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Viola Davis Steps Out for TGIT After Controversial 'NYT' Article

Viola Davis Steps Out for TGIT After Controversial 'NYT' Article

Viola Davis is pretty in hot pink while attending the TGIT Premiere Event Celebrating Shonda Rhimes held at Palihouse on Saturday night (September 20) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 49-year-old actress was joined by her How to Get Away with Murder co-stars Charlie Weber, Karla Souza, Matt McGorry, Tom Verica, Jack Falahee, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Katie Findlay, and Aja Naomi King.

Also in attendance were Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, who were seen mingling with Kerry Washington.

This is Viola‘s first public appearance since responding to the controversial New York Times’ article that referred to her as “less classically beautiful.’”

FYI: Viola is wearing a Trina Turk dress.

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  • amensister

    girl you dont look classical, you look AMAZING LOVE YA

  • lucky

    What is the NYT article talkng about? She’s beautiful.

  • Missy

    I honestly think Viola looks more “classically beautiful” than Kerry here. And I love Kerry, but she kinda looks likes she’s had too much plastic surgery.

  • Sweetness

    The media and basically America wants to perpetuate the myth that the only beautiful black actresses of Hollywood are lighter skin blacks with features closer to white what they fail to see that dark skin women like Viola with unchiseled natural features are indeed beautiful.

  • LoveTheShoes

    @Sweetness: “The media and basically America wants to perpetuate the myth that the only beautiful black actresses of Hollywood are lighter skin blacks with features closer to white what they fail to see that dark skin women like Viola with unchiseled natural features are indeed beautiful.”

    WORD!!!!! Bravo Sweetness! ICAM! Sadly, even some black folk have problem with the Lupita’s and the Viola’s in the industry. I’d rather look like and have the talents of either of these two women over a Rihanna, Beyoncé, Nicki etc ANYDAY of the week!

  • Riri

    The funny thing about this entire spectacle, me being half black straight from Africa and proud, is that we’re ALL black! Your shade is irrelevant, but people have somehow managed to segregate beauty according to levels of black, which is not only disturbing, and rather than stand together on this, black women are distinguishing between each other and going for their shade rather than to go for their roots, Africa Baby, the motherland we’re all beautiful. Get it together. Viola you’re awesome. #GOFORYOURROOTS