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Shonda Rhimes Thinks Bunheads Could Use a Little More Diversity

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As the dust settles on the season-long Girls diversity debate, we turn now to ABC Family, where Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Bunheads — which stars Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop, and four teenage dancers, all of whom are white — has earned the disapproval of none other than Shonda Rhimes. The tweet in question: “Hey @abcfunheads: Really? You couldn’t cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?” Rhimes, whose own shows are notably, painstakingly diverse, later ran back her criticisms a bit, offering, “I did love seeing girls of all shapes and sizes. That was great. Am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. Just pointing out one issue … ” But it is an issue that people are probably not done arguing about! Especially where powerful female showrunners are involved. Stand by for Round Two (Round Ten?), everyone.

Shonda Rhimes Calls Bunheads Out on Diversity