‘Scandal’ Premiere: What viewers are saying



Kerry Washington hit television airwaves tonight with the debut of her new show Scandal. The new series, written by Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, welcomed an overwhelming positive response from viewers on twitter. What’s more interesting (or telling) is the fact that most of the tweets sent about Scandal‘s premiere were made almost entirely by people of color.

@_Sire_ writes:
“#scandal is epic. Proud of kerry. Her craft. Her journey. Appreciate the challenges shes overcome cus of her color #getem”

@Bobbito1230 writes:
“The wait was worth it…absolutely loved the premiere of Scandal. Plleeassee don’t let me down tomorrow ratings.”

@actorbrianwhite writes:
“#TUNEIN to “SCANDAL” NOW on ABC to support @kerrywashington ! This = 1st Female Black STAR on a primetime show in a LONG time + it’s GREAT!”

@JaniceTunnell writes:
I’m loving @kerrywashington on #scandal already…..knew I would #teamkerry

@TizOnly1 writes:
“I know I’m supposed to say I love #scandal since I’m black, but eh…. mediocre”

@_justsayNicole writes:
“#Scandal is a hit! That is all.”

@thejaxsterrr writes:
“I stopped watching #Scandal after the first five minutes. Boooo.”

We found two tweets from white people after the show aired.

@JohnE_Mansfield writes:
“If your a christian conservative republican you are the enemy on ABC’s new TV show #Scandal. The show mocks my core beliefs.”

@MargaretEnright writes:
“I’m loving #scandal. Good. I needed a guilty pleasure with #thebachelor not coming back until May!!”


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