"When I found out he wrote for '30 Rock' I realised black people could write TV."
Donald Glover fan and comedy screenwriter Jaboukie Young-White bumped into his idol last night (March 24) and was able to tell Glover an inspiring story.
‘I told him that when I found out he wrote for 30 Rock I realised black people could write TV,” Young-White – who now writes for TV shows ‘American Vandal’ and ‘Big Mouth’ – posted on Twitter.
“And now I’m a screenwriter and he said he recognised me from Twitter I’m astral projecting.”
“He said I was funny and now I have enough validation to last me the rest of 2k18,” he continued.
Glover was hired by ’30 Rock’ after gaining attention for his work with comedy group Derrick Comedy, while a student at New York University.
The tweet quickly went viral, with users flooding to congratulate Young-White, and reminding people that it’s about ‘representation, not race.’
This year, both the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs were heavily criticised for lack of diversity, with the latter accused of being too white and too male, showing that more work needs to be done to represent BME and female actors, writer and producers in the industry.
Meanwhile, Chance The Rapper has said he has been working on “amazing” new music with Donald Glover – AKA Childish Gambino – and Kanye West.
Asked about collaborating with Glover, he said: “We perpetuated that rumour for a long time without recording anything. We did link up in Atlanta and record some tracks and… they’re amazing.”