In today’s “Whatchu talkin’ about, Willis?” news, a writer for Deadline has an issue with all of the diversity being displayed on television that’s now leaving white actors unemployed.
And the internet went:
after reading the piece of garbage.
Nellie Andreeva’s white tears received no love after what people perceived as blatant racism after reading her post.
1st Reaction:: HELL NO. Lemme take off my earrings, somebody hold my purse! 2nd Reaction: Article is so ignorant I can't even be bothered.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 25, 2015
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? I mean…I just…AND HOW MANY TIMES CAN WE SAY ETHNIC IN ONE GODDAMNED ARTICLE, NELLIE?
— jerrika hinton (@hellojerrika) March 25, 2015
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) March 25, 2015
What troubles me is the decision-makers in Hollywood who will read that @Deadline tripe about black actors in television and say, "Exactly."
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 25, 2015
Here’s a snippet of what everyone is angry about:
“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,” Andreeva wrote.
And in conclusion, this is pretty much the only apropos response to Andreeva: