Emma Stone apologized for Aloha at the Golden Globes 2019.
Vanity Fair reports that Emma Stone has apologized for playing a woman of Asian heritage in 2015’s Aloha. The 30-year-old actress made the apology at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.
Sandra Oh, who was co-hosting the award show, made a joke about Stone’s role during her monologue. Oh had praised Crazy Rich Asians for being “the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.”
Stone was then heard shouting “I’m sorry!” from the audience. In response, Oh placed her hands on her heart.
In Aloha, Stone played a quarter-Hawaiian, quarter-Chinese character named Allison Ng. She was criticised for the role and accused of whitewashing.
At the time, Stone said she had “learned on a macro level about the insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood and how prevalent the problem truly is. It’s ignited a conversation that’s very important.”