"HELL NO": Shonda Rhimes and others destroy Deadline’s ridiculous "Ethnic Casting" backlash story

People are rightfully angry at writer Nellie Andreevna's notion that minorities are stealing white actors' roles

By Anna Silman
Published March 25, 2015 2:17PM (EDT)
Shonda Rhimes      (Reuters/Fred Prouser)
Shonda Rhimes (Reuters/Fred Prouser)

Last night, Deadline’s Nellie Andreevna published a lengthy piece titled “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings—About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” As you can probably guess just from the title of the piece, people were not happy with Andreevna’s offensive, patently ridiculous suggestion that TV’s diversity pendulum "may have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction" and the notion "ethnic" actors are stealing white actors roles. You can read our own Sonia Saraiya's takedown of the article here, or just take it from the folks on Twitter:

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