Shonda Rhimes Blasts ‘Deadline’ Article On The Alleged Struggle Of White Actors

Shonda Rhimes had some things to say regarding an article that surfaced on the Internets last night (Mar. 24) written on Deadline titled: “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings—About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?”

Rhimes took to Twitter today (Mar. 25) to share her sentiments on the controversial piece, and this is what she had to say:

The story alluded to the the rise of network shows like Fox’s Empire, ABC’S Fresh off the Boat and Rhime’s latest hit How to Get Away With Murder – featuring mostly actors of color – and how it allegedly poses a threat for white actors to score roles.

“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,” wrote Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva.”Ethnic castings exploded this season… But, as is the case with any sea change, the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction.”

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“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,” she continued.

However, the 45 year-old hit TV show producer’s Twitter reply was not over. She later went onto to re-tweet a bunch disgruntled tweets from media experts regarding the infamous story:

Is the influx of actors of color really a threat to white actors? Sound off. – Richy Rosario