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Writer Rips Sitcom Based on His Book

Apr 8, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A writer whose book is the basis of an ABC comedy series — and who is listed as a producer on the show — has vented his unhappiness with the show.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Eddie Huang took to Twitter to bash “Fresh Off the Boat.” The show about an Asian American family is based on Huang’s memoir of the same name.

Huang reportedly tweeted: “I’m happy people of color are able to see a reflection of themselves” on the show, adding: “But I don’t recognize it.”

While admitting he doesn’t watch the show, Huang called it “artificial,” the Times reports.

“Huang said he ‘stood by’ the show initially but ‘it got so far from the truth that I don’t recognize my own life,’ he wrote,” the Times reports.

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  1. Writer shocked series diverges from book, what next? The sky is blue?

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