SCANDAL SHOCK! Kerry Washington would not have played the mistress of the President if he were black

*Kerry Washington made a surprising statement in an interview with Ebony recently while discussing her role in “Scandal.”

Gracing the cover of the latest issue of the magazine, the most popular black woman on television says in the cover article that she wouldn’t have taken the role if the president (on the show) was black.

Diversity is Shonda Rhimes middle name and she’s been rewarded for her great writing and ability to relate to a variety of audiences. But her latest greatest work has caught some heat for glorifying a sticky love triangle and extramarital relationship.

Shonda responded to Star Jones’ concern about the show saying, “The scandalous nature of her relationship with the POTUS on the show does not escape Washington, who says that is exactly why she would have passed on the role if the character were played by a black man.

On the same issue, Kerry also had reservations at first.

“I was a little concerned because [the character has] a scandalous relationship with the [occupant of the] White House,” the actress said. “I thought, ‘If the president on the show is Black, I will not do the show.’ Because to me, it was too important a moment. I didn’t want to do anything that compromised my relationship with the [president] or that made it seem like I had an insider view on the Obama presidency. I thought that would be so disrespectful and so against all the work that I had done.”

Interesting: If you watch this show….what are your thoughts on her position??


Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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