American actress Alison Brie, who is best known for representing ‘Annie Edison’ in TV series ‘Community’ stated she feels sorry for voicing a Vietnamese-American character, ‘Diane Nguyen’ in the animated series ‘BoJack Horseman‘.
The Golden Globe Award-nominated actress wrote on her verified Instagram page as follows and expressed her regret:
“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.”
The 37-year-old actress added:
“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.”
After that, ‘BoJack Horseman’ creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg responded to Alison Brie’s announcement as follows:
“This is something I am happy to talk about! We should have hired a Vietnamese writer, and a Vietnamese actress to play Diane – or if not that, changed the character to match who we did hire.”
See below to find the mentioned Instagram post.