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Fans BASH HBO's 'Vice Principals' for Being Racist

Is HBO's Vice Principals TV show racist?

HBO's Vice Principals is currently in hot water after many people accused the show for being racist. HBO's Vince Principals centers around two rival principals, played by Danny McBride and Walton Goggins, who join forces when they are both passed over for the head job by, Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Herbert Gregory), a black woman. Only two episodes have been released so far, and already there are accusations and questions about racism because of the show's script, storyline and depiction of two white men trying to destroy an African American woman's career. However, during TCA, the Television Critics Association, Gregory told reports, "I just feel really strongly that we have to look at what it is; it's about power and it's not about race and it not's necessarily about gender. … I think if Melissa McCarthy played the role, they would do the same." McBride, who created the show and co-wrote the series with writing partner Jody Hill, said they were "well aware of what the optics of that look like" from the beginning. However, Gregory argued that she would not have signed up for the show if the show was actually racist. "That’s not the choice that I would make if it was about that. We have to be open. I want to be in a space where I can fight two white men," she said. "And I want us as an industry, I want us as people who are auditors of the work, to get past [it> and be open and really reach for that idea of equality … because these questions almost keep me from working most of the time." Goggins also dismissed the accusations. "I see that criticism and I'm like, 'Wow, OK, you're just seeing something at first glance,'" he said. "It's really about so much more." While the cast and crew defended the show. Many people voiced their frustrations with Vice Principals on Twitter. Via THR Related: What do you think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.