Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blind Item #11

"Could you look more black?" Television executive to this B- list mostly television actress this week who once was on a very big television show. Super sized even. She told him to f**k off.

43 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

Race-baiting Enty gets a hat trick!

MontanaMarriott said...

Lisa Bonet?

sandybrook said...

Thelma from Good Times

gadfly said...

Esther Rolle.

sandybrook said...

Haha maybe this is the Gabboury Sidibe one "supersized"

texas rose said...

Clues subject to interpretation. Did he want her to look more black or saying it ironically? Do supersized relate to her size or alluding to title of big hit television show?

Runswithscissors said...

Thought the same, Gaboury Sidibe. And wow! Why does everybody think it's ok to pick on her?! Her dress? Her weight? And now her skin tone?! This is ridiculous!!!! I happen to think her skin tone is beautiful! Just like Lupita Nyong'o.

Sugar said...

And boom goes the dynamite!

sandybrook said...

You might have something there @Rose super sized might be giant hit show :(

The Dude said...

@TTM I agree...this is race-baiting Enty again.

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sandybrook said...

If that's the case maybe it is Phylicia Rashad or Lisa Honey from Cosby

TinselSass said...

Gabourey's awesome tweet re: GG critics and haters:

@GabbySidibe

To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK

sandybrook said...

*Bonet *

hollywood dime said...

Sadly, this happens to. A LOT of black actresses. Could be anybody.

MontanaMarriott said...

I am led to believe supersized is how big the show was like The Cosby Show. Wasn't supersized also use for thursday nights on NBC because of all their #1 sitcoms on that night?

sandybrook said...

Must See TV @Montana

texas rose said...

Sandy- I thought of phylicia and lisa also. Any hit shows with giant or big in title?

QueenAnne Guido said...

Rashida Jones formerly of parks and rec

sandybrook said...

I'm sure "Big" has been used many times dunno about Giant @Rose

MontanaMarriott said...

Aww that's it, Thanks @sandybrook

sandybrook said...

One of the Mowrys just showed up in random pics.

Gayeld said...

Awesome response.

NomNom83 said...

I'm hard-pressed to think of a scenario where this would be okay to say, but I'm just not clear on HOW it was said.

Did he say it like Chandler Bing ("Could you BE any blacker?") or like a Tim Gunn ("You're not black enough. Make-up! *snap.snap* We need some darkening over here!")?

Also, because I'm betting there's room for a second foot in his mouth and I could use a laugh, I would love to hear what he thinks "more black" looks like.

Eros said...

Would someone really say that to gabby. Shes a midnight shade of black and even the guy meant in mannerisms that she should act more black, I still cant see that being said to her.

With that said, I have no guesses. :(

tigerjen77 said...

Aisha Tyler- She was a recurring guest on Friends for quite a bit and their shows were the first to be "Super-sized".

crila16 said...

I personally like black. It's sleek looking. Don't really see what the big deal is if the person is black and they're wearing black.

I guess the same could go in reverse. Someone with super white, pale skin and a pale dress. if someone said...could you be any whiter? I wouldn't be insulted, it would actually be kinda funny. Or even if I had a sunburn and was wearing a red dress...and someone said "could you be any redder?" That's even funnier.

ninotchka said...

I took it to mean the exec was asking a Black actress to look, speak, behave in a more stereotypical tv idea of an "urban" Black person. A cracker's ignorance that most Black people are middle class.

Eros said...

@ crila I wouldnt be ofdended if anyone said that to me either-- xould you be any whiter. But obviously our society has negative connotations asociated with dark skin. Every race has a favorable attitude against those who look less like their ethnicity and more white. Hispanic culture/ethnicity, asian ethnicity and african cultures all have the bias. The indian culture has a name for it and arent even allowed to marry outside theirsegment. Thats why I dont think someone would say it to her. Its an added insult I would think ..

Eros said...

*every race has a favorable attitude towards *

Damn typos

Tina Mallette said...

Well if that is how a character was written for a particular role in a particular movie or TV series? The producer could have used a different descriptor like can you be more ghetto oops sorry.

Because let's face it a lot of the dialogue in movies and TV is offensively or just stupidly stereotypical and not just for one particular race or ethnic group or sex. That is why I love the shows that have the kind of writing that is just the opposite or aims for it even if they don't hit the mark all the time. You know a gay man who is actually quite macho looking and does not talk like less flamboyant members of the gay community because they exist too.



auntliddy said...

Well of course thats annoying and insulting but its show business and thats the insane shit they say. Coukd u look sexier? " im playing a woman who's husband and child just died!" Can you look taller or shorter or less jock or more jock or more feminine and less new york or less midwestern or more girll next doir thats a secret slut? And it seems to happen way more to women.

Harlow17 said...

what word were they emphasizing? I also took this possibly saying someones tan was way too dark. But as someone said earlier did they mean more "urban" or something. were they being sarcastic or seriously asking? too many questions...

Pookie said...

race-baiting? you guys are seriously reaching on this.

lisa bonet, and 'cosby show' being the 'supersized' reference (bc it *was* huge back in the day).

fancyscreenname said...

Who has the balls to tell the boss to fuck off?

Would a fledgling actress respond this way?
Why would a veteran b asked to change it up?
No one in the middle would dare, IMO.
And like I always say if u r going to b in an occupation of your choosing isn't it best to do things (within reason) to keep working?

PotPourri said...

people know that all these people look black. That's why I don't understand this with a celebrity.

tennis peach said...

To Talks Too Much - why is this race baiting?

th47 said...

Agree with the Rashida Jones guess. Her character is leaving Parks and Rec soon so she could be looking for a new role. She was on the Office, which frequently had super sized 40 min or 1 he episodes at its peak.

Danerys Targaryon said...

I think I would be totally offended if some one asked me if I could be any whiter. I mean why not? Black people are offended when you call them black. I would think "could you be any whiter is like calling you a redneck or kkk. But I think this can be interpretted as a white perwon trying to be black a.k.a Miley or Bieber, in which case that could change the guesses dramatically...On a side note, when my son was born, my dads first words were "wow, he's really white" Im still not sure if that was an insult or out of surprise or what.

B said...

@TalksTooMuch. I don't see anything race baiting about this blind. He's just relaying a quote.

versace buckles said...

Super Sized was the ad tag line for a certain night of primetime network shows. Like Super Sized Sunday or something. if you can figure out what shows, you can find the actress.

versace buckles said...

Super sized Thursday was 30 Rock, Scrubs, The Office, and something called Andy Barker PI

versace buckles said...

So that makes me think Nicole Randall Johnson from MadTv and Andy Barker PI?