How To Get Away With Twitter! Shonda Rhimes SHUTS DOWN Controversial Ethnic Casting Op-Ed With One Killer Tweet!

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So in case you hadn’t heard, someone at Deadline wrote an op-ed that wondered allowed, “sure we’re getting more ethnic diversity on TV, but is it TOO MUCH ethnic diversity on TV?”

No, srsly.

The title of the article is Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Casting — About Time Or Too Much Of A Good Thing?

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Basically the article posits that after scoring big hits with Empire, Fresh Off The Boat, and How To Get Away With Murder, networks are making a big push to put more ethnicities front and center on TV — but that this initiative is wrong because it’s hurting white actors!

WELL, Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of HTGAWM — as well as the creator of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy — has a response to that! She tweeted:

Ha! No surprise that Shonda’s reply was sharp and well-written!

In fact, the tweet is getting its own pilot in the fall! LOLz!

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For realz though, what are they thinking?? Getting more faces and voices on TV is a good thing!

What are they so afraid of??

BTW, our second favorite response to the article comes from one of the poor white actors hurt by all these “job-taking minorities.”

Joshua Malina, who plays David on Scandal, tweeted:

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

Mar 25, 2015 10:05am PDT

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