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Kerry Washington Talks Imperfections Of "Scandal" Characters (So Stop Judging Olivia Pope's Mistress Activites)

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Kerry Washington, rocking a grey & white tweed pleated Fendi dress, made her way to "The View" today with her co-star Tony Goldwyn (President Fitz).  And she addressed the controversy behind her character divulging in mistress activities, despite being a powerful & successful woman.

 

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While on a "Scandal" mini press tour today, co-stars Kerry Washington & Tony Goldwyn hopped from "GMA" to "The View" to "Katie" today to promote their hit show.

Recently, people like Star Jones (who says she's actually a huge fab of the show) took "Scandal" and its fans to task about the mistress activities. 

And proceeds to call her character a whore:

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The show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, tweeted (after she asked fans why they felt Olivia chose a married President over a single Senator who loves her):

OH! Just read the tweets. Here's answer: Because this show is not a fairy tale & Olivia is not a role model.... I am glad you are watching & that you have strong opinions. I hope these are topics people debate about."

And with controversy spinning about Kerry/Olivia Pope's role as the President's mistress, Kerry explained on "The View" today that the beauty of the show's characters is just how imperfect they are.

Check out Kerry's classy response and entire interview with the ladies today below:

The fab actress is already on a flight back to L.A. after a whirlwind press day.  And by the way, Kerry will be honored with the President's Award at the NAACP Awards Live this Friday (8p ET) on NBC. Congrats!
 

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Why black women love the Show

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Love Scandal! It is one of

Love Scandal! It is one of the best shows ever. Love Olivia and Pres. Fitz. I think they have a great chemistry. We need more shows painting black with in a positive light. As for Star Jones- Olivia being with Edison would make the show boring. That's why it called Scandal.
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I like the show alot and I am

I like the show alot and I am proud that their is a black woman behind the show (especially one who is from the Chi) but what I can't stand is that every single show feels the need to push the homosexuality issue and this show is no different...definitely not a fan of that!!!
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I absolutely love Scandal!

I absolutely love Scandal! This interview was right on point. My fellow GW alum was both classy and articulate...and to comment about the Fitz/Liv drama. The main thing to note is that Fitz/Liv are fictional. There love story is written for drama and doesnt affect anyone in reality. Affairs in reality are a totally different story... Scandal is definitely a winner in my book. You Go Kerry!!!

It's a damn Good show and I'd

It's a damn Good show and I'd lay it low and spread it wide for Fitz any damn day!♥¡ . . . Now as for Star Jones ~ please redo those ads for heart disease and STOP scaring me at the corner of 42nd & Madison.
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To me Star Jones' criticism

To me Star Jones' criticism is like when Dan Quayle attacked Murphy Brown back in the day. Y'all can't tell the difference between real people and characters?! Star needs to get on a writing grind for TV if she wants to dictate storylines.
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This is not Star Jones' show!

This is not Star Jones' show! Damn, go write another loser book Star. Really? Damn.
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I LOVE her but she looks like

I LOVE her but she looks like a mannequin in that first pic!
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Huge fan of Kerry's, glad

Huge fan of Kerry's, glad she's finally getting the acknowledgement she deserves!
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ditto!!!

ditto!!!
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That wig is too big for the

That wig is too big for the skeletor Kerry. It would have been fine for the old slender with curves Kerry.
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Seriously, everything is not

Seriously, everything is not about race! The show is about a woman in love with a man, not his race. Edison was clearly a rebound! They have no chemistry at all, he is safe. The show is not about morals and everybody do the right thing. It's not on ABC family. I love the show!
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I swear Edison looked like

I swear Edison looked like Bill Cosby's brother #ROTFL.sips.my.yogi.calming.tea
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Star please have a coloseum

Star please have a coloseum of seats, its a damn show, write your own if you want to dictate dammitt!! I love Kerry in whatever style she emulates bcz when you're a tripple threat like she is, youre entitled to those trivialities.
Realist's picture

I agree with some of the

I agree with some of the comments about Star Jones. She has some nerve!!! And I do think that her bangs are thick for her face!! She is small and petite so she does not need a lot of hair!!!!

Black women love this show,

Black women love this show, well they do have dreams of being the white mans bed wench so i can understand why.
LetsGetIt's picture

Agitate the gravel!!! U sound

Agitate the gravel!!! U sound like a fuk'n loser yo. Black women, or any other woman can have who ever they want & don't have to be stuck w/ racist ignorant pussy ass clowns talk'n bout stupid shit.
RO's picture

@RO, Don't mind him, he has a

@RO, Don't mind him, he has a complex and says the same sh*t different day about "Black Women" #smdh.Kenya.twirl.down.to.a.split #I.love.watching.Scandal.and.Deception
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i was so cared fitz was gonna

i was so cared fitz was gonna die..lol..i still cant believe that omarion and bow wow rumor..i mean just google kelsnetwork
reane's picture

I loves me some Olivia and

I loves me some Olivia and Fitz. The show is phenomenal and every Thurday @ 10 my face is inches away from the tv. I could careless what Starr has to say when she didn't even know she was married to a gay man. Ain't nobody tryna see Liv with Bill Cosby's brother(Edison). I want her with Fitz more since he told Mellie he wanted a divorce.

Love the fendi dress. The

Love the fendi dress. The bangs are too heavy.

You said everything that I

You said everything that I was thinking.
BEEMA SUX DIX's picture

I remember going in on Kerry

I remember going in on Kerry for playing a Ho on this show and got attacked BCUZ ybf said she's not gong to be anyone mistress let alone the Prez! Ha I knew it from the very first promo clip and neither interested but heard it was a good show, she kinda has a thing for those type roles! Anyhoo.. Kudos to her success though!
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I love Kerry - just wish she

I love Kerry - just wish she would not rock so much hair on her head as she is such a teeny tiny person and all that hair hides her pretty face...
lifeisgood's picture

I love Scandal!!! Season 2

I love Scandal!!! Season 2 is on fiyah. Star Jones needs to back off with her criticism of Olivia Pope's mistress activities. I mean. . . . were any of us criticizing Star Jones when she knowingly chose to marry that gay man a few years back?!
The Real Thing's picture

Star Jones always has

Star Jones always has something to say about nothing. Leave Terry Washington along. It's just a tv show. Why is it ok for a blackman to marry white women, but when a black woman plays a mistress in a tv show with a white man, its a no no. Get a grip Star Jones. How many black men in real life are willing to divorce their white wives and marry a black women???
Miss D's picture

One thing I did NOT like

One thing I did NOT like about the show today (and I'm sure Elizabeth Hasslebeck was RESPONSIBLE for it!!) is they compared Kerry's Hair to Mrs. Obama's Hair...and they put up the most UNFLATTERING goofy photo of FLOTUS.....I thought it was a bad joke.........smh
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