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Film fans have inundated Ed Skrein with love after the British actor turned down the role of Major Ben Daimio in the new Hellboy film because the character is of mixed Asian heritage (and he isn’t).

Skrein’s decision comes after years of controversy about Hollywood whitewashing. The rising star has been praised for his stance, especially since he’s at a crucial point in his career, and won lots of new admirers.

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