Shonda Rhimes Says ‘Scandal’ Doesn’t Promote Adultery
‘Scandal’ producer Shonda Rhimes is yet again going to bat for the controversial central storyline that has made the show so popular.
After the producer of another ABC drama titled “Betrayal” likened the plot of his show to that of ‘Scandal’and indirectly implied that both shows have to find a way to make adultery acceptable according to Indiewire, Shonda clapped back with this response:
“I don’t feel like we’re making adultery acceptable. We weren’t setting out to make adultery OK.
To me it’s not about adultery or not adultery. We’re telling the story of these two characters who very specifically have this kind of relationship [...] we tell all sides. So while there are times when you’re like, ‘Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Liv are wonderful and I want them to be together,’ there are also times you think, ‘Fitz is scum and he shouldn’t be cheating on his wife.’ And there are times you think, ‘Olivia should go off and find herself somebody who’s single.’
I like the fact that everybody feels this big debate. That’s fantastic, because that’s the point. We’re not giving a judgement on it one way or the other.
Do you agree with Shonda’s sentiments, Bossip fam?