Chloe Bennet is proof positive that, yes, Hollywood is racist. Also, pretty dang stupid. The real surname of this Asian-American actress is actually Wang. But she wasn’t terribly successful netting roles with this obviously Asian identifier.
Once she changed it to Bennet, blind casting directors were fooled into booking the actress. This clever subterfuge led to Bennet’s current popular role as Daisy Johnson aka Skye on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Not content to fight the ills of the world merely on TV, Bennet has publicly taken both Steve Harvey and Gigi Hadid to task for insensitive comments about Asians. And if you think this cultural outreach isn’t enough, you’re in luck.
Did you even know she left high school at 15 to try to be a pop star in China? Evidence:
Bennet is a poster child for diversity. Her six sibs include two adopted African-American brothers and one Mexican brother. Plus, she welcomes foreign exchange students and foster kids into her home regularly. Chloe Bennet, a one-woman force for diversity and acceptance.