It almost seems like that racial injustice for the non-white race will be brought to an end by the artists and actor who was involuntarily involved in the process in the name of political correctness.Alison Brie, the talented actress of many caliber, recently ended her commitment to the Netflix cartoon character Diane Nguyen in any future reenactment of the series BoJack Horseman.
The show gained cult phenomenon status during six seasons, ending in January.Brie, a Golden Globe nominee, has said that her casting choice as Vietnamese was problematic, and has apologized for whitewashing Hollywood film industry and inadvertently being a part of it.
The 37-year-old actress wrote: ‘In hindsight, I wish that I didn’t voice the character of Diane Nguyen.
I now understand that people of color, should always voice people of color.We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully, and for that I am truly sorry. I applaud all those who stepped away from their voiceover roles in recent days.
I have learned a lot from them.’ She voiced the Vietnamese-American ghostwriter who falls into a love-hate relationship with the protagonist for the entire run of the series, which premiered in 2014.
BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg addressed the issue at hand over his Twitter account in similar apologist fashion: ‘The intention behind the character is I wanted to write AWAY from stereotypes and create an Asian American character who wasn’t defined solely by her race.
But I went too far in the other direction.We are all defined SOMEWHAT by our race! Of course we are! It is part of us!’
This is one of many Hollywood figures coming out with their apology note to provide context for their interracial casting choice decisions.
Jenny Slate stepped down after three seasons of voicing biracial character Missy on Netflix’s Big Mouth.She wrote on Instagram: ‘Ending my portrayal of “Missy” is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions.
’ Kristen Bell followed suit, stepping down from her role as Molly Tillerman on Apple TV+’s animated musical series Central Park.She also posted a statement to Instagram: ‘I am happy to relinquish this role to someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal and I will commit to learning, growing and doing my part for equality and inclusion.
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