Fashionable Asian actress/comic Awkwafina was nominated for an NAACP Picture Award, and that has all of Black Twitter in an uproar, MTO Information has discovered.
On its face, the nomination appears justified. Awkwafina is Asian, and subsequently a lady of shade. So it should not be controversial to present the actress the nomination.
Here is her nomination:
Excellent Character Voice-Over Efficiency – Movement Image
– Andre Braugher – “Spirit Untamed” (Common Photos)
– Awkwafina – “Raya and the Final Dragon” (Walt Disney Studios)
– Brian Tyree Henry – “Vivo” (Netflix)
– Eric André – “Sing 2” (Common Photos)
– Letitia Wright – “Sing 2” (Common Photos)
However Awkwafina has gotten some pushback for the years she culturally appropriated Black tradition, by placing on a faux “Blaccent” throughout her profession.
As Bettina Makalintal wrote in Vice: “As she borrowed from Black tradition with the intention to make a reputation for herself, the lady born Nora Lum carried out a collection of racial stereotypes for coolness and clout, and thru that posturing, she made her means from viral web rapper to critically acclaimed actress. […] In the case of unpacking the dialog round Awkwafina, many seemingly conflicting issues might be true without delay. Awkwafina is groundbreaking, however she will be able to additionally really feel like a step backward.”
Black Twitter goes loopy. Look: