Does ‘Scandal’ Condone Adultery?

She Matters: Show creator Shonda Rhimes addresses one of the main criticisms of the series.

Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant III and Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal (screenshot)
Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant III and Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal (screenshot)

So there: Scandal is not endorsing adultery. It’s just a show about fake people who do all sorts of, well, scandalous things, just as the title implies — and just as every character on an evening “soap opera” has done since the dawn of Dallas. Maybe the accusations will stop now, but that’s wishful thinking. Trying to fight an illogical argument with logic is as futile as keeping Olivia and Fitz apart.

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor at The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. Follow her on Twitter.

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