During tonight’s Golden Globes, Emma Stone publicly apologized for her portrayal of an Asian woman in the 2015 movie “Aloha.”
Sandra Oh made a joke about it during her opening monologue while talking about “Crazy Rich Asians.” She said, in praise of the movie, “It is the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.”
When she said it, Emma literally yelled “I’m sorry!” from the audience while off-camera. You can see hear in this clip.
Sandra Oh: ["Crazy Rich Asians"] is the first studio film with an Asian American lead since "Ghost in the Shell" and "Aloha."
Emma Stone [in the crowd]: I'M SORRY! pic.twitter.com/YI1S7sLvPH
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 7, 2019
In case you forgot, Emma caused a lot of controversy for taking the role because she played an Asian woman, and she is obviously not Asian.
After the whole thing went down, Emma said, “I’ve become the butt of many jokes. 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.”
Thankfully, the internet seemed to accept her apology.