Whitewashing has become a prevalent issue in Hollywood as of late.
The subject has made headlines during the production and release of blockbusters including Doctor Strange and Ghost in the Shell - where western actors have been cast to play characters who were originally Asian.
It was therefore refreshing to see an actor like Skrein take responsibility and use his prominence to raise the issue once again.
His decision garnered wide-spread praise from many other actors and directors currently working in the industry.
Respect to @edskrein for setting the example & reminding us progress requires sacrifice & representation is collect… https://t.co/kr7zYukka1
Bennet, who is Chinese American, was then questioned by some about her right to speak on whitewashing as she had previously opted to use the surname Bennet a few years ago, as opposed to her original name of Wang.
The 24-year-old did not hold back on her response, confessing how hard it was to make a living as in Chinese actress, and accusing Hollywood of racism.
Read the full comment below.
Unfortunately, it has since been deleted, but was captured a shared on Twitter, where her honesty was highly appreciated by other high profile stars.
Dear @ChloeBennet4, how do I Iove thee? Let me count the ways! 👏👏👏👏👏❤ #NoLiesTold
— yvette nicole brown (@yvette nicole brown)
Everyone wanted to thank her for her candour.
Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennet remains awesome. Outspoken about racism in Hollywood since day 1. https://t.co/wdNakpT5GU