Ed Skrein, Facing Criticism, Backs Out of Playing Asian Character in ‘Hellboy’

Ed Skrein, Facing Criticism, Backs Out of Playing Asian Character in 'Hellboy'
White actors must stand up to whitewashing. Ed Skrein shows how
The actor Ed Skrein said on Monday that he was backing out of a role in the forthcoming movie “Hellboy” after public criticism over his casting to play a character portrayed as Asian in the original comic book. Critics of the decision to cast Mr

When the decision to cast actor Ed Skrein as Japanese American character Ben Daimio in the Hellboy movie caused criticism of whitewashing, the actor stepped down from the role. Now the creator of Hellboy and the actor set to star in the new reboot

Ed Skrein leaves Hellboy reboot so his Asian-American character can be “cast appropriately”

Ed Skrein has resigned from a forthcoming Hellboy film in which he was cast as a Japanese-American. Activists say it could be a pivotal moment for an industry happy to jettison cultural sensitivity for star power. Noah Ringer in M Night Shyamalan's The … . Ed Skrein quits 'Hellboy' "so the role can be cast appropriately," he tweeted Monday. Credit: David M. Benett/. By Joyce Chen. 12 hours ago. More News. M.I.A. References Black Lives Matter in 'Remix' Track Halle Berry Says Historic Oscar …

'The idea that it's good business is a myth' – why Hollywood whitewashing has become toxic

British actor Ed Skrein, who had been cast as a Japanese-American comic book character in the upcoming Lionsgate LGF.A, -0.68% movie blockbuster “Hellboy”, has quit the film following an online outcry over perceived Hollywood ”whitewashing”. Skrein

A host of actors have praised Ed Skrein's decision to drop out of a planned Hellboy reboot after his casting caused a whitewashing controversy. Ed's hiring to play Major Ben Daimio in the movie sparked outrage among fans as in the original comic books …

Nicholas Hoult on Friend Ed Skrein 'Hellboy' Exit: 'I'm Proud of Him' (Video)

What's news: In an unusual move, actor Ed Skrein quit Lionsgate's Hellboy reboot over criticism that his character had been whitewashed. Plus: Summer box office in the U.S. has suffered a historic decline, a $900M lawsuit over The Conjuring franchise. "It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the arts." Sameer Rao … . Actor Ed Skrein has rightfully received widespread praise for deciding to leave the Hellboy reboot after learning of the whitewashing of his character Benjamin Daimio, who's depicted in the comic book source material as Japanese-American. It's a bold. The actor Ed Skrein has stepped down from a role in the latest remake of the Hellboy cult comic series after he found out the character was originally of mixed Asian heritage. Skrein said neglecting to cast the role in a culturally accurate way would …
'Hellboy' Creator Reacts To Ed Skrein's Exit Following Whitewashing Criticisms
'Hellboy' Creator Reacts To Ed Skrein's Exit Following Whitewashing Criticisms

“X-Men” star Nicholas Hoult says he's proud of his friend Ed Skrein's decision to exit “Hellboy” because of whitewashing concerns, and offered a deadpan quip: “This is probably a bad time to announce that I'm playing Aladdin, isn't it?” Just to be …

Ed Skrein responded Monday to backlash against his casting in the movie "Hellboy" by relinquishing the role, saying, "I must do what I feel is right." A week ago the 34-year-old British actor tweeted that he would be playing Major Ben Daimio, a …

Nicholas Hoult on Friend Ed Skrein 'Hellboy' Exit: 'I'm Proud of Him' (Video)
Nicholas Hoult on Friend Ed Skrein 'Hellboy' Exit: 'I'm Proud of Him' (Video)
Ed Skrein has bowed out of the "Hellboy" reboot after the backlash over his casting as an Asian-American character. In a statement, Skrein tweeted, "I must do what feels right." The British actor was supposed to play Ben Daimio in "Rise of the Blood …

Actor Ed Skrein explains why he is backing out of the 'Hellboy' reboot after whitewashing criticism

If you're not a person of color, you may not have heard the term “whitewashing,” as it is currently used in terms of entertainment and media to define roles that were originally meant for a person of color but have been recast by Hollywood executives …

Actor Ed Skrein has dropped out of “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen,” after a firestorm of controversy over the “whitewashing” of his character, who is of mixed Asian heritage in the original “Hellboy” comics. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/ … . Ed Skrein has opted out of Hellboy reboot following public outcry against whitewashing in Hollywood, saying it is important to “honour ethnic minority stories and voices in arts”. The English actor was roped in to play Major Ben Daimio, an Asian …


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