If you tuned into the premiere of ABC Family’s Bunheads this past Monday, you might’ve noticed something was missing…and no, not Sutton Foster’s clothes!
The lack of diversity within the cast is clearly noticeable, especially with its all-white group of dancers!
One TV bigwig has taken note of this and is now speaking, er, tweeting out!
Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes took to her Twitter after the show’s debut earlier this week, saying:
“Hey @abcfbunheads: really? You couldn't cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?”
Rhimes then went on to clarify that she didn’t mean white performers make her feel bad and that she also wasn’t picking on Bunheads and Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
Shonda tweeted some more about the issue, stating:
“did love seeing girls of all shapes and sizes. That was great. Am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. Just pointing out one issue…”
Rhimes does make a good point, though. We DO need more diverse casts in TV AND film!!
Though if anyone’s going to complain about anything regarding the show's premiere, can we please bring up that ending?! Come ON!
Talk about cutting right to the chase! Ha!
We're definitely interested to see more of this show…and if any new characters get added into the mix!
[Images via ABC Family & WENN.]
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