"The Bold Type" star Aisha Dee spoke out against the lack of diversity in the writer's room and say that only 2 of the shows 48 episodes has been directed by a black woman. And that it took 3 seasons to get someone in the hair department who knew how to work with her textured hair.
She also spoke out against her character, a queer biracial woman, being paired up a white conservative Republican woman and says that the choice by the writers felt totally out of character for Kat, and how her character was being used to showcase redemption arc of someone else, who is complicit in the oppression of others.
She lists other acts of racism and micro-aggressions she has had to face in her career.
Freeform and studio Universal TV responded to Aisha's comment in a statement:
"We applaud Aisha for raising her hand and starting conversations around these important issues. We look forward to continuing that dialogue and enacting positive change. Our goal on The Bold Type is and has always been to tell entertaining, authentic stories that are representative of the world that Kat, Jane and Sutton live in — we can only do that if we listen"