Actor Ed Skrein quits Hellboy after whitewashing criticism – BBC News

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British actor Ed Skrein has plucked out of a role in the upcoming Hellboy reboot after a resistance because he was cast as a courage of Asian heritage.

The Deadpool star, 34, said he did not know the scoot of Major Ben Daimio when he accepted the part in the comic book adaptation.

He said he was stepping down “so the capacity can be threw appropriately”.

The initial molding inspired accusations of Hollywood “whitewashing” following other recent rows.

Skrein noted in a statement affixed to his 34,000 Twitter partisans that there had been “intense conversation and understandable upset” since he was assign in the movie as the Japanese-American character.