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Awkwafina Opens Up About 'Cancel Culture' & Her Unexpected Proudest Moment of 2018!

Awkwafina Opens Up About 'Cancel Culture' & Her Unexpected Proudest Moment of 2018!

Awkwafina is on the cover of the latest issue of PorterEdit, out now.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Crazy Rich Asians star had to say…

On “cancel culture”: “If you were to say the same things you’d said in 2012 or do some things, it would just be like a cancel [now]. But [acting out of] fear… is that the right thing? Or should you just do what’s right? Not throw people under the bus, not do s–t that’s messed up, not abuse minorities… [I guess] sometimes it takes being canceled to understand.”

On how the death of her mother when she was four influenced her performer personality: “I really do, looking back now, attribute whatever comedic sensibility I have to that traumatic event. I think I developed and used humor very early as a defense mechanism, to make people around me feel joy instead of sorrow. That was when I started to perform.”

On her unexpected proudest moment of 2018: “When I was fired from my job for shooting [the song] ‘My Vag,’ I felt disgraced, shamed, and I never got over it. Recently my old boss wrote me this email congratulating me. I still carry that sadness, so it gave me a level of closure.”

For more from Awkwafina, head to Net-A-Porter.com.

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  • yeaaaayado

    “If you were to say the same things you’d said in 2012 or do some things, it would just be like a cancel [now]. But [acting out of] fear… is that the right thing? Or should you just do what’s right? Not throw people under the bus, not do s–t that’s messed up, not abuse minorities… [I guess] sometimes it takes being canceled to understand.”

    love her. she gets it.

  • Stoni

    asians SUCK! They are ruthless to animals so who fives a f about them! Hope they fail. I laugh whenever I read about one of those POS dying a painful death from rabies. KARMA

  • yeaaaayado

    flagged for hate speech and targeted harassment based on race.

  • Stoni

    Truth hurts.
    Flag me all you want, it doesn’t mean anything.
    I will continue to raise awareness about how cruel those subspecies are to animals.

  • Stoni

    Truth hurts.
    Flag me all you want, it doesn’t mean anything.
    I will continue to raise awareness about how cruel those subspecies are to animals.

  • yeaaaayado

    go ahead.

    We’ll continue to clap back, and you’ll continue to whine about it.

    I encourage you to spout it IRL though, instead being too afraid to do so. You can hide behind your screen all you want and stay protected cause you don’t have the balls to do so in public.

  • yeaaaayado

    LOL subspecies?…..do you even understand science? Do you even understand the word homosapiens? stay pressed, ignorant trash!

  • Stoni

    Wrong, I have and I will continue to say it to all those low life POS subspecies.

  • Stoni

    Yeah subspecies ranks below species. Duh! So it’s the perfect definition.

  • Stoni

    How do u look in the mirror knowing u defend animal abusers? U are a POS as well.