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Why is Awkwafina getting criticised for her “blaccent”? Photo: @awkwafina/Instagram
Why is Awkwafina getting criticised for her “blaccent”? Photo: @awkwafina/Instagram

Has Awkwafina been cancelled? Inside the Shang-Chi star’s ‘blaccent’ controversy – from accusations of cultural appropriation in Crazy Rich Asians to leaving Twitter after an ‘insincere’ apology

  • The rapper-turned-actress recently quit Twitter after receiving backlash on an apology post explaining her use of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in the past
  • Critics claim Awkwafina has used black culture for her own career success, dropping her ‘blaccent” from Crazy Rich Asians whenever convenient – like at awards shows