But with her upcoming hosting gig on
Washington, the star of
When she accepted the President's Award at the
But in hosting
It's certainly no coincidence that Washington was tapped to host the show as the furor has continued.
[Updated at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 1: NBC executives said they have been negotiating with Washington since last spring to host the show. An earlier version of this post said the invitation came amid criticism of the show's diversity.]
While it's understandable that Washington is seeking to heighten her profile and take advantage of her hot streak, could she have made a more signficant statement about the show's lack of progress in hiring minorities by declining the invitation? She certainly has been outspoken in the past.
Maybe the issue will be addressed during the show. Maybe not.
Washington's TV series boss, Shonda Rhimes, certainly hasn't been shy in speaking out on diversity issues. Rhimes, the creator of "Scandal," fired off an infamous tweet last year targeting Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of
Would Rhimes have the same criticism of "Saturday Night Live"?
What do you think? Is Kerry Washinton a sellout for hosting "Saturday Night Live"?