Alison Brie regrets expressing an American Vietnamese character

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Alison Brie joined a chorus of white actors who apologized for voicing people of color on animated shows, and posted a statement on Instagram expressing regret for voicing the character of Diane Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American writer, on Bojack horseman. “In hindsight, I wish I didn’t express the character of Diane Nguyen,” wrote Brie. “Now I understand that people of color should always express people of color. We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese American community with precision and respect, and I am very sorry. I applaud everyone who strayed from their voice-over roles in the past few days. I learned a lot from them “. Bojack horseman Show runner Raphael Bob-Waksberg also expressed regret over Diane’s cast, recently explained her decision on Twitter, and recounted Vulture in 2018, “I allowed myself to believe that the world of animation was a little different than the world of live action. It is somehow, but that is not really a good excuse. ” Bojack horseman concluded its sixth and final season in January 2020.