ABC passes on ‘incredibly well-written scripts’ for not meeting diversity standards

Dana Walden, Walt Disney Television’s chairman of entertainment

Striving for a leftist utopia in which the key and most important characteristic of all people is their skin color, ABC/Disney has revealed that it is rejecting “incredibly well-written scripts” that don’t have the “right” skin colors represented prominently enough.

Having unveiled a set of inclusion standards last fall as a path toward more diverse representation both onscreen and behind the scenes on network shows, the company is demanding of its artists that 50 percent or more of regular characters come from “underrepresented” groups (which is to say: nonwhites) and the same percentage for the actors who play those parts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Dana Walden, Walt Disney Television’s chairman of entertainment, referred to the standards on April 9 during a forum held by Chapman University and Glamour. There she revealed that the latest batch of pilots that came to the network failed to pass racial muster.

Despite being white, Walden has not stepped down and surrendered her position to a less-white individual.

“I will tell you for the first time we received some incredibly well-written scripts that did not satisfy our standards in terms of inclusion, and we passed on them,” Walden told moderator Janice Min.

Walden described receiving a script that centered on a white family, with the assumption that the fictional neighbors would provide the show with its required non-whiteness.

“Pass,” she said. “That’s not going to get on the air anymore because that’s not what our audience wants. That’s not a reflection of our audience, and I feel good about the direction we’re moving.”

Walden said they’re about to announce at the top of next month a new BIPOC programming initiative at Hulu. “It is programming that is by BIPOC storytellers, for BIPOC audiences, curated by executives of color, high-level leaders inside of our organization.”

What in the world is BIPOC? It’s a new acronym for “Black, Indigenous and People Of Color.”

In other words, it means “the white-skinned need not apply.”


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