Earlier this week, actor Ed Skrein announced his resignation from his role in “Hellboy” to fight against Hollywood whitewashing.
His move was met with many praises from the Asian American community, among them was fellow actor Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
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.
However, in the comment sections, Bennet was criticized for being a “hypocrite” for changing her last name from “Wang” to “Bennet.”
Bennet didn’t appreciate this individual judging her without context and posted an epic clap back (the individual deleted his/her comment and Instagram shortly after Bennet’s reply).
“Oh, the first audition I went on after I changed my name, I got booked,” Bennet shared to The Daily Beast last year. “So that’s a pretty clear little snippet of how Hollywood works.”
“I want to be clear because some of my Asian-American fans seem to think I did that [changed last names] because I didn’t want to known as Chinese, but it’s so the opposite,” she added. “I just wanted to be known as me and let my personality define who I was, rather than my ethnicity.”