In light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, every company is under the microscope for its diversity practices. While a number of platforms have begun culling television series and whole seasons that are deemed racist, it appears there is still a long way to go. Last week, video subscription service Hulu cancelled the second season of High Fidelity, a series both starring and executively produced by Zoë Kravitz. In response, the actress took to social media to criticise the service’s lack of diversity in its content.
“I wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family,” wrote Kravitz in an Instagram post on Friday. “Thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show. I’m in awe of all of you. And thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us. #breakupssuck.”
The post attracted a slew of comments, namely from the likes of Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Lena Waithe. Tessa Thompson also commented, saying, “I will miss you alllllllllllll so much” to which Kravitz responded “It’s cool. At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of colour we can watch. Oh wait.”
While some may view the response as haste and unprofessional, her comments are extremely valid. While the service holds content such as Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Ramy, and Love, Victor, which all feature people of colour, there seems to be a glaring absence in Black females. The only show that does is Little Flies Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington. And unfortunately, one act of diversity is just not enough.