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Shonda Rhimes Claps Back At Deadline’s Ridiculous Article

Shonda Rhimes

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What’s wrong with this title: Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too Much of a Good Thing? How about, everything! Why Deadline, why?

An excerpt from the article reads,

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. Many pilot characters this year were listed as open to all ethnicities, but when reps would call to inquire about an actor submission, they frequently have been told that only non-Caucasian actors would be considered. “Basically 50% of the roles in a pilot have to be ethnic, and the mandate goes all the way down to guest parts,” one talent representative said.

Sheds a tear for the obsolete White actors and actresses. Please! Shonda Rhimes perfectly captured our response to article in this tweet:

And in these tweets she retweeted on her page:

Read the full article here, then let us know your thoughts about it in the comments section.


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