Following the release of Resident Evil 4 earlier this year, actress Lily Gao was forced to give up her social media accounts after receiving a barrage of inappropriate and unfounded abuse for her performance as Ada Wong. was After that he has issued a statement on it InstagramA counter attack on his critics.
“It is an honor to be the first Asian actress to play Ada in the Resident Evil video games, and I will be forever grateful to our producer and director, for making the decision on authentic representation,” she began. “It’s unfortunate that with the release of the game, came the all-too-familiar feeling of ‘I don’t belong’.”
He added: “While criticism is to be expected, this is not the first time an actor of color has faced racial and gender harassment, simply for taking part. Unauthentic casting creates an unhealthy image. Perpetuates stereotypes that further dehumanize the community they seek to reflect. It’s time we stop capitalizing only on the sexy, voluptuous, and mysterious Asian woman, and make room to honor all kinds of Asian women. .
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