Who Is To Blame?

Please, I always call out the racism of white women and non black people in general, but for once, black women did not support Still Star Crossed neither. Despite you perfectly knew the niche of the show was very specific, which means MEGA support deployed like black women did for Issa Rae with Insecure on HBO or Atlanta.

The truth is you don’t want to support Shonda Rhimes anymore, which is a shame because SSC is very different from her other shows and we had for once DARK-SKINNED black women as lead and in a PERIOD DRAMA TV!

Imagine the importance of SSC for black/non white kids who have no interest in Shakespeare because of the lack of representation !

So yes white women did not support strongly SCC but what about black women the major target of the program? What about black people who can also easily influence pop culture and launch trends?

Now, make the equation, it’s simple :

No support by the black community + Racism in fandom + No support by ABC = FAIL.

Congratulation, you played yourself.

EDIT :

For those who write me to say it’s only the fault of ABC because people didn’t know the show existed, read my blog. I know perfectly ABC sabotaged the communication and the marketing of SSC on purpose because they did not like the result. I also think Shonda fought to keep it because she thought her fanbase could support the show. I’ve posted an article about it on my blog, so read it.

But here, I am talking about people who knew and chose to ignore it. Don’t be naive, some people knew and destroyed the show before watching it. Some of them were white, but unfortunately, some of them were also black. I know what I read ! The main reason was they did not trust Shonda anymore because of the terrible (according to them) representation of black people on her other shows.

I also think some people who usually like Shondaland are not a fan of period dramas so they were not attracted and did not try to see it. They prefer modern shows where the main character is a workaholic woman who has a lot of problem in her personnal life.

I am not a fan of period dramas neither but when I saw the casting of SSC I chose to give it a chance  because representation is more than important for me. And I did not regret it. But when I’ve tried to find a place to talk about the show (or read comments, I’ve only found Tumblr.

Now Still Star-Crossed is canceled and it’s a shame.

do you ever just think about Meredith Grey’s monologues as excerpts of the diary she wrote for her kids in case Alzheimers got the worst of her

Calling out to all people on Tumblr that complain about the lack of diversity on television. 

WATCH STILL STAR- CROSSED. I REPEAT. WATCH STILL STAR- CROSSED. 

It has a largely diverse cast in period costumes, like c’mon. 

The main female lead is Black and is in no way an accessory for the White male lead. They are equals (in fact she might have a tad bit more screen time). 

There are strong, bad ass women that really overshadow their male counterparts at times. 

*Also if you’re a fan of the enemies turned lovers trope, then you will absolutely love this. 

Please support this! We have lost some great diverse shows because of the undeserved low ratings. Don’t let this be another one.

Originally posted by dailystillstarcrossed