Grey’s Anatomy Creator Shonda Rhimes took to Twitter to complain about a perceived lack of representation in LEGO products. Her Tweet followed the TV producer’s attempt to buy birthday gifts for her daughters and was reported by the Huffington Post Canada.
.@LEGO_Group Is it just me or r there no brown LEGO people/figures for my girls to play with & see themselves in? It’s just me?I’m mistaken?
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 25, 2016
Fellow Twitter users counter-argued that all LEGO people are created equal.
— Dylan (@thatdudedylan) July 25, 2016
Until licensed LEGO products changed things up in 2005, minifigures were presented in classic yellow. What complicates the debate now is that LEGO Friends, targeted at girls, does not use the typical yellow hue. The core LEGO Friends cast features only one black character, Andrea, although there is some diversity in the wider mini-doll line up.