Aisha Dee Criticizes Her Character Kat's New Relationship on 'The Bold Type'

Aisha Dee Criticizes Her Character Kat's New Relationship on 'The Bold Type'

Aisha Dee is sharing her concerns about The Bold Type.

The 26-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday (July 15) to channel her character Kat to bring to light the lack of diversity behind the cameras on her Freeform show.

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“I’m ready to take a cue from my girl Kat. What would Kat do? She would take a stand and advocate for herself and all other marginalized voices to influence change,” Aisha wrote. “I am ready to push harder and speak louder for what matters to me: The diversity we see in front of the camera needs to be reflected in the diversity of the creative team behind the camera.”

Aisha continued: “It took two seasons to get a single BIPOC in the writers’ room for ‘The Bold Type.’ And even then, the responsibility to speak for the entire Black experience cannot and should not fall on one person. We got to tell a story about a queer Black woman and a lesbian Muslim woman falling in love, but there have never been any queer Black or Muslim writers in the room. In four seasons (48 episodes) we’ve had one Black woman direct two episodes.”

She then went on to criticize the “inconsistent” storylines of queer characters and characters of color.

“The level of care, nuance, and development that has gone into the stories centering white hetero characters is inconsistent with the stories centering queer characters and POC,” Aisha wrote. “I do not believe this is intentional. We cannot bring specificity and honesty to experiences we have not lived. And when there is a lack of representation, the way marginalized characters are treated is even more important because they have the potential to empower or perpetuate damaging stereotypes that have lasting and real effect on people.”

Aisha then addressed the problem she has with her character’s new relationship. In the last episode, Kat, who is an outspoken advocate for various liberal causes, entered into a relationship with a white, conservative, Republican woman who has a completely different set of morals than she does.

“The decision to have Kat enter into a relationship with a privileged conservative women felt confusing and out of character,” Aisha explained. “Despite my personal feelings about the choice, I tried my best to tell the story with honesty, even though the Kat I known and love would never make these choices. It was heartbreaking to watch Kat’s story turn into a redemption story for someone else, some who is complicit in the oppression of so many. Someone who’s politics are actively harmful to her communities.”

Aisha explained her decision to speak out about her show, saying that she’s ready to see change.

“I’m critical because I care, because I’ve seen firsthand the incredible impact of this show, and I believe in its potential to be better,” Aisha wrote. “‘The Bold Type’ has done so much food, but it struggles to understand the intersections man of its characters live in.”

After publishing the post, Aisha‘s co-stars Katie Stevens and Meghann Fahy showed their support by sharing her post on their own Instagram accounts.

The season four finale of The Bold Type airs on Thursday, July 16 on Freeform at 10pm ET.

You can read Aisha Dee‘s entire statement in the post below.

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for us ♥️

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Lili Reinhart Has Watched This Movie 4 Times In The Last 3 Weeks!

Lili Reinhart Has Watched This Movie 4 Times In The Last 3 Weeks!

Lili Reinhart is dishing on a movie she’s currently obsessed with!

The 23-year-old took to Instagram story to share a movie she’s been watching a lot over the past few weeks.

“I have watched Eurovision Song Contest four times now. Since it came out,” Lili wrote with a photo of the movie on her TV.

“Honestly… it has brought me so much laughter and happiness,” she added.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga follows Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit, who are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, and they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.

Demi Lovato and Pierce Brosnan also star in the film, which is available to stream on Netflix. If you haven’t watched it, we (and Lili) recommend you check it out!

If you missed it, see what else Lili Reinhart has been doing during quarantine.

Ally Brooke Cries While Watching Herself on 'Blues Clues & You'

Ally Brooke Cries While Watching Herself on 'Blues Clues & You'

Ally Brooke had a dream come true!

The 27-year-old singer was featured in an episode of Blues Clues & You this week and her reaction is the cutest.

“Omg this is SO cute I’m literally crying. LITTLE ME would be so happy !!! Can’t believe I’m on my favorite childhood show ! #BluesCluesandYou,” she captioned a video on Instagram.

“Still can’t believe I was part of a show I grew up watching as a child! Loudly crying face Make sure to watch me singing along with Blue and all of her friends on Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular airing tomorrow on @Nickelodeon,” she wrote on Twitter before the episode aired.

Ally got to sing and dance with Blue and more for the song “I’m So Happy You Are Here” for the “Blue’s Sing-along Spectacular”!

Kira Kosarin's 'Songbird' EP Is Finally Out Now!

Kira Kosarin's 'Songbird' EP Is Finally Out Now!

Kira Kosarin has released her new EP Songbird!

The 22-year-old actress and singer has been teasing the EP for months, and even releasing the songs one by one.

“Who’s streaming Songbird today? 🕊 next stop merch, this Saturday! 🥰 @songbirdmerch,” Kira shared on release day.

Kira originally went back and forth on the decision to release new music during quarantine, and eventually decided it would be a good thing for people.

“I realized if I have one thing to offer, it’s songs that help us to feel our feelings,” Kira said. “I hope this musical offering brings you any small amount of peace, joy, or distraction.”

On top of releasing all of her songs, Kira has dropped music and lyric videos for each song. You can see them all on her YouTube channel!

Listen to Songbird below and be sure to download the whole EP!

Gigi Hadid Talks Pregnancy, Bares Her Baby Bump (Video)

Gigi Hadid Talks Pregnancy, Bares Her Baby Bump (Video)

Gigi Hadid is opening up about her pregnancy and she even showed off her baby bump!

The 25-year-old model went live on Instagram to talk to fans about her Gigi Journal Part II and she talked about the chatter about her outfit from her last live stream.

“[With] pregnancy, all I want to wear is loose stuff. Everyone’s like, ‘Oh, you didn’t look pregnant in your jumpsuit on your last live.’ That’s because, this way, this is how I’m normally going to look in this. The reason I said it was a different story is like…” Gigi said while unbuttoning her shirt.

Gigi then gave fans a peek of her baby bump and said, “There’s my belly y’all. Like, it’s there. From the front it’s different.”

Gigi says she has been documenting her pregnancy and she will be sharing content with fans when she feels ready.

“I love you all and I really appreciate your positive messages. I’m just taking my time with sharing my pregnancy and you guys will see it when you see it,” Gigi said. “I’m trying to document it well because I’ve heard a lot of people say obviously make sure you don’t miss it and I will be sharing stuff like that in the future. I’m not in a rush to do it and I feel right now I just want to experience it and I don’t want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and worry about having to look cute or post something.”

Over the weekend, Gigi‘s dad shared a new family photo and used an emoji to hide her baby bump.

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin Lays on Josephine Langford On New 'After We Collided' Poster

Hero Fiennes-Tiffin Lays on Josephine Langford On New 'After We Collided' Poster

After We Collided just released a brand new poster on Wednesday (July 15)!

The new image for the upcoming After sequel features Hero Fiennes-Tiffin laying his head on Josephine Langford‘s back.

“Can Love Overcome the Past?” the poster reads.

In case you missed it, After fans recently got an update on the new movie. Producer Jennifer Gibgot shared with fans that the pandemic has put a halt on the movie’s release. See what she said here!

A few days before the poster release, the After Instagram account shared a behind-the-scenes video of Hero and Josephine dancing in nice clothes.

If you want to watch again, be sure to check out this NSFW clip of Josephine and Hero from the upcoming movie.

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Dancing. Or something like that. 🎥#AWCBTS

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Fans Show Support for Nick Cannon After His Firing From ViacomCBS

Fans Show Support for Nick Cannon After His Firing From ViacomCBS