Ed Skrein Withdraws from “Hellboy” Following Whitewashing Outcry

Ed Skrein at an event for Transporter: Refueled in Tokyo Japan on Sept 28, 2015 (Photo credit: Masatoshi Okauchi / REX / Shutterstock (5185277l)).

Actor Ed Skrein — who had faced internet backlash last week or being cast to play a Japanese American character in the upcoming “Hellboy” rebootannounced earlier today that he had approached “Hellboy” producers with strong concerns, and that the actor had ultimately decided to withdraw from the project to make room for a Japanese American actor to fill the role.

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