"We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately"

Alison Brie has said she regrets voicing Vietnamese American character Diane Nguyen in BoJack Horseman.

The Netflix animated series ran for six seasons, finishing earlier this year. Its plot centred on the eponymous talking horse who is also a former TV actor trying to make a comeback whilst battling with drug addiction.

Diane Nguyen was a ghostwriter for BoJack’s autobiography. Brie, who voiced the character, posted on Instagram about how she regrets voicing the character.

“In hindsight, I wish I didn’t voice the character of Diane Nguyen,” Brie wrote in the post. “Inow understand that people of color, should always voice people of color.”

“We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully and for that I am truly sorry. I applaud all those who stepped away from their voiceover roles in recent days. I have learned a lot from them.”

 

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