It's not unusual that fans express grief following a TV character's death, but "" viewers have taken the death of Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park) differently. People are upset after the only Asian character on the show was killed off in "Takiawase" that aired on March 21, accusing showrunner Bryan Fuller of being sexist and racist.
Park later defended the show in a blog posted on Tuesday, March 25. Disagreeing with others' opinion that Fuller was being sexist and racist, she wrote, "Fuller cast me in a role that I didn't think I had a chance in hell of getting. I rarely if ever see minorities, minority women, let alone Asian women, get to play characters like Beverly Katz." Noting that not only her character was Asian, but also Jewish, she added, "Pretty open-minded, non-racist, pro-feminine writing and casting in my opinion."