"Stop blaming the writers!!!"
THEN WHOSE//???? RESPONSIBILITY???? IS IT????
Sometimes its the producers. The writers want to put in something, but the producers think that its gonna lose viewership, so they can’t. Either that or its multiple writers clashing with ideas.
Studio interference happens a LOT, so, yeah, the blame can be split up, especially with a collaborative work like a film or show (especially when it comes to things like absence of representation; bad/stereotyped representation, on the other hand, is usually on the shoulders of the writers).
A thing like a novel, though… that’s the writer. Maybe the editor has some responsibility there, too (because if the writer writes offensive shit, then the editor should be there to check it and they might not or they/the publishing house might put the writer in a position where they insist on removing representation or white-wash the cover, etc.), but the writer wrote it.
I’m all for death of the author, but texts don’t exist in a vacuum and when a work uses offensive, overplayed tropes, we need to ask ourselves why these tropes are so widespread and why they won’t go away.
And the first step in asking why is to look at who was holding the pen.