Zoë Kravitz Slams Hulu for Lack of Diversity After They Canceled 'High Fidelity'

Sign in to save article

High Fidelity star Zoë Kravitz is not happy about Hulu's decision to cancel the show and expertly called out the streaming service for its lack of diversity while sharing her feelings.

Last week, Hulu announced they’d be canceling the show — which was based on the 2000 film starring John Cusack — after one season. In response, the 31-year-old shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos of the High Fidelity cast enjoying their time together.

“I wanna give a shout out to my #highfidelity family. Thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show. I’m in awe of all of you. And thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us. #breakupssuck,” she wrote in the caption.

Kravitz played a gender-swapped iteration of Cusack’s character Rob, an unlucky in love and music-obsessed record store owner. Opposite Kravitz are record store employees Cherise, played by Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Simon, played by David H. Holmes. Jake Lacy and Kingsley Ben-Adir play two of Kravitz’s love interests throughout the first season.

In the comments of her photo post, fellow celebrities, friends, and family, including Questlove, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson, Lena Waithe, and others, shared their feelings about the show’s cancelation.

“I will miss you alllllllllllll so much,” wrote Thompson.

Not missing a beat, Kravitz replied to Thompson by saying: "It’s cool. At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”

Notably, outside of new miniseries on the platform, such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Little Fires Everywhere, High Fidelity was one of only a handful of series to prominently feature a Black female lead. Particularly in the current cultural moment where racial inequality in America is being examined more closely, we need more critically-acclaimed shows anchored around a woman of color.

People have since called for the show to be picked up by another streaming service, so perhaps Netflix or Amazon Prime can step in and save it. It’s happened before. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you, Zoe.

Tags: Pop Culture, Career, Career

Sign in to save article

Written By

Rose Low

Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

CircleAround is owned by One GS Media, a subsidiary of Girl Scouts of the USA, and we make financial distributions to benefit the next generation of Girl Scouts. We strive to make the world a better place by supporting each other today and emboldening the women leaders of tomorrow.

Love this article?

Sign up for the newsletter to get the best of CircleAround delivered right to your inbox.

to our circle.

We're women, just like you, sharing our struggles and our triumphs to make connections and build a community.

We also make financial distributions to benefit the next generation of Girl Scouts.

About Us