Dear Marc Cherry: Cállate, por favor

Yeah, we know that Marc Cherry’s “Devious Maids” got renewed. We still don’t like it, and we definitely think that Cherry comes across as some privileged white Hollywood producer when he says things like what he told The Guardian today:

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“At the end of the day it all came down to the job they were doing,” says Cherry. “Some people thought it was wrong that Latin American women were working as maids and I said, well, there are Latin American women who work as maids.

“We look at issues and experiences from their point of view. Too often [TV] shows rich white people and the only Latin faces are the maids in uniforms who set down the plate of food and leave.

“We follow that maid and see that maid’s reaction to what’s going on. That takes it out of the realm of stereotypes and becomes something far more important. Some people see the world through politically correct glasses and there is nothing you can do to change their mind.”

Our response? Yo, Marc Cherry, some people thought it was wrong that Hollywood is just run by a bunch of guys like you. You have no idea, so please pretend that you do. And if you want to celebrate mediocrity, you have every right to do so. But leave the social commentary to others.

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