Eddie Huang, the restaurateur whose memoir “Fresh Off the Boat” is the inspiration for the forthcoming ABC sitcom, also named “Fresh Off the Boat,” took to Twitter Wednesday to sound off about pressure he says he’s facing to scrub clean political criticisms of America in his voiceovers on the show.It started here:
Producers of #FreshOffTheBoat want me to say "America is great" or I get replaced by some other voice actor… what's a chink to do?— RICH HOMIE HUANG (@MrEddieHuang) November 13, 2014
In VO booth producer says "how about a compromise? america aint half bad" Told them run the tape & said "America ain't 3/5 bad" #Compromise— RICH HOMIE HUANG (@MrEddieHuang) November 13, 2014
.@Mattyslap thank u fam. I am AMERICAN. but I MADE my place. they don't give this shit out like bourbon chicken at the mall b!— RICH HOMIE HUANG (@MrEddieHuang) November 13, 2014
And then Huang leveraged his Twitter followers to amplify his criticisms.
.@Cin_D_Z absolutely. I choose to live here because I believe we will get there one day but we aint gonna get there without being critical!— RICH HOMIE HUANG (@MrEddieHuang) November 13, 2014
@MrEddieHuang fuck that, don't compromise for anybody. Pg268 'i don't knw the key to success but the key to failure is try to please every1'— Alejo Cabral (@a_cabral18) November 13, 2014