During the Golden Globes last night, host Sandra Oh made a joke about Crazy Rich Asians, saying that it was the “first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.” Now, as you remember Ghost In The Shell and Aloha both cast white chicks as Asian characters. Everyone laughed and laughed, and one person who was laughing out of discomfort and shame, decided she would clear the air live: the quarter-Chinese, quarter-Hawaiian character herself, Emma Stone.
As the audience chuckled over their flutes of Moet at Sandra’s joke about Asian white-washing, Emma decided that she would take the opportunity to shout out her guilt for participating in what ended up being a shitter of a film.
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
Emma has previously talked about how she knows she messed up hard by being in the movie, but I guess since she was being dragged on live TV she needed to repeat herself.
I’m assuming that Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton weren’t at the Golden Globes this year to shout their own apologies. If they were, then all three actresses could have done an apologetic dance number and served the cast of Crazy Rich Asians their dinner all night as an apology. Although I think they’d let Emma and Scarlett clock out early and then force Tilda to keep working through the night.