Like many publications, People Magazine livetweeted last night’s series premiere of “How to Get Away With Murder” and the season premieres of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” It was a big night for ABC producer Shonda Rhimes, one of the creative minds behind all three shows. But instead of celebrating Rhimes’ skill or having feelings about Cyrus’ hair, People posted a series of racially offensive tweets
From Jezebel’s Rebecca Rose:
For those who don’t know, the quote references Davis’ Oscar-nominated role as Aibileen Clark, a maid in The Help. The reaction on Twitter was immediate, as many followers expressed not their outrage–because I don’t think it’s fair to portray this as just blind outrage–but their disappointment that this what a media company chooses to highlight.
And that was after this happened:
Rose points out that the problem goes beyond Twitter. People Magazine was recently sued for racial discrimination by a former editor, Tatsha Robertson, who was reportedly told, “You need to talk like everyone else here. You’re not at Essence anymore.” Read more at the Huffington Post.