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Lowlight: '2 Broke Girls' panel stumbles over accusations of racism
Most of CBS' panel for the new comedy "2 Broke Girls" went extremely well, with co-creator Whitney Cummings and star Kat Dennings shining.
But then critics got into asking about the slew of ethnic caricatures who populate the diner where the two main characters work. Executive producer Michael Patrick King managed to earn groans and eye-rolling for attempting to compare one-dimensional portraits of minority characters to one-dimensional portrayals of one-off hipsters also in the pilot.
"[Kat Denning's] Max is sort of the lord and ruler of that diner, so she’s going to take everybody down, the hipsters, the immigrants, the girls, and most importantly, herself."
Cummings saved things a bit with a better answer about the ability to flesh characters out after the pilot, but mocking King's response somewhat clouded a show many (most) critics seemed to at least somewhat like.
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