Star Jones: I’m Not Hating on “Scandal”

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    Lawyer, talk show hostess and author Star Jones has had a long and healthy career in the entertainment industry. As most people know if they’ve read her books or seen her during her time on “The View,” she also has no problem speaking her mind. That’s what she did earlier this year while watching “Scandal.” At that time, the show’s storyline had Olivia Pope, leader of the show’s fixer firm, Pope and Associates, involved with a Black senator, Edison Davis. As ‘Scandal-ites’ know, the Senator was ultimately passed over in favor of President Fitzgerald Grant, the very married President who is in love with Olivia. This rubbed Jones the wrong way and in a  tweet she sent to Rhimes, she said so.

    “??? 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!”

    Rhimes, who is also creator of the shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” and is the most powerful Black woman in television aside from Oprah Winfrey tweeted back:

    “@shondarhimes: OH! Just read the tweets. Here’s answer: Because this show is not a fairy tale & Olivia is not a role model.”

    Jones had nothing more to say, publicly at least, until this morning on The Tom Joyner Morning Show. When asked if she was “hating” on “Scandal” via a Text Tom listener, Jones responded.

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    18 thoughts on “Star Jones: I’m Not Hating on “Scandal”

    1. Watching Scandal’s Olivia Pope character it does make one wonder if Black women in high up positions do only date and sleep with white men, there isn’t anything disillusioned about that, in fact it maybe a reality! Wonder who Condi Rice was rolling with, never saw her with a Black man.

      • I hardly think that intelligent, thinking black people would “wonder” if black women in high positions only sleep with white men! What an insult!

        Facts are that the majority of black men and women (no matter how high up they are financially, are with black mates.

        No matter if they are or not, human beings, black folks and white folks have been getting together for generations, and will continue to do so.

        Like another poster stated, if people don’t like the show, don’t watch it.

        • To Msyellarose, True that, but I only mention this because the scandal story has a female lead character.

    2. Its a TV show people!!!! Watch ANY daytime soap and somebody is embroiled in an adulturous affair, interrracial or not, and soaps have been on longer than the 50+ years I’ve been alive. And women, yes, even Christian women, watch soaps without it changing their beliefs. Its escapism! Why is this such an issue in the AA community.

    3. Bring it down a peg Star. If Olivia went with the brother, it would not be “scandalous” and therefore no fun to watch. It’s fiction, we get that.

    4. Hence, the title “SCANDAL” did you think this would be a Christian series? Use common sense….it’s only a show, nothing to get bend out of shape over it’s entertainment only!

    5. Tami excellent comment!! AA are always focused. We always have to deal with our problems but we are entitled to fantasy and good writing, which Scandal is comprised of both. We aren’t robots, we are people. Plus that storyline ended with the Senator awhile back, why is Star tweeted about it now? That is only for publicity purposes.

    6. Buckwheats Momma I totally agree with you. I take offense to Star Jones comment because it perpetrates that Olivia has to choose the Senator because he was black. I’m sorry but to me, where is the outrage when we see prominent black male characters with non-black women characters. Believe me there is plenty on television. I’m sorry but it is not up to black women to keep black men, we need to take off our own burkhas and realize we too are free to date who we want, and fall in love with who we want. I love Olitz and know that Fitz is not in love with his wife, it is a marriage of convenience and position.

    7. Lighten up folks!

      It is a story from a writers imagination, and it is strickly for entertainment purposes, and not intended to “add more confusion” to anyone. Certainly black people could not be “distracted” from issues because of this story-line, and if they are then I just don’t know what to say. LOL!

      Ms. Rhimes gave Star the right answer: ” Because this show is not a fairy tale & Olivia is not a role model.”

      You folks have been watching white owned and written shows for decades, but now that a black woman has success, and can call the shots, there is a problem with that.It never fails.

      Hat’s off to you Ms. Rhimes. Keep on doing it!

      PS Star Jones would be the first to run to this show IF a role was offered to her. Give ma a break!

    8. The masses of black people are being distracted by fantasy while we still face major issues. This show is nothing but an attempt to add more confusion to the table the only message it sends is that immoral behavior is acceptable as long as some money and the illusion of power is gained. Which is the same mentality many of our lost brothers in the drug game had.

      • White folks aren’t confused by soap opera’s, Dallas, or the other sitcoms and movies that feature them. Are you saying that AA’s are so easily disillusioned that a television show would throw us off of our focus. If we are so easily mislead, we have much bigger problems.

        It seems like we are never happy. If we aren’t on television in a major role some of us complain we are being left out. If we are in a major role some of us complain that we are being confused. GYL!!!

        • THANK YOU!!

          Another intelligent comment!

          There seems to always be a problem no matter what we do!

      • For people who complain about the show — the simple solution is: Don’t watch it! It’s excellent writing; superb acting and Millions LOVE Scandal and preaching about its immorality isn’t going to change that!

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