Victoria Rowell’s (ex-Drucilla, Y&R) war on racism has her taking to social media once again, and this time, her rants target PBS.
Much like her suit against CBS, she claims that PBS doesn’t employ enough African-American actors or executives. In a series of tweets written this week, Rowell alleges that the publically-funded network isn’t producing historically-accurate programs and that most shows have a predominately Caucasian cast.
In one tweet Rowell said: “PBS, Corporate Public Broadcasting $770 MILLION of government, tax payer dollars? WHERE are scripted American stories beyond slavery?”
To back her claims, Rowell then tweeted, “Julian Fellowes had ONE black featured character, briefly on Downton Abbey. Talk about whitewashing HISTORY…” The actress went on to say. “…British Empire’s brutal enslavement of African ppl for centuries yet absent in series. Yep, that’s public television for ya.”
Rowell filed a retaliation lawsuit against CBS this year when Y&R executives refused to hire her back. Rowell left Y&R in 2007 to pursue a movie career but found she missed the soap scene. When the show didn’t want to revive her character she not only filed suit against CBS and Sony Entertainment for the snub, she claimed they allowed racist behavior on the set.
Her case was dismissed in November, but the actress filed an appeal.
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