Alison Brie Regrets Voicing Diane Nguyen on Netflix's 'Bojack Horseman'

Diane Nguyen voiced by Alison Brie in'BoJack Horseman Season 1

Diane Nguyen voiced by Alison Brie in'BoJack Horseman Season 1

In a series of tweets, Raphael Bob-Waksberg the creator of popular animated web Netflix series Bojack Horseman and actress Alison Brie, who voiced Vietnamese-American Diane Nguyen have stated that they have made unforced "racist" errors in the show. Between 2014 and 2020, Brie had co-starred with Will Arnett by voicing BoJack's friend Diane, a human Vietnamese-American character.

"I now understand that people of color should always voice people of color", Brie wrote. We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese American community accurately and respectfully, and for that I am truly sorry. "I applaud all those who stepped away from their voiceover roles in recent days", she wrote. "I can tense up when asked about my mistakes (because I'm anxious I'll say the wrong thing) but it's good for me to reflect on them and I hope others seeing me do so will help them not make the same mistakes!" Confessing that he'd dodged the question for years, Bob-Waksberg says came to realize there was no justification for making this decision.

In a separate tweet, he added, "The intention behind the character is I wanted to write AWAY from stereotypes and create an Asian American character who wasn't defined exclusively by her race".

On Friday, the actress said she wishes she never accepted the part in a statement she posted to her Instagram.

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'But I went too far in the other direction. Of course we are! "Family Guy" star Mike Henry said on Friday that he would step away from the Fox sitcom as the longtime voice of the Black character Cleveland Brown. "But "Missy" is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people". Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell recently expressed regret for being cast in their respective roles for Big Mouth and Central Park.

Similarly, on Wednesday, Central Park co-creator Josh Gad announced that actress Kristen Bell will no longer be playing the voice of Molly, a black character on the animated show.

Now, Brie isn't the only one from the BoJack Horseman camp who has opened up about Diane's portrayal.

This news comes to us from Alison Brie on Instagram and Raphael Bob-Waksberg on Twitter.

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