Let Shonda Rhimes school you once again on the topic of diversity.

Shonda Rhimes is not feeling the word diversity.

In a panel on the under-representation of women in the media, Shonda talked about how ticked off she gets when anyone suggests to her that she hire a writer or staff member who is “diverse.”

“A person is not diverse… Color of skin is not what makes people diverse. The best thing you can do is to not make someone the only one in the room.”


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And while Shonda has been lauded for doing just that, maintaining diversity both on and off screen, she’s not convinced that she should be celebrated for creating a show “that looks like the world looks.”

“I don’t understand why that’s revolutionary.”


Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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