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Shonda Rhimes Blasts 'Ignorant' Deadline Article, Hollywood Explodes with Rage

Shonda Rhimes Blasts 'Ignorant' Deadline Article, Hollywood Explodes with Rage

Shonda Rhimes took to her Twitter account on Tuesday night (March 24) to blast an article posted by Deadline as it suggested that the surge of ethnic casting on television was “too much of a good thing.”

The article quickly was put on blast by Hollywood heavyweights after it stated that 50% of the roles in pilots these days have to be ethnic despite African-Americans only representing 13% of the U.S. population.

The article also suggested that “the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction” after years of there being very few roles for non-Caucasian actors.

Shonda, the creator of such smash hit shows as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder, previously slammed the New York Times after the paper’s critic called her an “angry black woman.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Deadline article?

Click inside to read more tweets from Hollywood insiders about the article…

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  • Nightwish

    It is overshoot. Forcing blacks left and right into naturally white or asian ethnic roles is foolish and wont last long. While were on the subject, WHERE ARE THE ASIANS? Blacks are way overrepresented and asians are way underrepresented. Do you see asians whining? No, because they have class.

    This crap will kill ratings for certain shows and reduce box office takes if it keeps up for too long. I for one cant stand black attitude, and that crap should not work its way into the general mindset of american kids. We already have our hands full with the kardashian influence as it is! Dumbf____k america!!!

  • Haven

    What is a “naturally white role?”

  • jewelchris

    You can’t stand black *people*. There, fixed that for you. I wish people who are racist would stop trying to right out these long excuses for their foolishness. RACISM IS A MENTAL ILLNESS.

  • Sireta

    You are soooo ignorant and it’s sad… 😒😒

  • Cheyenne

    Well honey, I’ll tell you the best naturally white role for you: a fat, ugly stringy-haired slút with an IQ of 45, swilling down Coors while you lounge in your trailer rambling about taking back ‘Murica. Do you recognize yourself?

  • chloe

    Definitely thought this article was something out of The Onion when I saw it on my Facebook newsfeed earlier. Deadline Hollywood should be ashamed.

  • Baseliner

    i’m still waiting for native americans to get leading roles and a fair representation in hollywood

  • duh!

    Yet here you are whining ….sad Asian guy

  • Chris

    OK, so Deadline has racist views. Sadly it seems bigotry is popular again.

  • Rickety Janes

    you and brando….

  • Rickety Janes

    sadly it seems i dont care abt living out a Victim Theology…

  • xyz

    Black whining of the day

  • xyz

    I recognize ur mother, idiot

  • xyz

    Take ur pills, dear

  • KA

    The writer of the article was doing the whining. Follow along.

  • KA

    And then there’s yours.

  • Vlad

    Shut the fuk up retard

  • Vlad

    So you’re saying you’re racist? Because you sound batshit insane.

  • Vlad

    Shonda Rhymes needs to shut her ugly ass up.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Honestly if diversity is the key for minorities to get on TV, so be it. Why do people care so much? The only problem I have with all black cast is I wish that more minorities where doing the same thing. All Asian, Hispanics, & so on.. how about a show highlighting Native Americans.. that have been shunned out of America altogether in every possible way..

    If you don’t like all white shows, all black show .. just don’t watch them its very simple. Just stop complaining when these type of shows get some kind of recognition.

  • socrates

    Just like in a theater black people are the loudest so they get the most attention

  • Cheyenne

    I recognized yours down on the street corner taking on all comers for $2 apiece.

  • KA

    Hey, look, all! It’s one of white supremacy’s “prime examples”!!!!
    Note the spelling and grammar deficiencies…not to mention whatever is hiding behind that screen.

  • Cheyenne

    A pointy-headed redneck in a KKK sheet.

  • Cheyenne

    ‘Murica!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    This article is just yet another liberal hit piece designed to drum up MORE hate against white people. It’s race-baiting and deliberately fanning the flames of hate against whites. Disgusting.

  • jewelchris

    No, I’m saying the original commenter is a racist. “I can’t stand “the black attitude?” WTF does that even mean? I’m saying, he should just come out and say what he means.

  • Cheyenne

    Considering that white people have drummed up hate against black people for centuries, turn-about seems like fair play, doesn’t it? In other words, after all the dishing out you did, you can damn well learn to take it.

  • jewelchris

    not me, the OP…

  • CC

    Whites have done a pretty good job of fanning the flames themselves via their own actions, inactions, and ignorance. No race-baiting is necessary when you do things that are egregiously racist. People will pick up on the nonsense whether there’s someone around to tell us about it or not.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Oh STFU with your victim bulls*t.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Oh bulls*t. STFU with your victim crap.

  • Cheyenne

    You only call it bullshit because you’re too stupid to admit it.

  • Stefanie Kelly

    no you sound purposefully obtuse. why is all that snark not being reserved for the original poster? who, like you presents as batshit insane (& willfully ignorant.)

  • Stefanie Kelly

    the fucking entitlement is unbelievable. fave new word of the week::: whitelash…

  • Stefanie Kelly

    oh just shut the fuck up. you hate uppity N-words, right? don’t spend all that time justifying it. you’re a bigoted barbarian. just stand up & be it.

