Actress Emma Stone screams another apology as the hosts of the 2019 Golden Globe Awards called her out for “whitewashing” during their opening dialogue.
In 2015, Stone learned a tough lesson about whitewashing after she starred in a movie called “Aloha.”
“Aloha” was a romantic comedy about a woman of Hawaiian and Asian heritage, which was played by Stone, who is of neither Hawaiian or Asian descent.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2015
However, per her apology in 2015, Stone said that the character wasn’t supposed to look Hawaiian or Asian.
She said, according to The Guardian:
“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. […]
The character was not supposed to look like her background which was a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese.”
During hosts’ Andy Sandberg and Sandra Oh’s opening dialogue at the start of the 2019 Golden Globes, Oh — who is best known for her role as Cristina in Grey’s Anatomy — discussed how great it was for the movie, “Crazy Rich Asians,” to have been nominated.
She then went on to say:
[“Crazy Rich Asians”] is the first studio film with an Asian American lead since “Ghost in the Shell” and “Aloha.”
To which Stone, who was sitting in the audience, screamed:
Watch the full moment unfold below:
EMMA STONE SHOUTING I’M SORRY TO THE ALOHA MENTION IS THE BEST MOMENT OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES AND THE SHOW JUST STARTED pic.twitter.com/WnLj0qPAqM
— tasnim SAW DARK PHOENIX ⊗ (@louiscomet) January 7, 2019
Hundreds of people were quick to tweet about the joke and Stone’s swift reaction:
— Moisés Chiullán (@moiseschiu) January 7, 2019
Emma Stone screaming “I’m sorry” should be my ringtone. #GoldenGlobeAwards
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) January 7, 2019
DID EMMA STONE JUST SCREAM "IM SORRY" FOR ALOHA THO
— J. Escobedo Shepherd (@jawnita) January 7, 2019
I PERSONALLY ACCEPT EMMA STONE’S OFF CAMERA SCREAMED APOLOGY.
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) January 7, 2019
Emma Stone shouting “I’m sorry” is 2019
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 7, 2019
— April (@ReignOfApril) January 7, 2019
SANDRA OH MADE FUN OF MOVIES LIKE 'ALOHA' AND 'GHOST IN THE SHELL' FOR CASTING WHITE PEOPLE IN ASIAN ROLES AND EMMA STONE YELLED OUT "I'M SORRY"
— Chris Swift (@ChrisHSwift) January 7, 2019
Neither actress has addressed the joke personally yet.