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Actress Zoe Kravitz rips Hulu’s lack of diversity when her show is canceled after one season

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Zoë Kravitz took a parting shot at Hulu for a lack of diversity after her “High Fidelity” series was nixed after one season.

But then, in post-Obama America, everything is looked at through a lens of color.

The now-canceled show was based on the Nick Hornby book by the same name, as well as the 2000 film starring John Cusack, with Kravitz in the lead role, telling the story from a female perspective.

Kravitz, who was also the executive producer of the show, took to Instagram to bid a fond farewell to the High Fidelity “family.”

“i wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family. thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show. i’m in awe of all of you. and thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us. ✌🏽 #breakupssuck,” the caption read.

In a show of the support Kravitz enjoyed, the post drew some responses from some real heavy hitters — of course, this may have as much to do with her lineage, being the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet.

For example, Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon wrote, “I’m so sad 🥺I loved this show !! The cast and the writing was 💯🌟.”

Actress Lena Waithe wrote, “NOOOOOOO!!! I rarely find shows that genuinely impress me. This one did. I told you how much I loved this show. And I still do. This one definitely deserved another season.”

“Gutted,” actor Jack Falahee commented.

Actress Halle Berry responded with a series of dark heart emojis, while Katie Holmes expressed her love for the show with a red heart emoji.

But it was a tame remark from black actress Tessa Thompson that prompted a reply from Kravitz.

“I will miss you alllllllllllll so much,” Thompson wrote.

Kravitz set her sights on Hulu in responding, “it’s cool. at least hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. oh wait.”

Deadline reported that Hulu recently added “such series as Wu-Tang: An American Saga, featuring a predominantly Black cast, Ramy Youssef’s Ramy, and Love, Victor, with a Latinx title character.”

The problem being, that the leads in those series are all male, according to the site.

Here’s a sampling of online responses from varying points of view:

Tom Tillison


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