Shortly after English actor and rapper Ed Skrein came out to speak about the whitewashing in Hollywood, the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet has applauded the actor for his decision to exit a controversial role in the new “Hellboy” movie and also share her own bold decision.
DAMN, that's a man. Thank you @edskrein for standing up against hollywoods continuous insensitivity and flippant behavior towards the Asian American community. There is no way this decision came lightly on your part, so thank you for your bravery and genuinely impactful step forward. I hope this inspires other actors/film makers to do the same.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼–Also, dayum cute af AND a pioneer for social injustice?! Fellas, take note. That's how it's done.
The actress has been vocal about her struggles with Hollywood’s treatment of Asian-Americans in the past, previously telling a reliable source that she changed her name from Chloe Wang to Chloe Bennet because she was having difficulty getting roles. According to her, the first audition she went out on as Chloe Bennet, she booked. Soon after, she found herself the lead in ABC’s “Avengers” spinoff.“Changing my last name doesn’t change the fact that my BLOOD is half Chinese, that I lived in China, speak Mandarin or that I was culturally raised both American and Chinese,” she wrote in a further statement, per Variety. “It means I had to pay my rent, and Hollywood is racist and wouldn’t cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable.”Photo Credit: Getty