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.”