‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Creator Has Harsh Words for New Series

Jun 13, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The creator of "Grey’s Anatomy" has lashed out at a series that debuted on cable this week, the New York Post reports. Shonda Rhimes is criticizing ABC Family’s new dance series "Bunheads" for a lack of diversity, the story reports.

"Hey @abcfbunheads: really? You couldn’t cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show?” Rhimes tweeted. Rhimes is African-American.

"Bunheads" debuted Monday and focuses on a former ballerina-turned-showgirl, played by Sutton Foster, who teaches at her mother-in-law’s dance school. The program was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino of "Gilmore Girls."

"I def don’t feel bad when my kid watches white performers,” Rhimes wrote in a follow-up tweet. “Not at all what I’m saying. Am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. Just pointing out one issue.”


  1. Sorry Shonda, you said what you said and it was stupid and insensitive. Using her logic, I should have been uncomfortable and ashamed when I watched “The Cosby Show.”

  2. KA-PING!
    You hit the nail right on the head, Bill.

  3. I think you two need to get out of the sun. It’s starting to discolor you neck.

  4. That’s right because there were never ANY white people on The Cosby Show. Wait…actually there were quite a few.
    Just like there were always people of color on Seinfeld and other shows that try to reflect a tiny bit of real life.
    I believe Shonda’s point is that in 2012 it’s realistic to think there would be at least 1 dancer of color in a dance school. Too radical a thought?

  5. KA-PING!
    You hit the nail right on the head, lindy.

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