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Ed Skrein Leaving 'Hellboy' to Avoid Whitewashing Was the Right Thing to Do - SELF

The entertainment industry is not an equal playing field. Actors of color are systemically underpaid—and that's when they even get roles in the first place. In recent years, Asian American and Pacific Islander actors have faced an onslaught of ...and more »

Ed Skrein Leaving Hellboy Proves How Easily Hollywood Could Stop Whitewashing - WIRED

Ed Skrein is not an A-lister. He's a good actor who showed up in Deadpool and starred in Transporter Refueled, but he's not a certified star. But now that he's quit the Hellboy reboot, his is a name Hollywood likely won't forget for a while. Yesterday ...and more »

Ed Skrein Proved Actors Can Resist Whitewashing, Too - TIME

Performers usually win plaudits for their performances. But I'm applauding one actor for not turning up. The British actor and rapper Ed Skrein was slated to play Major Ben Daimio in the Hellboy movie reboot, a character of Japanese heritage in the ...and more »

Hollywood Casting Directors: Ed Skrein Dropping Out of Hellboy A "Wake-Up Call" - Paste Magazine

When Ed Skrein was first cast in Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, it felt like yet another entry in a long, disheartening series of casting choices by Hollywood that whitewashed Asian characters and gave the roles to white actors. Scarlett Johansson ...and more »

Ed Skrein leaving Hellboy is 'a wake-up call,' Hollywood casting directors say -

Scarlett and Emma and Tilda — and almost Ed. Ed Skrein had been on deck to be the next actor to play a “whitewashed” Asian character, but on Monday, less than a week after he joined the Hellboy reboot as Major Ben Daimio, a half-Japanese character in ...and more »

'Agents of SHIELD' star Chloe Bennet changed her last name from Wang due to 'racist' Hollywood - New York Daily News

Actress Chloe Bennet called Hollywood “racist” during an Instagram battle with a follower who questioned her decision to change her last name from Wang to Bennet. Bennet, born Chloe Wang, took to Instagram on Tuesday to support Ed Skein's decision to ...and more »

Is 'Hellboy' Whitewashing Proof of Hollywood 'Genocide Through Script Revisions'? - TheWrap

Ed Skrein announced this week that he is dropping out of the upcoming “Hellboy” remake following backlash over a white performer playing a character who is Asian in the comic books. The on-the-rise actor's exit statement called for increased ...and more »

Will Hollywood Learn a Lesson About Whitewashing? - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Last week's announcement that the actor Ed Skrein had been cast as the supporting character Ben Daimio in an upcoming reboot of the film series Hellboy was, in ...and more »

Who cares if a white actor plays a non-white role? - Spiked

The Hollywood 'whitewashing' debate is absurd. E. 31 August 2017. 55 comments ?Share. Get spiked by email. Ed Skrein is an actor you've never heard of, who's apparently revolutionising Hollywood with precious little effort. Let me give you the rundown ...and more »

Ed Skrein's gesture was laudable, but will do little for actors of colour - iNews

Actor Ed Skrein's decision to step down from the upcoming Hellboy movie following a backlash over his casting as a Japanese American character was a brave and laudable move. In doing so, he would have given up a sizeable fee and a high profile role ...and more »