I think one of the things that pisses me off the most about Jenna and Amber always getting left out of this kind of thing is the irony of it. They work on a show that’s about diversity. Maybe this cast isn’t quite as diverse as you’d like, but you can’t argue that it’s one of the most diverse casts on TV right now, all shapes all sizes, different races etc, and yet when a Magazine like Elle does a spread about the Women of Ryan Murphy’s shows, of which Glee is one of them, they make their selections and do their shoots to make it look anything BUT diverse.
Well… Naya is latin.
Tokenism: In the arts, employment, and politics, tokenism is a policy or practice of limited inclusion or artistic and/or political representation of members of a traditionally marginalized group, usually creating a false appearance of inclusive practices rather than discrimination, intentional or not.
Naya’s the token. In addition, Naya Rivera is lightened up in her photo, which happens a lot in photos involving people of color.
Yup. Skin lightening happens to everyone, but particularly to people of color. Just look at Rihanna! That’s scary.
Glee seems to be a show completely made up of tokens. They preach diversity and inclusion, but only end up doing the typical Asian on Asian love, for example. The two characters then don’t get normal kisses, nope. They get “Asian kisses” as Jes mentioned in her last post. Glee markets to a (largely) ignorant audience who don’t recognize true diversity. I remember reading some posts by an LGBTIQ blogger about how to some fans of Glee, Kurt and Blaine had become more than just a popular couple…they had become a FETISH.