Shonda Rhimes Sounds Off

The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too Much of Good Thing?”

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?

Excuse, me!

Insert Shonda Rhimes – reaction:

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:

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.