-- "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson is keeping it no secret that he really wants President Obama and the first lady to appear on the hit ABC show because he’s heard they’re huge fans, and the cast is actively petitioning to get POTUS on board.
There’s just one minor problem.
Anderson, 45, also explained that the show will tackle many controversial topics this upcoming season right out of the gate, addressing the “N” word in the very first episode.
“We took it on,” he explained. “We really wanted to do it last year but because we were a new show and that was basically low-hanging fruit, we pushed it back to our first episode this year. We pride ourselves on having topics that are divisive and create a dialogue. And it’s OK to laugh. It’s better to feed someone some information with a teaspoon of sugar than with a teaspoon of salt.”
In their ever-comedic and entertaining way of addressing these controversial issues, however, Anderson says there are two other hotly debated subjects they’ll be delving into within the first three episodes.
“We’re going to follow that up with my character, Dre, wanting to buy a hand gun, something else that’s polarizing in our society and in America today,” he said. “And health in the black community. So those are our first three shows that are right out the gate.”
“Black-ish” season two premieres Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.