The Retweet: Deadline Apologizes For Problematic ‘Ethnic Castings’ Article, But We’re Not Convinced

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So this happened.

Just days after Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva posted a piece that seemed to attribute the number of Black actors snagging roles in Hollywood to an affirmative action quota of sorts (and simply put, not Black excellence), the site’s editor has issued an apology.

Deadline is sorry. They really are sorry.

My co-editor-in-chief Nellie Andreeva’s goal was to convey that there was such an uptick of TV pilot casting of people of color that it pinched white actors who’ve historically gotten most of the jobs, and to question if this could last if it was being treated as a fad,” editor Mike Fleming Jr. wrote.

“All this was undermined by that headline (which we changed after the fact) and a repetition of the word “ethnic” that came off cold and insensitive. The only appropriate way to view racial diversity in casting is to…

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