Saturday, September 07, 2019

Blind Item #1

This A+ list comedy showrunner claims to be a champion of diversity, but has "let go" of all three diversity hire writers who have walked through the door on his show. For the upcoming final season, his room is mostly white and male.

28 comments:

Honey Bunny said...

Dave Chappelle?

squirrelmistress said...

what's chapelle's final season?

Tricia13 said...

Steve Levitan/Modern Family

s.s. said...

Don't really care who it is, but is Enty saying he's supporting the practice of "diversity hires"---useless tokenism that makes a small population of imbeciles--some of whom have influence---happy ?

As opposed getting the best writing and best final product out ?

Sad.

J said...

Any indication of whether the let-go writers were funny?

Thia said...

@Tricia13 - can you go read the blind about the compound from yesterday and give us a guess? Please? The answer seems like it should be so obvious, but none of us had guesses that really fit.

J said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/titaniamcgrath/status/1101840806518898689?lang=en

longtimereader said...

Pretty much the entire Simpsons writer's room was Ivy league white males during the best run, who care's as long as they are funny?

Tricia13 said...

Yes I will check it out-read it quickly yesterday..but didn’t go back

Tricia13 said...

Titania McGrath is genius on Twitter.

MeliticusBee said...

I think the point is that the showrunner has blathered on forever about wokeness over reality....but really is just as not woke as anyone.
It isn't a judgement about his decision to hire/keep writers who are funny regardless of their race/gender/politics...but about the fact that he was pretending he would do otherwise.

The main offense of all this SJW PC-ness is not the base belief...but the pretentious posers.

notthisagain said...

@meliticus

this is really well put

I think about the famous black mystery writer walter mosley, who got kicked out/fired from the writers room for recounting a story he experienced with a black police office...and he said the n word...like recounting the story...

SOMEBODY IN THERE REPORTED HIM! him! can you believe that?

its great to be aware and progressive, but thats just pure stupid and not genuine. theres no point if you're just a poser.

also re: tokenism in the writers room - lets not pretend this is an industry thats a meritocracy, ppl....

JS said...

Lorne Michaels - Saturday Night Live.

notthisagain said...

@JS

cant be bc it mentions 'upcoming final season' - Modern Family fits cause its series finale is coming up. SNL aint ending anytime soon

Me said...

Smart thieves like circulating around the money... then they miraculously appear on Obama's Netflix.

Did you know Mr. Chappelle escaped to Africa when those evil Hollywood moguls went after his money?

Gen-z99 said...
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Gen-z99 said...

@longtimereader.

It comes down to the power dynamics,white men seek and get support from minorities and women all the time with little to no hussle but let the reverse happen and it's a whole different reaction.Just look at how whites reacted to the casting of hailey bailey for little mermaid.What happened to the best actor gets the role?Meritocracy?colour blind?yeah that kind of hypocrisy doesn't sit well with alot of people.

For me you can hire/date whoever you want but don't ever think of coming at my door step asking for my cash and support,you bloody racist misogynist.Kapeesh!

Drewholtaus said...

Proves the point that tokenism doesnt work. Show runner had to get rid of them because they were not good at their jobs! Abc's not running a naacp charity...sorry

Drewholtaus said...

No way they got fired from abc unless they were truly bad at their jobs. Class action lawsuit would already be in the courts!

Drewholtaus said...

Abc disney is forcing the wokeness issues across the board with gma mixed ish shonda shows black little mermaid etc.

Drewholtaus said...

Disney abc is really on the warpath about this. If the black irish little mermaid fails, they will call their own audience racist! Thats where this forced pc stuff ends, alienating their own audience at the altar of woke. ..go broke at your own danger

Drewholtaus said...

Dave chapelle zero to 15 percent critics score and 90 percent audience approvalscoring

KaySea said...

Lorne Michaels - SNL

Drewholtaus said...

I can think of probably ten to fifteen disney network kids better for little mermaid. Disney is a joke! Star wars is failing and now they have to bring back live action golden oldies movies to balance the bottom line and extend copyrights forever

Mahogany1 said...

I thought modern family was over already

Mom said...

Perhaps he hired based on talent, creativity, and merit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Gen-z99 said...

Nah more like whiteness and maleness. Either way pay for your own content.I aint supporting ya'll racist ass

orangesoda said...

Bullshit, GenZ. Women generally just aren't as funny as men, for one and there are plenty of black male comedians. These guys likely got fired because they just couldn't do their jobs as well as someone else.

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