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.”