'Two and a Half Men' EP Lee Aronsohn: Too many women-centered comedies on TV
While at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, Aronsohn tells The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks there are too many female-centric comedies on TV.
"Enough ladies," Aronsohn says. "I get it. You have periods." Aronsohn then adds, "We're approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation."
These comments drew a swift reaction from many in Hollywood.
Martha Plimpton from "Raising Hope" writes on Twitter "Um, Lee, women are 51% of the population & a coveted demographic for advertisers. What are you thinking?" She adds, "The rise of female writers and performers in television is a result of demand. So we're taking our place at the creative table."
Plimpton is far from the only person to chide Aronsohn for these remarks. He's also drawn feedback from Lizz Winstead from "The Daily Show" and actress Sarah Thyre, best known from her days on "Strangers with Candy."
Aronsohn has since apologized on Twitter. He writes, "Yes, yes - it was a stupid joke. I'm sorry."