The Cast And Creator Of ‘Blackish’ Don’t Want To Talk About Diversity Anymore

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08.04.16 6 Comments

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Blackish is one of the best comedies on television. It’s the fifth-highest rated comedy on television right now, and deservedly so. The consistent humor, intelligent social commentary, and top notch performances from the entire cast is a rare combination on television and going into its third season it looks as if Blackish is prepared to continue being one of the smartest shows around.

One thing that will probably change moving forward is the reactions from the creator and cast when they are asked about the show’s audience breakdown or anything else related to its diverse representation. At the show’s TCA panel on Thursday – attended by creator Kenya Barris, producer Jonathan Groff, and most of the cast – a reporter asked what percentage of the show’s audience is black. According to Variety, Barris responded by pointing out that those kinds of questions should not be what people focus on when discussing the show.

“I will be so happy when diversity is not a word.

It doesn’t matter who’s watching our show. The fact is that they’re watching it. And I feel like every question at every panel … I get so tired of talking about diversity. These are amazing, talented actors and amazing writers who give their all and they don’t have to do this. It’s crowding the conversation.”

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