The criticism-repellant Emma Stone came under fire after the release of Aloha, in which the caucasian Stone played a character of partially Asian descent, when the role could have gone to a woman of color. Now Stone has responded to the controversy for the first time.
Director Cameron Crowe previously apologized for the film’s whitewashing. He defended his decision casting Stone as Allison Ng, explaining that she was based on a red-headed local who is a quarter Hawaiian. Ultimately, Crowe conceded that he needs to help improve diversity in Hollywood.