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  1. Emma Stone and Cameron Crowe

    ‘Aloha’ Director Apologizes for Casting Gaffe

    As if there weren’t enough white roles in Hollywood already. Backlash against the casting of actress Emma Stone as a character named Allison Ng, who’s a quarter Chinese and a quarter Hawaiian, prompted director Cameron Crowe to express his regrets. He went online yesterday to offer “a heart-felt apology” to those disappointed by his choice, explaining that the character was based on a real Hawaiian woman — with red hair. He also defended the film for employing Oahu locals and promised to tell more diverse stories in the future.

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