Well, it's about time.
In case you hadn't heard, The New York Times ran an article written by critic Alessandra Stanley about TV producer Shonda Rhimes that referenced her as "an angry black woman," and also claimed that Viola Davis was "less classically beautiful" than lighter skinned actresses.
Yes, this happened in 2014, and yes it is completely unacceptable.
In response to all this, the newspaper's public editor, Margaret Sullivan, posted an article about the backlash, which featured an apology:
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Ouch! He is NOT happy, and rightfully so!
The upcoming, much-anticipated season of Mad Men is almost upon is, and series creator Matthew Weiner, who is notorious about keeping the story under wraps until it airs, is livid about a New York Times article by Alessandra Stanley that reveals quite a few spoilers for what's to come!
“I was shocked – really shocked. I would love to have it known that this was done totally without my approval. Ninety-nine percent of the reporters who wrote about the show did not write about the story. A lot of people told me they were blindsided by (the Stanley article). You’d think the New York Times wouldn’t have to scoop me. It’s bittersweet when you don’t get to have the experience of seeing the show as it was meant to be seen. In some ways, it ruins the show. I’m kind of powerless. It’s the bargain you make: I wanted to have press, and it was nice to get that kind of space with those pictures. The alternative is not to share these things with the press any more – but how can you expect journalists to write about the show if you don’t? It was all very disappointing to me.”
It's too bad that his request for spoiler-free previews was not honored by everyone!
So if you don't want to know what happens, stay away from The New York Times, folks!
What do U think?? Should The New York Times have published that article??
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