(LIVE 105) – Chloe Bennet stars as Daisy “Quake” Johnson on the hit superhero series Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Bennet says Hollywood would have never had casted her if her name was “Chloe Wang Bennet”.
Responding to actor Ed Skrein’s Twitter announcement to step down from a role in the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot due to accusations of whitewashing, Bennet praised Skrein in making the brave decision. “Thank you @edskrein for standing up against hollywoods continuous insensitivity and flippant behavior towards the Asian American community.”
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.
A commenter trolled Bennet’s praise by noting her name change. Bennet responded back with full force.
“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,” the actress clapped back. 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.”
The commenter has since deleted their previous post as fans continuously applauded Bennet.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ airs on ABC7 and can be seen in syndication every Sunday at 5:00pm on KBCWtv 44 Cable 12.
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