black folks need to stop wanting to be “included” in everything.
i fonted it.
we always complain about the lack of diversity on a white show,
especially shows based in new yawk.
“sex and the city” and “friends” had that debate for many years.
well sarah jessica parker,
who played carrie bradshaw on “sex and the city”,
claims the show was “tone deaf”.
this is what she had to say via “the hollywood reporter”…
“You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen,” the Divorce actress said of the HBO show’s four white leads at the Deauville Film Festival, where she was on hand for the premiere of her new film Here and Now (formerly titled Blue Night). “I personally think it would feel bizarre.”
i live in new yawk and work in manhattan.
i’ve done corporate for many years.
“sex and the city” was a perfect representation of snow vixens in this city.
black and whites have two different cultures out here.
whites live in their own gentrified bubble out here,
especially if they have money.
from silver spoon suburbia,
doesn’t has anything in common with “keisha”.
well besides a vagina and a
secret love lust for black pipe.
bad enough how ruthless they are to black vixens in corporate.
you’ll see a few co workers doing “happy hour”,
but to see them gallivanting together like on the show?
with the boost of interracial relationships out here,
you’ll see more snow vixens dating black wolves nowadays…
…but that’s about it.
i don’t know about you,
but when i watch certain shows,
i don’t need diversity.
and “sex and the city” are super white.
i like it like that.
i like my shows either heavy on the cream or straight black.
good tv should show a completely different world,
which means characters/story lines we aren’t use too.
when “we” do get placed on these shows,
because of random complaints,
it often comes off forced and stereotypical.
see: jennifer hudson in “sex and the city movie”.
^this scene always makes me hurl.
i didn’t see a ton of whites on “martin”,
or a “a different world”.
you don’t even see white folks like that on “insecure”.
if the cultures can mesh cohesively then cool.
“power” does it perfectly.
instead of begging to be on a white show,
we need to keep creating more of our own.
just a thought.
lowkey: it’s even worse when they put a gay on a show and he’s full stereotype.
article cc: the hollywood reporter