Sept. 1 - — Chloe Bennet states she modified her last name due to Hollywood racism.
The 25-year-old actress defined why she replaced her Chinese language surname, Wang, in a since-deleted INSTAGRAM remark this current week after a social media user questioned her for changing her name.
“Changing my last name doesn’t alter the truth in that my BLOOD is half Chinese language, in that I lived in china, speak mandarin, or in that I used to be culturally raised both American & Chinese language,” Bennet wrote.
“It means I had to pay my rent, & hollywood is racist & would not cast me with a final name in that made them uncomfortable,” she added.
Questions on Bennet’s name alter surfaced after the actress praised Ed Skrein for stepping down from his Hellboy role. The- actor, who was cast to play a personality of Asian heritage, left the film amid whitewashing accusations.
“Thanks @edskrein for standing up against hollywoods continuous insensitivity & flippant conduct in the direction of the Asian American community,” Bennet wrote in a post Mon..
“There isn’t a means this decision came frivolously on your part, so thanks on your bravery & genuinely impactful step forward,” she lauded. “I hope this evokes different actors/film makers to do in that very same.”
Bennet is the daughter of Bennet Wang, who’s Chinese language, & Stephanie Lynn Crane. She previously addressed her surname in an interview with the Daily Beast, saying she “got booked” on her 1st audition after her name change.