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Emma Stone Understands The 'Aloha' Whitewashing Controversy Now

Emma Stone Understands The 'Aloha' Whitewashing Controversy Now

Emma Stone talks with a friend while waiting to pay the valet after a business meeting at Shutters on the Beach hotel on Friday afternoon (July 24) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 26-year-old Irrational Man actress opened up about the Aloha whitewashing controversy in a recent interview.

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“I’ve learned on a macro level about the insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood and how prevalent the problem truly is,” Emma shared. “It’s ignited a conversation that’s very important.”

She added, “There’s a lot of conversation about how we want to see people represented on screen and what we need to change as a business to reflect culture in a clearer way and not in an idealised way. There are some flaws in the system. My eyes have been opened in many ways this year.”

FYI: Emma is wearing Pam and Gela pants and Finlay & Co. sunglasses.

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  • Sandy McFarlane

    ……….lmao she only realized NOW after a million people had to school her on the issue? white privilege is so real

  • Baseliner

    hollywood is never going to stop giving white people the best roles. just look at the oscars this year, not one minority nominee in the acting categories. that is bs

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  • Davis

    So her playing a woman who had a Chinese grandparent but looks super white is white privilege? No one schooled her people blew it up out of nothing.

  • VanityInsecurity

    When a character is written as a white person & the role goes to a person of color.. its not blackwashing .. its just evolution. hypocrisy! Tired of this whole argument.. cause it does go both ways.

  • Barry

    Her “eyes have been opened”.,.?
    That was a joke, right ?

  • dalovelee

    The sad part is Hollywood lives in a bubble. They forget that the rest of the world is not ignorant and that people of color know when they are being dismissed in the entertainment industry. White actors and singers live in such an isolated world they think it’s perfectly fine in 2015 to cast a white female in a role where the character is supposed to be of a particular ethnic origin. Goodness no one is saying cast Idris Elba as Henry VIII but why try to pass Emma Stone off as a Hawaiian. Why not cast a actress of Hawaiian descent just to pretend to audiences that Hollywood is trying to be diverse.

  • dalovelee

    when a black person or person of color is cast in a role that is what typically cast with a white person (when is this and ..how often does that happen?) One or two comic book character has that recently happened…So stop with this idea as if a flood gate of minority actors are taking roles away from white actors.

  • lola cherry cola

    there has been backlash over non-white actors playing white characters too, particularly comic-book characters. the point is that “whitewashing” is more prevalent than “blackwashing”

  • FerCat

    ‘ Idris Elba as Henry VIII’
    Um, that actually sounds pretty good.

  • k.

    It isn’t hypocrisy. People of colour are hugely underrepresented. White people aren’t. Us white people do not know what is like to not be represented, because we’ve never had that problem. It is pure ignorance on your part.

  • k.

    And then Sean made that disgusting comment anyway, just to prove the superiority he feels as a white person

  • k.

    How many times have white people been cast in the roles of Native Americans?

  • LaCroix

    why does it matter how often it happens.. only that it does happen. I think that was VanityInsecurity’s point. complaining about standards that people fail to practice is hypocrisy. and the whole whitewashing, colorwashing happens in hollywood. It isn’t fair to solely judge only one aspect.

  • LaCroix

    Yes it is hypocritical. It happens on both sides & I can name instances where Hollywood chose POC over a white actor. Doesn’t matter who it happens more to or who is underrepresented to you. I think it’s really poor judgement on you to call someone ignorant for their own opinion.

  • LaCroix

    There you go you just admitted that it happens so therefore its hypocritical.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Ok I can list many actors or roles that people of color have played roles that were written for a white person.. Samuel Jackson, Jason Momoa, Peter Mesh, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Lucy Liu, Denzel Washington, Clark Duncan.. I could go on..IT Happens & Im not saying that Hollywood doesn’t cast white actors before people of color.. but it happens both ways..its all I was saying.. Get educated on film before you speak on issues you know nothing about.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Ignorance is a strong word, that is irrelevant here. First, achieve some knowledge on a subject before you go around spewing your hate.

  • RealRafaFan

    I think it’s ignorant when you attack someone for other reasons besides what the original argument was.. perhaps you should go back & read what vanityInsecurity said.. before you throw the word ignorant around.

  • Bencebi

    lmaooo that’s how you BURN someone!

  • dalovelee

    That list is not representative all actors of color going for roles compared to the enormous list of roles handed over to white actors when an actor of color could have been cast. Damn are you that ignorant. Out of all the actors/actresses in Hollywood that is a large number to you. It is only in a white privilege world that creates resentment of having to share the pie. Why wasn’t a Hawaiian cast in the primary role in that film when good lord they go to Hawaii to film a movie and then use barely Hawaiians in it except as extras walking in the background. Do you realize how ridiculous you sound? You should take your own advice and realize that actors that are not white don’t get cast in major roles that are written for white..every hour and when they do get roles that whites deem were meant for them THAT IS PRIVILEGE ARROGANCE.

  • VanityInsecurity

    wtf are you on about? Resorting to name calling?
    You initially said it didn’t happen then it went to it happened only once recently & now your resorting to calling me ignorant.. truth is it happens all the time.. only white people don’t make a big stink of things..they don’t care cus they get most roles.. I never said it wasn’t an issue in Hollywood but to make a problem about it is when it happens on both sides is hypocritical.. You want to make things about race but it what it comes down to is selling at the box office.. Are you going to see a film with some unknown Hawaiian actor or Emma Stone? it all comes down to money.

