Aziz Ansari feels diversity in films not getting better
New York, May 23 (IANS) Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari opined that its strange that the films which are based on author Nicholas Spark’s books, have white people only.
Ansari shared his views at The New York Times’ TimesTalks here on Friday stating that diversity in films is not getting better, reports people.com.
“When people ask me, ‘Do you think the diversity stuff is getting better?’ I’m like, ‘No.’ There’s a poster right outside our writer’s room, it’s one of those Nicholas Sparks books where it’s just two white people just staring at each other,” he said.
Ansari, who shares close bond with actress Jennifer Lawrence, added: “There has been 20 of those movies – not once is it a black woman staring into a guy’s eyes.You know, everyone has romance in their lives. It’s strange that every time it’s two white people falling in love.”
Talking about diversity on television, the “Master of None” creator shared that the medium too suffers the same problem.
“I looked at some lineup of new shows and it’s like, ‘MacGyver’, ‘Training Day’ with a white guy – what are we doing?,” he said.