The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress had praised Ed Skrein on Instagram
Chloe Bennet has said that she changed her last name because “Hollywood is racist”.
“Thank you @edskrein for standing up against hollywoods continuous insensitivity and flippant behavior towards the Asian American community,” Chloe wrote. “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,” she added.
In the comments section, Bennet was asked why she she changed her last name from Wang to Bennet. The 25-year-old actress responded aggressively, stating that her name change doesn’t change the fact that she’s Chinese.
“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,” Chloe explained.
“It means I had pay my rent, and Hollywood is racist and wouldn’t cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable. 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. So kindly love, f–k off.”
Earlier this year Bennet slammed Gigi Hadid as “ignorant” for her racist buddha joke on Instagram.