“It is clear that representing this character in a culturally accurate way holds significance for people, and that to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voice in the Arts. I feel it is important to honour and respect that. Therefore I have decided to step down so the role can be cast appropriately,” the actor wrote in a statement. “Representation of ethnic diversity is important, especially to me as I have a mixed heritage family. It is our responsibility to make moral decisions in difficult times and to give voice to inclusivity. It is my hope that one day these discussions will become less necessary and that we can help make equal representation in the Arts a reality.”
I’ve never heard of Ed Skrein. I don’t know the story behind Hellboy. I have no intention of seeing the reboot, and I never saw the original.
But I just can’t get over this gibberish. Did he just google “Social Justice Warrior” and “Arts” and copy and paste a bunch of phrases that came up? I mean this is some of the most unoriginal conformist garbage I’ve ever read. It literally has no meaning except to indicate he’s caving to a bunch of angry left wing tweeters that just look for any pretense to bash whitey.