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?”
The title of the article is Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Casting — About Time Or Too Much Of A Good Thing?
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:
1st Reaction:: HELL NO. Lemme take off my earrings, somebody hold my purse! 2nd Reaction: Article is so ignorant I can’t even be bothered.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 25, 2015
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!
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:
Deadline be cray.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) March 25, 2015
[Image via Brian To/WENN.]