“Ethnic” Casting Too Much of a Good Thing? What the f%ck does that mean?

Looks like another reporter is about to feel the wrath of Shonda Rhimes and her own army of fans.  Deadline published an article yesterday entitled, “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” which inspired Shonda Rhimes to post the cryptic tweet:


I pride myself on looking at issues from multiple perspectives, but I have to roll with Shonda on this one, if for no other reason that this delusional part of the article:

“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.”  – Deadline

Wait?!  What? Some “White” actors feelings are hurt because they are being demoted to equality?  How many times do you think an actor of color was turned down for not having the right skin color?  Yes, the tide is shifting, and it may become extreme for a little while, although I doubt it.  It may just trend, I certainly hope not, but if it is, I encourage all actors of color, myself included, to ride this train out and IF it does end, have enough connections and resources to create your own.  Read the entire Deadline article here.

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