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‘Daredevil’ Actor Peter Shinkoda Says Marvel Exec Deliberately Sidelined Asian Characters

In a recent roundtable discussion for the #SaveDaredevil campaign, actor Peter Shinkoda revealed that former Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb deliberately cut Asian characters’ storylines, reported Gizmodo.

Shinkoda, who portrayed Nobu in Netflix’s Daredevil, explained that the series had planned to further develop his character alongside Madame Gao, played by Wai Ching Ho. Loeb ultimately made the decision to drop the characters’ storylines.

“Jeph Loeb told the writer’s room not to write for Nobu and Gao,” Shinkoda said. “This was reiterated many times by many of the writers and showrunners that ‘Nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people.'”

Shinkoda also added that neither he nor Wai Ching Ho were invited to the season two premiere of Daredevil, according to BBC.

Shinkoda’s accusation is not the first time Jeph Loeb has faced backlash for anti-Asian racism: Loeb was also criticized for wearing karate gi while promoting Iron Fist at San Diego Comic Con in 2018.

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