Empire creator Lee Daniels and 2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings are developing a half-hour comedy based on the current #MeToo climate.
The untitled project, co-created and co-written by Cummings and Daniels and starring Cummings, hails from Fox 21 TV Studios and Amazon Studios.
The comedy revolves around the staff of the ombudsman’s office at a college that navigates PC culture and the #metoo climate. The lead character, played by Cummings, must reconcile the dissonance between different generations of feminism, and the struggle to reconcile our primal desires, and socially constructed identities with current ethical obligations regarding race, class and gender.–Deadline
But not everybody thinks a comedy based on sexual harassment is ripe for giggles.
Many social media users took to Twitter to slam the idea–and the people behind it.
…this pitch for this Whitney Cummings/Lee Daniels Amazon project. This got a greenlight?! pic.twitter.com/zbwCdD5is6— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) October 18, 2018
Y’all have no shame. This is such an awful idea. https://t.co/CXIHUw4Zu2— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽♀️ 🇧🇧🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) October 18, 2018
Lee Daniels did what?— ♈️☀️~Femme~🌙♌️ (@FeministaJones) October 18, 2018
I CANNOT STAND LEE DANIELS never did— Nicolle (@zacharyaunt) October 18, 2018
Imagine Lee Daniels not being trash on any day ending in y. I can’t either.— CrystalTheGreat (@CrystalTheGrea1) October 18, 2018
Lee Daniels BS. Horrible idea.— MartinReese 👽 The Sci-Fi Guy™ (@MartinReese) October 18, 2018