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This show is diverse, and it’s getting a lot of attention because we haven’t seen that in network television in the way that we are doing it,” Nash said.
“I think audiences have been open to it, [and] that, as an industry, we’re behind,” Packer added.
To deal with that topic in a way that feels 2015..was not an easy story to break,” Nash says.is based on his life: His wife is Korean and his best friend is Black. There’s a way that my friends, who are from very diverse, different backgrounds — not just racially, but socioeconomically, career-wise, gender, sexual orientation — talk to each other.We give each other the benefit of the doubt, you can actually talk about a topic in a way that, if you were at a party and you just met someone, you wouldn’t be allowed to, and even if you were sort of surface friends with someone."Packer and Nash insist the show wasn’t retrofitted for the networks' post- call for diversity, but rather, arose organically from Nash's personal conversations and experiences.“That’s not why this show came to be…They do it in a manner that almost crosses the line between humorous and offensive (and I say this as a devoted Still, it’s better when the fact that these couples are interethnic or interracial is directly addressed, rather than ignored.
Multiracial families are increasingly the norm in the United States.One of TV’s first and most memorable interethnic couples was, of course, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on (1951-1957). “CBS and its sponsor, Philip Morris cigarettes, were adamantly opposed to this.They said that the American public would not accept Desi as the husband of a red-blooded American girl.” Kathleen Brady, one of Ball’s biographers, told NPR in February 2014.A whole sitcom built around the idea that when two people of different races or ethnicities are in a couple, cringe-worthy moments are bound to ensue?