Emma Stone yells ‘I’m sorry’ after Globes host Sandra Oh ribs the actress for her controversial role playing a half-Asian character in Aloha
- During the Golden Globes, Sandra Oh hit cracked about Crazy Rich Asians being the only cast with a lead Asian since Aloha and Ghost in the Shell
- Emma Stone, who starred in Aloha and is white, screamed ‘I’m sorry!’
- The audience cheered after she shouted despite it being initially unclear
Emma Stone shouted ‘I’m sorry!’ during the Golden Globes as Sandra Oh cracked that Crazy Rich Asians was the first film with an Asian lead since Aloha, which Stone starred in.
During the Golden Globes show opener, Oh, who is Korean, was celebrating Crazy Rich Asians, and made the jab saying ‘It is the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.’
The lead character for Ghost in the Shell is Japanese but was played by Scarlett Johansson, who like Stone, is also white.
The apology from Stone was not captured on cameras so it was difficult to tell where it came from at first, but those in the crowd confirmed it came from the actress at her table.
Emma Stone shouted ‘I’m sorry!’ during the Golden Globes after host Sandra Oh cracked about a movie she starred in in which she played an Asian American
Sandra Oh joked about Crazy Rich Asians during the Globes opener and cracked about Aloha
The cast and crew of Crazy Rich Asians clapped along during Oh’s comments during the Globes
It was an apology that shocked the internet and viewers, who couldn’t confirm what they’d heard right away.
This was not the first time the Aloha actress has apologized for taking the role, however people on the internet seemed to accept this new ‘I’m sorry.’
One person tweeted ‘I personally accept Emma’s Stone’s apology.’
Yet another person tweeted: ‘Emma Stone shouting ‘I’m sorry’ is 2019.’
‘Emma Stone screaming ‘I’m sorry’ should be my ringtone,’ another tweeted.
Chinese, Hawaiian American? In Aloha, Stone played an Asian character which was criticized by people who called her in the lead whitewashing
Stone has previously spoken about the fallout from her accepting the Aloha role, saying it taught her about the issue of whitewashing in the film industry.
‘I’ve learned on a macro level about the insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood and how prevalent the problem truly is. It’s ignited a conversation that’s very important,’ Stone said in 2015.
She added: ‘There are some flaws in the system. My eyes have been opened in many ways this year.’