Black actress: I was fired for not being ‘hood’ enough

Black actress: I was fired for not being ‘hood’ enough
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[Ed. – Not a typo for ‘good’]

Scandal star Kerry Washington says she was fired from two different TV pilots for not fitting a stereotype about black women. “BeforeScandal, I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast,” Washington revealed in a new Varietyinterview, set to air this month on PBS. “For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more ‘girlfriend,’ more like ‘hood,’ more ‘urban.’”

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