Shonda Rhimes Sounds Off
Who thought this article angle would be a good idea?
Please, Deadline staff, don’t all come forth at once.
For as long as Hollywood has been a thing, White actors and male actors have been reigning supreme. So, now when diversity steps up and talented minorities gain their just due in Primetime, film and network television, the question becomes:
About time or too much of good thing?
Insert Shonda Rhimes – reaction:
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.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 25, 2015
The audacity and gall of you, Nellie Andreeva. In the scribe’s lengthy article, she notes:
But, as is the case with any sea change, the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction. Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year, making them off-limits for Caucasian actors, some agents signal.
Funny how the various “agents” in her story remain nameless.
Social media went off in response to Andreeva’s controversial and soft-toned racist article.
Here’s just a sweet sample:
@DeadlineNellie incredibly insulting. For 100 years, white actors have dominated H’wood but a few seasons of POC as leads & it’s too much?
— Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) March 25, 2015
What troubles me is the decision-makers in Hollywood who will read that @Deadline tripe about black actors in television and say, “Exactly.”
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 25, 2015
And do us a favor, dismiss any ideas of forthcoming apologies and retracted statements. We’re tired of all of the apologies. For once, own up to your words and let us continue to dissect and bring attention to the true mindsets of the majority.
Ignorance is bliss.