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Shonda Rhimes Perfectly Responds to Petition to Get Jesse Williams Fired From 'Grey's Anatomy'

Shonda Rhimes Perfectly Responds to Petition to Get Jesse Williams Fired From 'Grey's Anatomy'

Shonda Rhimes is responding to that ridiculous petition to get Jesse Williams fired from Grey’s Anatomy over his 2016 BET Awards speech.

The petition urged for Jesse to be fired for his “racist, hate speech against law enforcement and white people at the BET awards.” The petition has almost 7,000 signatures at the time of publication.

“Do not promote empty people & their tantrums. Pure clickbait to gain followers, attention & money, for themselves, not you. Never you,” Jesse wrote on Twitter this past weekend, seemingly in response to the petition.

Shonda got wind of the petition, and tweeted, “Um, people? Boo don’t need a petition. #shondalandrules.”

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  • lilyrose

    Shonda lost a lost of weight, omg, good for her!

  • AWHODAT

    Keep telling it like it is, Jesse! And kudos to you, Shonda. You rule!

  • Michelle Eve

    Wow so Jesse gave such a powerful speech and now he is a racist? Jesse great speech, people need to stop the silliness!

  • Torii Wehling

    Jesse does deserve to be fired. His rant was racist

  • guesteartt

    The petition is extremely idiotic. How dumb do you have to be? It’s like criticising victims of racism of being politically correct when they speak out.

  • Anastatia Bagans

    Powerful speech includes putting down white people and claiming they’re racist? Lmfao gtfo. I hope the white people that hired him, fire his ass.

  • Amber

    Just as Jesse said, “If you have a critique for the resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do.”

    FYI Shonda Rimes runs Grey’s Anatomy. Jesse isn’t going anywhere :)

  • MetalQuintessence

    #shondalandrules?
    Wtf?

    Does this mean like “I rule stfu”? Kinda egocentric imo.
    Which what the speech of this douche bag was, did anyone hear any positive stuff being said about black ppl after his speech? No. It was stuff like Jessy for President and so on. His tweet put it better than anyone else probably ever could, “Do not promote empty people & their tantrums. Pure clickbait to gain followers, attention & money, for themselves, not you. Never you,” right? Hypocrite much?

    He’s building his career and public image over the backs of those suppressed black ppl he is “rooting” for.

    Yes, it’s just bcs white ppl are so racist and instead they start thinking and talking about other black ppl, half of them are just those “bystanders” who can only gaze at how inspiring Jesse is, while the others are just straight arse racists hating on him “telling the truth”.

    That black ppl are so suppressed in racist America where white supremacists rule the country and media and where https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmoEt_7WgAIqTtv.jpg.

  • cujokay

    Assuming that white people hired Jesse is racist in itself. He was hired by Shonda who I’m pretty sure is black.

  • cujokay

    Assuming that white people hired Jesse is racist in itself. He was hired by Shonda who I’m pretty sure is black.

  • Christian

    abc runs shonda. his words were toxic and idiotic, a cop out for anyone who disagrees with him

  • Christian

    he implied whiteness was evil. whiteness, as in being white. is blackness evil? could a white celeb say such a thing? and dont tell me he means the establishment, the system, etc…he said whiteness. there’s a very casual, trendy way that people use the word ‘white’ now as if it’s evil and something to be ashamed of. “i hate white people” for example. a black celeb could tweet it and not have to apologize (as long as they said something about how it referred to ‘some’ white people). that’s a toxic mentality and when white racists see that it encourages them, it doesnt make them question what they believe at all. and it makes white people racist who wouldnt be, they see someone not liking their race and copy the behavior, return it

  • guesteartt

    Beyond help.

  • Dusty

    You are, as ‘guesteartt’ say, beyond help.

  • Christian

    beyond reason

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