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The first post-strike episode ofGossip Girl, the CW show about under-studied, over-sexed prep school kids in New York, is set to air on April 21 amidst controversy about certain cast members. (And not the gay thing!) You may recall the show as being almost exclusively about white people, but think harder: Blair Waldorf, the catty one-time queen bee played by pot-smoker Leighton Meester, was actually flanked by two mute minority sidekicks, one black and one Asian. Now, the Daily News is reporting that the Asian one, played by actress Nan Zhang, will no longer be appearing on the show, perhaps because Meester hated her and had her axed!
But is it true?