“Empire’s” Creator Lee Daniels was asked about diversity behind the camera. During an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Daniels voiced how he hates when White People write for black people when it comes to media. He further went on to explain that he finds it “offensive” and would rather see see african americans writing words and talking for black people.
Yeah. I don’t know what gives me more pleasure: watching my story unfold or going in and watching a room full of black people talking for me and writing words for black people. I hate white people writing for black people; it’s so offensive. So we go out and look specifically for African-American voices. Yes, it’s all about reverse racism!