“How Oscar nominees are changing the game in Hollywood and WHERE ARE ALL THE ROLES FOR BLACK WOMEN?”
i don’t understand how people can think viola isn’t stunning.
“WOW!!!! TV Guide is NOT including me on the cover with my cast members….I am the female lead of a 3 member cast and I’m not included on the cover!!!!!! Do you see the shit I have to deal with in this business?…I cram to understand!!!!”
- Oscar and Emmy nominated actress Taraji P. Henson’s disappointment on TV Guide not asking her to join her white co-stars on the cover to promote “Person of Interest”
As you can see, we still have a LONG way to go. The industry is still extremely racially biased, regardless if you see Beyonce and Rihanna on so many magazine covers. There’s tons of other talented women who don’t get the same treatment and who equally deserve it.
Please understand that while some black women do achieve major success in the entertainment industry, they are just “it girls” for the time being, in comparison to the hundreds of white actresses, singers, and models who don’t have to put forth as much effort and energy. They just naturally fit Hollywood’s mode.
If Taraji’s role in “Person of Interest” was portrayed by Kate Hudson or Cherlize Theron, you can bet your ass that this character would’ve been on the cover of TV Guide.
I Love Taraji!
She’s a beautiful black woman, wonderful actress, and she’s from my hometown! (DC)