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Alison Brie regrets voicing Asian character Diane Nguyen on Bojack Horseman

Alison Brie regrets voicing Asian character Diane Nguyen on BoJack Horseman after Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell quit their voiceover ro

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Alison Brie regrets voicing Asian character Diane Nguyen on BoJack Horseman after Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell quit their voiceover roles

Alison Brie bid farewell to her role as Diane Nguyen after six seasons, when BoJack Horseman ended in January. 

But the Golden Globe nominee recently answered for the casting choice, following similar situations with Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate.

She took to Instagram with a statement Friday, apologizing for her portrayal of the Asian character on the animated Netflix series.

Heartfelt apology: Alison Brie took to Instagram with a statement Friday, apologizing for her portrayal of the Asian character Diane Nguyen on BoJack Horseman (pictured in June, 2020)

Heartfelt apology: Alison Brie took to Instagram with a statement Friday, apologizing for her portrayal of the Asian character Diane Nguyen on BoJack Horseman (pictured in June, 2020)

The 37-year-old wrote: ‘In hindsight, I wish that I didn’t voice the character of Diane Nguyen. I now understand that people of color, should always voice people of color.

‘We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully, and for that I am truly sorry. 

‘I applaud all those who stepped away from their voiceover roles in recent days. I have learned a lot from them.’

She voiced the Vietnamese-American ghostwriter for the entire run of the series, which premiered in 2014.

People of color: The 37-year-old wrote: 'In hindsight, I wish that I didn't voice the character of Diane Nguyen. I now understand that people of color, should always voice people of color'

People of color: The 37-year-old wrote: ‘In hindsight, I wish that I didn’t voice the character of Diane Nguyen. I now understand that people of color, should always voice people of color’

Missed opportunity: She continued: 'We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully, and for that I am truly sorry' (pictured in January, 2020)

Missed opportunity: She continued: ‘We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully, and for that I am truly sorry’ (pictured in January, 2020)

Controversial casting: BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg addressed the controversial casting choice earlier this week on Twitter

Controversial casting: BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg addressed the controversial casting choice earlier this week on Twitter

BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg addressed the controversial casting choice earlier this week on Twitter. 

He wrote in the thread: ‘The intention behind the character is I wanted to write AWAY from stereotypes and create an Asian American character who wasn’t defined solely by her race. 

‘But I went too far in the other direction. We are all defined SOMEWHAT by our race! Of course we are! It is part of us!’

Stepping down: It comes after Jenny Slate stepped down after three seasons of voicing biracial character Missy on Netflix's Big Mouth (pictured in January, 2020)

Stepping down: It comes after Jenny Slate stepped down after three seasons of voicing biracial character Missy on Netflix’s Big Mouth (pictured in January, 2020)

Uncovering racism: She wrote on Instagram: 'Ending my portrayal of "Missy" is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions'

Uncovering racism: She wrote on Instagram: ‘Ending my portrayal of “Missy” is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions’

It comes after Jenny Slate stepped down after three seasons of voicing biracial character Missy on Netflix’s Big Mouth.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘Ending my portrayal of “Missy” is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions.’ 

Kristen Bell followed suit, stepping down from her role as Molly Tillerman on Apple TV+’s animated musical series Central Park.

She also posted a statement to Instagram: ‘I am happy to relinquish this role to someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal and I will commit to learning, growing and doing my part for equality and inclusion.’

Following suit: Kristen Bell followed suit, stepping down from her role as Molly Tillerman on Apple TV+'s animated musical series Central Park (pictured in January, 2020)

Following suit: Kristen Bell followed suit, stepping down from her role as Molly Tillerman on Apple TV+’s animated musical series Central Park (pictured in January, 2020)



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