Amy Sherman-Palladino (Sort Of) Addresses Diversity Criticism, Responds to Shonda Rhimes

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Last week, Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice/Scandal producer Shonda Rhimes called out Bunheads - and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino - for its lack of diversity, Tweeting to millions of followers:

Hey @abcfbunheads: really? You couldn't cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?

Now, in response, Sherman-Palladino has sat down with Internet talk show Media Mayhem and addressed the casting controversy. Sort of.

For some reason, the host immediately flips the topic into female-on-female criticism, mostly glossing over the actual critique in favor of an agenda that makes it sounds like all women are stuck in middle school and can only be critical of each other out of jealousy.

Watch now and react to both Sherman-Palladino's reply ("I don't do message shows...") and the strange line of questioning:

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