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Shonda Rhimes Hits Critics of 'Gay Scenes' in Her TV Shows

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 12:18 PM

Television producer Shonda Rhimes responded Sunday to increasing online criticism that "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder" feature too many "gay scenes."

"The gay scenes in Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder are too much. There is no point, and they add nothing to the plot," one Twitter user wrote to Rhimes over the weekend, E! Online reported.

Rhimes then opened up the discussion with a series of tweets, responding not just to her detractor, but offering up more general thoughts on those who have been oppressed and done some oppressing of their own.





The series of tweets defending her writing choice are not the first for the executive producer and showrunner of "Grey's Anatomy," its spin-off "Private Practice," and "Scandal."

Last month, Rhimes politely but firmly disagreed with an article in The New York Times that labeled her an "angry black woman" for creating "How to Get Away with Murder." She not only rejected the designation, but also pointed out that she only produced the show. It was created by a white man, her friend Pete Nowalk.

Last week, Vanity Fair asked its readers if the show was the "Most Progressive Show on Television?"

"ABC’s soapy new legal thriller is unafraid of diversity, strong women, and gay sex. Which makes it pretty important," it wrote.

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