    My personal opinion is there should be more diversity in films.. they should cast appropriately.. but it all depends on the directors vision of a film.. not about bias or privilege.
    I may be many things ignorant Im not so watch your mouth.

  • lola cherry cola

    nah but you just provided an example of white fragility- hard for you to see the bigger picture, so you cry reverse discrimination and hypocrisy.

  • Bencebi

    Funny how they use the word ignorant when you are the only one posting FACTS..

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

  • AeeJay

    you should unclench.. you sound like a bitter actor that never “made it” wow.

  • AeeJay

    nah? I don’t think anyone was crying.. It’s people of color that are crying cus they don’t get roles..

  • AeeJay

    The fact is .. Hollywood was founded by white people.. it’s a white industry that caters to white people. Its part of white American culture. So maybe all people of color should create their own Hollywood .. because they won’t ever achieve the status of role reversal in film or equality.. imo.

  • Davis

    I thought we were talking about emma stone?

  • dalovelee

    and I expressed my point..in case you haven’t noticed there is a reply feature here that indicates that if one wants to respond to another person’s opinion they can do so. what’s the problem with a debate. Has that ability been lost in the learning process in school.

  • dalovelee

    YAWN…. that’s not even an argument just a junior high school comment.

  • lola cherry cola

    that’s the point……… non-white actors don’t get many roles…… so yes, they are crying because of that, but white people will “cry” reverse discrimination, or will rationalize non-white’s contemporary status as the product of something other than discrimination.

  • k.

    Sounds familiar. It’s like you’re assuming white people have never stolen culture that isn’t ours. Wow.

  • Parisjok

    shut up u are wrong

  • Parisjok

    preach

  • Amazing Amy

    If we lived in an equal and fair society, you’d have a point, but we do not, therefore you don’t.The ‘white’ roles given to nonwhites are usually sidekick, secondary character, minor roles. They are NEVER the main roles. If Hollywood didn’t do this, 99% of all Hollywood roles would be white, bc Hollywood only write, produce and film roles for whites. Another way of looking at it? Taking an apple from a kid with 80 apples and giving it to a kid with 2 apples, versus taking apple from kid with 2 and giving it to kid with 80. In no way is it the same. This is the inequality that exists. Why take roles from Asians when so few exist for Asians?

    Another thing. When nonwhites take roles from whites, those roles are often MINOR/SIDEKICK roles. When whites take roles from Nonwhite, they tend to be MAJOR/STAR-MAKING roles. There are no nonwhite/Asian equivalent of Emma Stone in Hollywood. You know why? Asians and other nonwhite actors DONOT get the same opportunities to become ‘STARS.’

    Once again, your reasoning is either wilfully misleading or plain ignorant, in assuming that whites and nonwhites are starting from the same position, with equal access and opportunities. According to the Hollywood Reporter, over 80% of Hollywood roles went to whites last year.

  • Amazing Amy

    The bulk of Hollywood’s revenue now comes from Asia. It has ALWAYS sold its goods on the global market…not just white countries. Bc of its GLOBAL audience, it has the responsibility to represent all ppls. 40% of North American audiences are nonwhite. When will this be reflected in the movies? Why go out of its way to whitewash roles? Diversity is not a trend. It’s the reality we live.

  • Guest

    Too literal. Ever heard of post-colonialism? Argument is over.

  • AeeJay

    Responsibility? Hollywood only cares for money. Not being noble or representing statistics in America or abroad. They continue to make loads of money without bending to what minorities cry over.. they will continue to do what they want cus they are footing the huge bill. Hollywood will always be white executives in control.. the big names in studios are passed down their position traced back to the beginning days of Hollywood.. so don’t hold your breath!

  • AeeJay

    a debate? you flat out called someone names.. or tried to belittle them when it was quite the opposite actually.. and still no one called you any names. so whose ignorant really?

  • Richard Stephen

    Don’t say that, then they might make something useful out of themselves.

  • dalovelee

    Oh please I was called a name first… Take it on the chin. If one throws mud expect to have it thrown back.

  • Amazing Amy

    I don’t hold my breath. I hold my money. Aloha FLOPPED, despite Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

  • mahalo1990

    Hollywood and the film industry is a money making BUSINESS! A business people – their whole plight is to make money, and in order to do that they have to cater to what makes them the most money – like any business does. And like any successful business everyone is never always happy about how a company goes about achieving said money. But it is silly to think that a movie would cast an individual knowing that it would lower their profits or put them under budget to appease a small group of people… or to cast someone just based on the color of their skin regardless of their experience and skill just to make a small group satisfied. I am sorry but I would much rather go see either an experienced actor who fits a character and plays them well – then some no name that doesn’t have the acting chops or the appeal for 90 min just b/c they filled the quota of race needed in order to make every audience member satisfied. If I do not like who is cast in a movie or the ensemble seems off – I don’t go see it – just like I would not work for a business who’s conduct and policies I do not respect. So if you do not like the way Hollywood casts their actors…stop watching movies or just what you like…. simple..

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