Kerry Washington Takes Race Controversy Head on With 'SNL'

"Scandal" star tries to laugh off recent accusations that comedy show lacks diversity.
1:53 | 11/03/13

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Actress from ABC scandal Kerry Washington her character often jumping into controversy on that program. This time on a different show addressing real life headlines. The state dinner tonight in all of your biggest supporters are going to be here. -- okay. Actress Kerry Washington ABC scandal showing -- -- guest host on personnel about the -- of -- there too. -- -- -- -- Good to -- mrs. Obama. Washington's hosting duties come amid new headlines. Asking us to know why so few black female could be viewed through the years -- -- since it debuted in 1975. Aware of the criticism S and L diving in overnight Kerry Washington playing the First Lady. Until she had to play someone else. So sorry to interrupt but Oprah Winfrey has arrived for the dinner and she would love to pop in and say hello -- that's wonderful. -- nice surprise isn't it. Accident I think you should don't get changed. Why. That it Oprah can come and. Because well yes exactly. -- Leave and in a few minutes Oprah will be he and then from the producers this. The producers at Saturday Night Live like to apologize to Kerry Washington for the number of black women -- Okay. Good. OK. And -- It's been a little one. I read and hear all the way from -- Two black male cast members from SNL had said recently that -- no longer play black women on the show. Encouraging a more diverse caps the producers aware of Mr. President great news beyoncé is just right. Donating. -- Washington -- and now this weekend.

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