Who Knew? Chloe Bennet Changed Her Name Due To Hollywood Racism
Chloe Bennet, the actress formerly known as Chloe Wong, laid in on a troll who called her out for changing her name in the first place. One of the most notable faces from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Bennet did not hold back in explaining herself.
Let’s go back by setting the stage as to what lead to the awesome clapback. About a week ago, Ed Skrein was set to play Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming reboot of Hellboy alongside David Harbour of Stranger Things. Well, when Skrein found out that his future character was supposed to be of a Japanese-American heritage, he decided to step away from the project and did not want to be a part of whitewashing the role.
Enter the 25-year-old starlet.
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.
For one unfortunate troll who called Bennet out on changing her name, Bennet’s rebuttal was swift, and straight to the point.