Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Criticism Over Gay Sex Scenes

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The Scandal producer defends her use of sex scenes in Shondaland productions.

People should really know better than to criticize how things are done in Shondaland.

When a fan on Twitter expressed some ill feelings over the amount of "gay sex scenes" on Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, Shonda Rhimes had some choice words for them.

. @Dabdelhakiem There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.

 

@Dabdelhakiem If you are suddenly discovering that Shondaland shows have scenes involving people who are gay, you are LATE TO THE PARTY.

. @Dabdelhakiem If u use the phrase "gay scenes", u are not only LATE to the party but also NOT INVITED to the party. Bye Felicia. #oneLOVE

"Bye Felicia" indeed! Rhimes is a long-time advocated and ally for the LGBTQ community. She's even received the 2012 GLAAD Golden Gate Award "presented to a media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBT equality." She wrapped up her Twitter read with these tweets calling for equality and acceptance:

I love all you Tweeples. Even the ones who still need to grow. And remember that at some point, someone discriminated against you too.

I don't know why this kind of hate is out there. Ugh. #onelove. At least in Shondaland. Have a great rest of your weekend!

"I think love is universal," Rhimes said in her GLAAD acceptance speech, "And I think in telling LGBT stories, I'm telling everyone's story. That's why I write the stories that I do, because everyone should be free." It doesn't look like she'll be changing this philosophy anytime soon.

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