  • Stefanie Kelly

    lolololol

  • Stefanie Kelly

    you’re a broke loser. you need to shut your fucking ass up.

  • CC

    Stay mad! lmao

  • chloe

    Sadly it seems that you don’t know how to use the word ‘theology’ correctly…

  • Nightwish

    Why am i ignorant? Explain.

    If hollywood forces a perception of racial ‘equality’ by overcasting blacks in roles where they are good but not ideal and i take note of that, how does that make me ignorant? 5 years from now you will see it as a bs trend and it will date this entire period from an entertainment perspective. The pendulum has swung too far in the opposite direction. It’s reverse racism now where whites are marginalized and everyone else seems to get the benefits of being a minority, but are in a real sense, the majority. Take a look in cinema. When was the last time you saw a blond haired blue eyed hero or heroine in film? Luke skywalker in starwars?

    Whites are the new racial minority, Whites arent allowed to pick fights back when they experience reverse racism, like some of the comments here illustrate perfectly. They lump it. And when Shonda wants to take her earrings off and have someone hold her bag to get in a tussle over misperceived racism, you know we live in a country that has gotten way too touchy with the issue, and this kind of behavior only serves to segregate races and inflame hatred even further. I dont want to be entertained by people who act like that, white, black, latin or asian ALIKE.

  • Nightwish

    Ok Stepanie, i will! My last point – i do have a problem with thug culture. I think it’s intellectually stifling, counter productive in our quest for a higher societal state and even harmful to the ethos of our country. Lets face it, America celebrates licentiousness like its a badge of honor. We concern ourselves with the kardashians, celeb brawls, bruce jenner’s sex change, friends with benefits hook ups and other nonsense too much when our primary interest should be the direction our country is going (↓) and our obligation to our fellowman. Its easy to hate some black people i admit, but its easy to hate certain whites, asians and latinos too. If i told you i cant stand trailer park trash (i cant, btw) and i’m asian, i’ll bet you would have less of problem with that. Let’s not be hypocritical. You have your own forms of bigotry and we all do, its part of being human. If you are intelligent, you make associations naturally and often whether you like it or not. The trick is to not voice it on sites like JJ where everyone acts like they have not a smidgen of racism but really do. Live and learn, no?

  • Nightwish

    So now its revenge, Cheyanne? i wasnt around when slavery existed. I had nothing to do with that. Why do i have to pay the price now? So whites concede to the point where blacks rule the country, will that make everything even? When the fuck can we all move on?

  • smokeskater

    Hollywood shouldn’t force equality, I agree with you, but at the same time Hollywood films from past to present are majority white. Look at film and television statistics. Hollywood wants to portray America as it is, like a mirror, but in a ‘real sense’ America is a melting pot, with minorities holding high or low positions in the real world, which could, or perhaps should, be portrayed as directly on screen. But if every character is white and I mean every character, than how exactly is that reflecting America in its reality, when a few or some of those characters could be other races alike in the real world. America’s film and television should be partial and real. And not derived from bias and bigoted views to rationalize that certain characters must be white, when the characters color could be anything. Color should be involve when it’s specific to a narrative, story, and/or plot. Not because America, majority whites, says’ it needs to be.
    Secondly, reverse racism? Please research exactly what racism is before you throw it into your argument.
    Thirdly, you said ‘when exactly has there been a blonde haired, blue eyed hero or heroine in a film?” The whole got damn Marvel franchise are full of those type of people including Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johannson who starred in Lucy, recently. Like, seriously.
    Lastly, whites are the new racial minority? Again, seriously? The minute more people of color began to ask for more diverse roles to reflect them, suddenly their taking everything from whites, when that isn’t even remotely true. Whites have ruled tv and have had direct control over how they chose to portray people color. Now that the roles have flipped, suddenly, whites are the minority? LOL

  • Nightwish

    Well its as you said, white superheroes in the marvel universe are casted along functional story and plot lines. A latino thor and chinese captain america would not have worked out well, we all know that, and this eludes to the precise point i was making earlier – hollywood should be careful not overplay its hand in representing races that do not naturally fit particular roles – a very simple and racist-free point that Shonda and others here have chosen to take offense with. The bottom line is this – the public has little say over casting in hollywood. That is in the hands of the jews and studios which they run. Their first consideration is how casting will affect grosses for the film. Everything else is secondary. hollywood is far from pragmatic i guarantee you that, and one only needs to look within the industry to appreciate how decedant it truly is. And please give your reverse racism muddle a rest.. you know what i mean by that. Perhaps the following will shed some light, all yours –
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_racism
    they didnt like his mike brown issue answer:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_JPrDklNukQ

  • Rickety Janes

    sadly, you have no brain….

  • chloe

    Ha, interesting choice of insult. But, seeing as I’m the one who’d be able to use the word theology correctly in a sentence, I’d say that I’m the one with the brain while your’s is clearly lacking…

  • Rickety Janes

    *sigh*….ok, i’ll take the bait…”theology” = study of god, “victim theology” = study of the modern god, yourself-as-victim….i know, pretty complicated stuff, but ast least try before you start complaining…

  • British Latin American

    LOL

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