILLY

    The ignorance of these so called ”cultural appropriation warriors” borders on the absurd. Akwafina sound exactly like any person who was born on Long Island and grew up in Queens, NewYork City. She soinn on ds lime her friends, she sounds like the culture she grew up and was immersed in while paying her dues, listening to and later becoming the superstar performer she is today. It can’t be cultural appropriation if it’s part of her culture!

    1. Albert Galzarano

      Well put

  106. Alex

    These people weren’t gonna go see the movie anyways they’re scared of their own shadows better yet actually walk in the theater, get a life the girls from queens she probably just talks that way did you ever think that? How about this I cancel all you cancel culture people, kiss my grits

  107. Paul

    JFC this is the dumbest attempt at cancelling i have ever seen. She IS a rapper. Is rap only allowed by black people now? Also she is from long island. If anyone thinks she is talking using a “blaccent” as this article says then they have never been to long island. She has a pretty thick long island accent. I guess that makes my 5-year-old and 3-year-old guilty of appropriation now because they both have long island accents too.

  108. Albert Galzarano

    People grow up I’ve never in my life have ever heard so much whining about absolutely NOTHING. My 10 yr old nephew doesn’t complain as much as these so called adults. If she wants to feel the way she does SO WHAT that’s her right, it doesn’t effect my life or anyone else’s. They say everyone deserves to be heard it’s up to you if you want to listen.

  109. Francis M west

    I for one don’t care what the star says it’s free speech. So will be seeing this movie. I love marvel and to care who says what about anything. People need to grow up and stop taking everything someone says to the hilt. Why get butt hurt over everything you see? Take a Tylenol and eat a snickers. And stop crying all the time 😆

  110. Riptide

    Boycotting the film would be the absolute worst thing you could do to protect minority representation in films. This is ridiculous

  111. Brian Keith Michael

    Geez people give all this culture/racist crap a rest already. Especially in a universe that doesn’t exist!!!! Either go see the movie or don’t. It’s your choice and your money. You do realize that even if you go watch it just to hate on it, they still get your money.

  112. adam c glick-lindsey

    Yea, cause Benedict is American and Dwayne is actually black and Egyptian. Stand up for it all the supposed cultural appropriation, not just the ones that hurt your feelings. Fair weather fan she is.

  113. Tim

    Yay, more cancel culture! 😞 I was hoping all of this cancel culture BS would sizzle out or at least subside a little, but I guess people are into scandals and drama to the point of creating hate and discontent where none exist.

  114. Andrew

    HEY EVERYBODY!!! CELEBRATE DIVERSITY!!! Just don’t mention it, reference it or let it influence you. Black people act like black people, white people act like white people and Asians and Hispanics act exactly as people think you should. Oh hopefully we never assimilate and just argue about our differences and delicate feelings. That should be reeeeeeal productive

  115. Corey

    I’m black and I saw it and when I went me and my kids weren’t the only black people there. I hope the fact that most people don’t care about their stupid boycott pisses them off. All this cultural appropriation bs is even pissing me off, never heard the girl women say anything negative about black people in publi3 do what’s the problem?

  116. James

    How did that work out for them? Not well as the movie has been doing pretty damn well in the theaters. Screw these cancel culture morons. She grew up in Queens in an area with people that speak similar to that and at times it comes out more. Idiots

  117. Fernando De Sousa

    Enough of this, language evolve over time as new slang and words counted by people make it into the mainstream, vocabulary, dictionaries update regularly. Can only speak for British schools but they try to teach about other cultures and want students to experience them. People in areas that are diverse will end up experiencing cultures that groups of people have and it will have an impact on them, in from London, I’m white but I like to make and eat curries, does that mean I’m appropriating Indian culture? Having has Indian and Nepalese friends at school and would often visit their home and end up eating with the family i’d say no. The fact is that cultures will impact each other and dilute over time and to try and punish people for embracing it is both a form of prejudice itself and also potentially holding back society from becoming more open and less hateful.

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