When Ed Skrein resigned from his role in the upcoming Hellboy reboot after learning that he was cast in the role of a Japanese-American character, no one was happier than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet, who wrote on Instagram:
"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."
And when a hater claimed that Bennet was a hypocrite because she changed her own name, from Wang to Bennet, to get a job in Hollywood, Bennet fired back:
"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. 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. I'm doing everything I can with the platform I have to make sure no one has to change their name again just so they can get work. So kindly love, fuck off."
Tell us how you really feel, Chloe!