Alison Brie regrets expressing a Vietnamese American character


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Joining a choir of white actors apologizing for expressing people of color during animated shows, Alison Brie posted a statement on Instagram expressing regret for having expressed the character of Diane Nguyen, a Vietnamese American writer, on Horseman Bojack. “Looking back, I wish I did not express the character of Diane Nguyen,” Brie wrote. “I now understand that people of color should always express people of color. We missed an excellent opportunity to represent the Vietnamese American community with precision and respect, and for that, I am truly sorry. I applaud everyone who has moved away from their voice-over role in recent days. I learned a lot from them. ” Horseman Bojack show runner Raphael Bob-Waksberg also regretted the casting of Diane, recently explain his decision on Twitter and say Vulture in 2018, “I allowed myself to believe that the world of animation was a little different from the world of live action. It’s in some ways, but it’s not really a good excuse. ” Horseman Bojack concluded its sixth and final season in January 2020.


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