Even with the awareness of black stereotypes in the media, the TV industry is still a million miles away from tackling these issues.
This is what made actress Trina McGee, who famously played Angela Moore in the hit sit-com, Boy Meets World, speak up about her own struggles.
Keep scrolling for the resurfaced tweets, and her castmates' response...
If you didn't know this famous sitcom, where were you for the last 30 years?That's right, Boy Meets World has been a part of people's lives since it first aired in 1993!
While the premise of the show revolves around Cory Matthews, it's the relationship between his best friend Shawn Hunter, and Angela Moore that stole fan's hearts.
3.) Shawn Hunter and Angela Moore. Beautiful, beautiful angst. https://t.co/aOSO6wcPcy— Shannon Miller (@Shannon Miller)1482462390.0
The latter has caused quite a stir recently...
7. Angela Moore the best character on boy meets world (along with shawn hunter) she’s the most powerful woman on t… https://t.co/J7OYCT55hl— mal blm (@mal blm)1585034854.0
It's disgusting that racism is still so prominent in this day and age.
African-Americans are suffering through this crisis not only because of racism but also because of how racial discr… https://t.co/QDn9vssO0q— Ntina Tzouvala (@Ntina Tzouvala)1587034105.0
Well, you're wrong.
@NYEMA_ I never & still don’t believe disliking an entire race is a preference lol its discrimination. There’s no c… https://t.co/alwEhyarTI— Déjà-Marie✨ (@Déjà-Marie✨)1587010513.0
Students shouldn't have to worry about being bullied or harassed due to their skin color.
CBS This Morning: 11-year-old turns a lifelong bullying experience into an empowerment campaign. Selling over 10,00… https://t.co/sK6Xc5EmHV— Bob Flynn (@Bob Flynn)1533041623.0
And it's not just a problem in the playground...
The federal government body that polices racial discrimination at work, uses "Go back to where you came from" as li… https://t.co/YjgTd8UZdS— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes)1563311338.0
Things need to change.
COVID-19 is amplifying so many inequities in our society. We have to ensure support gets to those who need it immed… https://t.co/slYvBe8qXd— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1586971200.0
Racism is found even in the most unlikely places.The TV industry isn't the inclusive, all-embracing production they'd like you to believe.
There have been significant strides towards equality in American society.
Black businessman Bernard Garrett built an empire despite Jim Crow oppression. He bought real estate, made millions… https://t.co/7RgzyOJASb— TheBLKTable (@TheBLKTable)1586556023.0
Even blatant stereotypes can be seen in TV and film that make you question if anything is really changing.
@loveandhiphop "Do you think black people can be allergic to chicken?" The stereotype that ONLY Black People like… https://t.co/zrdj0Ui8jg— TheMissJLM (@TheMissJLM)1586943286.0
The TV industry has been called out many times.To this day, black men are often portrayed as scary or angry and black women as loudmouthed and sassy. If a movie features one token black character, it's likely to be the black best friend. And, if people die in a movie, the black character is still likely to go first.
However, one TV you wouldn't expect this from is Boy Meets World.Everyone knows the sitcom Boy Meets World. The show chronicles the everyday events of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), as he learns to navigate life alongside his friends, family, and trusted teacher, Mr. Feeny.
Sadly it's come to the spotlight that the actors didn't seem to learn from their characters in the show when it came to racism.
via: TwitterA few months ago, actress Trina McGee went public with allegations of racism, verbal abuse, and downright ugliness during her 3 years on set.
She joined the show in Season 5, as a love interest for Rider Strong's, Shawn Hunter.
via: TwitterWhile the show radiated family and love with the cameras rolling, it wasn't all as it seemed.
She alleges she was called "Aunt Jemima" on set, a "bitter bitch" and, "told 'it was nice of you to join us' like a stranger after 60 episodes."After fans repeatedly asked her to name names, Trina admitted that the culprits were "the ones included on the poster." With the most iconic poster featuring; Ben Savage, Fishel, Strong, and Will Friedle.
However, she did emphasize that she had nothing but positive experiences with the crew on the set.
Said happy hellos to be greeted with blank cold stares. Dissed for believing in God in front of extras. Fuckery was… https://t.co/QT6qRv51E7— Trina McGee (@Trina McGee)1578828174.0
Fans quickly latched onto the names she hinted at.
@Chris_Jones333 I did my job and I expect my due. At times the tension of the disrespect was extremely stressful. 2… https://t.co/PycqomXntO— Trina McGee (@Trina McGee)1578939745.0
All though it was pretty clear who was involved.When AceShowBiz covered the story, they showed a tweet from Trina that reads: "They should be a light and own up to it. Sad and sick behavior." In it, she tagged Danielle Fishel, Savage, and Friedle as well.
Several times she made comments to the fact that she would like the 3 unspecified actors to come forward.
@NiebieskiWilk87 @StandUp2All I will when the time is right. Most certainly. Let them squirm knowing I am telling t… https://t.co/DoIAyGP5pd— Trina McGee (@Trina McGee)1578939946.0