The Color Purple Being Sued for Being ‘Too White’?

TMZ has recently reported that they have obtained a copy of a lawsuit filed by Shawnique Hill in a Manhattan federal court. Hill is a former stylist and hairdresser for Oprah’s “The Color Purple” on Broadway. She alleges that though the cast is entirely black, the crew hired back stage was mainly white (with the exception of 3 people). She is suing because she claims that she was harassed and ultimately fired after bringing up the issue to the production staff. I don’t know what to say about this one, but I wouldn’t doubt this scenario seeing that Oprah is known for being ‘uppity’ and surrounding herself with loads of Caucasians.


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  1. I don’t know what to say about this one. I’m gone leave it alone. Because, for one we don’t have all the facts. ?????

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