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‘Hollywood Is Racist’: Marvel Star Defends Changing Her Name From Wang To Bennet

The world is round. Gravity is real. Hollywood is racist. These are all indisputable facts and Chinese-American Marvel star, Chloe Bennet, is using the last one to defend her decision to change her last name from Wang to Bennet.

Her need to defend a decision that, quite frankly, is nobody’s business, came after she posted her support of actor Ed Skrein’s decision to pull out of “Hellboy” after discovering the character he was slated to play was of “mixed Asian heritage.”

In response to Bennett’s praise of Skrein, one of her Instagram followers called her out for having changed her last name from Wang to Bennet when she started acting — as if this was proof of Bennet contributing to Hollywood whitewashing. To this comment, Bennet did not take kindly. She wrote in response:

Wow, Hollywood. Get it together. You too, ignorant Chloe Bennet Instagram follower.

Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott

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