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Emma Stone Yelled Out "I'm Sorry" At The Golden Globes After Sandra Oh Called Her Out For Whitewashing

"[Crazy Rich Asians] is the first studio film with an Asian American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.”

Posted on January 6, 2019, at 9:08 p.m. ET

At the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday night, host Sandra Oh made a killer joke about Asian representation in Hollywood — prompting a hilarious response from one actor in particular in the crowd.

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!

While talking about the 2018 blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians, Oh joked, “It is the first studio film with an Asian American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.”

Ghost in the Shell (2017) starred Scarlett Johansson and Aloha (2015) starred Emma Stone, both of whom were criticized for whitewashing, as their roles were supposed to portray characters of Asian and Hawaiian descent, respectively.

The joke was particularly awkward because Stone was in the audience for Sunday's ceremony, having been nominated for her role in The Favourite.

After Oh made her joke Emma Stone yelled somewhere off camera, “I’m sorry!” and Oh clutched her chest and smirked.

While Stone's face isn't on camera when she apologizes, multiple outlets confirmed it was, in fact, her who yelled out.“It wasn't like I planned it, but I did say it,” Stone told the Los Angeles Times.
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While Stone's face isn't on camera when she apologizes, multiple outlets confirmed it was, in fact, her who yelled out.

“It wasn't like I planned it, but I did say it,” Stone told the Los Angeles Times.

People were...surprised...to say the least.

@davidmackau Oh my god, i did not expect this to be real -

And people had plenty of jokes for Stone.

I PERSONALLY ACCEPT EMMA STONE’S OFF CAMERA SCREAMED APOLOGY.

If Emma Stone Venmos me $30 I will forgive her

Emma Stone screaming “I’m sorry” should be my ringtone. #GoldenGlobeAwards

emma stone apologizing for aloha is the new song of the summer

This isn't the first time Stone has addressed the whitewashing controversy.

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“I’ve become the butt of many jokes," she told News.com.au in 2015. "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," she said.

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