The creator ABC hit TV show, Scandal, Shonda Rhimes had an interview with TV Line and explains that her show does not encourage or cosign adultery. -
“I don’t feel like we’re making adultery acceptable. We weren’t setting out to make adultery OK,” Rhimes says of the Betrayal comparison. “To me it’s not about adultery or not adultery. We’re telling the story of these two characters who very specifically have this kind of relationship.” Rhimes also notes that, to Scandal‘s credit, “we tell all sides.
So while there are times when you’re like, ‘Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Liv are wonderful and I want them to be together,’ there are also times you think, ‘Fitz is scum and he shouldn’t be cheating on his wife.’ And there are times you think, TONY GOLDWYN, BELLAMY YOUNG‘Olivia should go off and find herself somebody who’s single.’ “I like the fact that everybody feels this big debate. That’s fantastic, because that’s the point,” Rhimes concludes. “We’re not giving a judgment on it one way or the other.”
The third season of Scandal will debut October 3rd.
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