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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Chloe Bennet Speaks Out On Racism In Hollywood

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, August 31 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Chloe Bennet Speaks Out On Racism In Hollywood

She also praised Ed Skrein for stepping down from the Hellboy reboot.

Source: Instagram

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet, whose real name is Chloe Wang, took to Instagram to praise Ed Skrein for stepping down from the Hellboy reboot.

She then responded to a commenter who criticized that she changed her last name when she started in Hollywood, by stating:

"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. 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. Bennet continued, "I'm doing everything I can, with the platform I have, to make sure no one has to change their name again, just so they can get work."

This isn't the first time Bennet has spoken out about racism in Hollywood. Lastyear, she told The Daily Beast:

"Oh, the first audition I went on after I changed my name, I got booked. So that's a pretty clear little snippet of how Hollywood works."

The fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to debut this fall.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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