Shonda Rimes Responds To Star Jones Criticism Of ‘Scandal’
While the rest of the world was tuned in to the weekly ‘Scandal’ obsession that seems to be taking over the Thursday night Prime Time television slot, daytime talk show host turned professional motor mouth and actress Star Jones was picking apart the character played by Kerry Washington….aka Olivia Pope.
Star criticized the show’s creator Shonda Rimes for Olivia being a high class slorebag who gets it in with the married U.S. President on the show and questioned why he couldn’t have been a single man instead:
“??? for @shondaRhimes: Why does #OliviaPope reject fine azz Senate Maj Leader #EdisonDavis for married #POTUS w/ a pregnant wife? #Scandal,” Jones wrote. “I get POWER…I get POSITION…but @shondarhimes can the fierce powerful SINGLE sister pick the fierce powerful SINGLE brother?#scandal.”
“I love #scandal. @kerrywashington is ridiculously good…but I’d love to see #OliviaPope reject the unethical & immoral for a good brother!”
Once Shonda caught wind of the tweet, she promptly responded and didn’t hesitate to put Star in check:
“@shondarhimes: OH! Just read the tweets. Here’s answer: Because this show is not a fairy tale & Olivia is not a role model.”
Hmmm. Surely Star wasn’t the first Scandal stan to question Olivia Pope’s frekazoid fetish with a married man, but Shonda must have thought Star was little more out of pocket than she needed to be…