Skip To Content

    Zoë Kravitz Just Shaded Hulu For Canceling "High Fidelity"

    "Just say you're allergic to Black women in lead roles."

    A few days ago, Hulu announced that it was canceling its critically-acclaimed show, High Fidelity, after just one season.

    Zoë Kravitz and Da'Vine Joy Randolph sitting on bench in "High Fidelity" scene
    ©Hulu/Courtesy Everett Collection

    The streaming site reportedly gave no reason for the cancellation, but it came as a surprise to many, especially given that the show's creators were plotting out future seasons.

    The series — which was adapted from the 2000 film of the same name — followed the life of a Brooklyn-based record store owner and pop culture aficionado played by Zoë Kravitz.

    Zoë Kravitz leaning over counter at record store in "High Fidelity"
    ©Hulu/Courtesy Everett Collection

    The original film starred John Cusack and Lisa Bonet, Zoë's mom.

    In response to the news, Zoë posted a "shout out to my #HighFidelity family."

    "Thank you for all the love and heart you put into this show," she captioned the Instagram post. "I'm in awe of all of you. And thank you to everyone who watched, loved and supported us ✌🏽 #breakupssuck."

    Friends laughing at something on a phone in a bar booth in "High Fidelity" scene
    Phillip Caruso / ©Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection

    A ton of fans and celebs commented on the post sharing their love for Zoë and the show, including her Big Little Lies costar, Reese Witherspoon, as well as Jason Momoa.

    "Boooo, damnit I loved it," commented by Jason Momoa and "I'm so sad, I loved this show, the cast and writing was 100%" commented by Reese Witherspoon
    Zoë Kravitz / Via instagram.com
    "WHHHHHAAAATTTT?!?!?!?!? Why do I always find out about tragic shit this way?!" commented by Questlove with a bunch of angry-faced emojis. Zoë replied she was about to text him
    Zoë Kravitz / Via instagram.com
    "NOOOO!!!! I rarely find shows that genuinely impress me. This one did. I told you how much I loved this show. And I still do. This one definitely deserved another season," Lena Waithe commented. Zoé replied, "Thank you sis!"
    Zoë Kravitz / Via instagram.com

    Zoë responded to a few of the comments, including one from Tessa Thompson, not-so-subtly shading Hulu for its lack of diversity.

    "I will miss you allllllll so much," Tessa commented
    Zoë Kravitz / Via instagram.com

    "It's cool," she wrote of the cancellation. "At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait..."

    Hulu

    Okay, but, like, she's not wrong...

    Fans took to Twitter to show their frustration with the lack of diversity on Hulu's slate, specifically where Black women are concerned.

    fuck y’all high fidelity was a good show it had a black bisexual lead, it showed how people in their late 20s and early 30s still struggle just as much to figure out who they are, it was funny, it broke the 4th wall like ... fuck

    #HighFidelity #SaveHighFidelity There's something to be said about cancelling a show with a black, queer female lead at what seems to be the beginning of a true turning point for Hollywood in terms of representation and diversity. It's just.....

    Hulu

    Hollywood: we are committed to diversity in programming, especially queer Black woman led shows Also Hollywood: https://t.co/kVupHCG9pl https://t.co/kVupHCG9pl

    Y’all are trash for cancelling high fidelity. Just say you’re allergic to Black women in lead roles @hulu

    imma just say it........hulu cancelling high fidelity is anti black

    high fidelity gave us ACTING, STORYTELLING, CINEMATOGRAPHY, A FUCKING FANTASTIC SOUNDTRACK, GREAT COSTUME, TWO BLACK WOMEN AS LEADS WHO WERE NOT JUST ANNOYING STEREOTYPES and now it’s cancelled and i’m devastated.

    Keeping my fingers crossed the show will be saved! 🤞🏾

    TV and Movies

    Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.

    Newsletter signup form