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Actress says she had to change her last name because 'Hollywood is racist'

“Deadpool” actor Ed Skrein brought the conversation of Hollywood whitewashing to the forefront thanks to his decision to exit a role in the new “Hellboy” movie.

As previously reported , Skrein was cast in the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot as a character from the comic books that is Japanese.

The actor released a statement after the backlash from the casting announcement saying that he was not aware of the character’s comic origins when he took the role.

Rapper Ed Skrein arrives at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards in Burbank, California April 9, 2016.

“Thank you @edskrein for standing up against hollywoods continuous insensitivity and flippant behavior towards the Asian American community.

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