I am bewildered by the race based criticism of HBO’s Girls. Critics seem to have located a kind of brazen venom in the lack of minority representation on the show. As Hanlon’s razor goes, never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Lena Dunham has admitted that the whiteness of the show’s four leads was an honest mistake.
The apology, of course, did nothing to stem the massive amount of anti-superlatives from being hurled at her show. Girls is being treated to an absolute ass paddling from bloggers everywhere for “Whitegate,” despite the shameful fact that most shows fail miserably at incorporating meaningful storylines involving minority characters on a regular basis.
I know, I know. There’s been 500 billion articles about Lena Dunham and Girls but this is amazing and spot on. If you hate all the Girls criticism, especially about the lack of minority representation, then this is a great piece written by a dude who is smarter than all of us. READ IT!