Master of None Aziz Ansari is angry at Hollywood’s lack of diversity
Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari once again spoke about diversity in Hollywood, joking that it’s strange that the films based on author Nicholas Sparks’ books, only star white people.hollywood Updated: May 23, 2016 13:52 IST
Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari once again spoke about diversity in Hollywood, joking that it’s strange that the films based on author Nicholas Spark’s books, only star white people.
Ansari shared his views at The New York Times’ TimesTalks on Friday stating that diversity in films is not getting better, reports people.com.
“When people ask me, ‘Do you think the diversity stuff is getting better?’ I’m like, ‘No.’ There’s a poster right outside our writer’s room, it’s one of those Nicholas Sparks books where it’s just two white people just staring at each other,” he said.
Ansari, who stars in the hit Netflix show Master of None, added: “There has been 20 of those movies - not once is it a black woman staring into a guy’s eyes.You know, everyone has romance in their lives. It’s strange that every time it’s two white people falling in love.”
Talking about diversity on television, the Master of None creator shared that the medium too suffers the same problem.
“I looked at some lineup of new shows and it’s like, MacGyver, Training Day with a white guy - what are we doing?,” he said.
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First Published: May 23, 2016 13:51 IST