Speaking at the ATX TV Festival, the creator of A Black Lady Sketch Show said the George Floyd protests are a "great thing" because they're revealing the systemic issues against African-Americans and other people of color. "It's about opening people's eyes the way the women's movement did, the way the gay rights movement did," she said. "Change only happens through revolution. I'm invigorated." Thede also urged TV studios, networks and streamers to greenlight "more modern black stories." "Go watch black people just living regular-a** lives and being flawed and not being 'strong Black women' every time," she said. "Part of the normalization process is to watch us as you watch anything else."