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Akwafina Nominated for NAACP Image Award . .. And Black Twitter Is VERY Upset About It!!

Popular Asian actress/comedian Awkwafina was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and that has all of Black Twitter in an uproar, MTO News has learned. 

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On its face, the nomination seems justified. Awkwafina is Asian, and therefore a woman of color. So it shouldn't be controversial to give the actress the nomination.

Here's her nomination:

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture

- Andre Braugher – “Spirit Untamed” (Universal Pictures)

- Awkwafina – “Raya and the Last Dragon” (Walt Disney Studios)

- Brian Tyree Henry – “Vivo” (Netflix)

- Eric André – “Sing 2” (Universal Pictures)

- Letitia Wright – “Sing 2” (Universal Pictures)

But Awkwafina has gotten some pushback for the years she culturally appropriated Black culture, by putting on a fake "Blaccent" during her career.

As Bettina Makalintal wrote in Vice: “As she borrowed from Black culture in order to make a name for herself, the woman born Nora Lum performed a series of racial stereotypes for coolness and clout, and through that posturing, she made her way from viral internet rapper to critically acclaimed actress. […] When it comes to unpacking the conversation around Awkwafina, many seemingly conflicting things can be true at once. Awkwafina is groundbreaking, but she can also feel like a step backward.”

Black Twitter is going crazy. Look: