Ellen Pompeo became the premiere authority on racial diversity in award shows a couple of years ago when she said on The View that we don’t need the NAACP Awards anymore, because there shouldn’t be separation between races and every awards show should be THE PEOPLE’S!!! award show. Well, Ellen is coming after the Emmys now and she said in so many words that its name should be changed to the NAAWP (National Association for the Advancement of White People) Awards, because all she saw was a wave of singing and dancing white people. Ellen, whose daughter is biracial, told USA Today that this year’s Emmys was like some shit out of the 1950s (but isn’t the Emmys always like that?):
“I didn’t see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me…. That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?”
Ellen went on to pat her own show on the back for being diverse:
“I’m extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day.”
Ellen’s comment reminds me of when I went to see a touring production of Beauty and the Beast with a friend and during intermission she said, “Why is the only non-white person in the cast playing a fucking dancing rug?”
I drank like a Lohan on court day during the Emmys to get through that shit, so by the time the dance number came around, I was so tanked that all I saw were a bunch of blurry faces. It’s hard to make out skin color when everybody’s blurry. So I don’t know if Ellen is right, but I do know that she and Paula Deen have more in common than they thought. Paula Deen thinks the Emmys needed more dancing black people too!