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Viola Davis Responds to 'New York Times' Article, Is Rising Above!

Viola Davis took to Twitter to respond to mean comments made in a recent New York Times article about her new role in How to Get Away with Murder.

“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise!!!” the 49-year-old actress tweeted.

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In case you didn’t know, Viola was described as “older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than [Kerry] Washington, or for that matter Halle Berry,” by a New York Times writer.

Fans Outraged at New York Times for Calling Viola Davis 'Less Classically Beautiful'

Twitter exploded this morning when an article surrounding Viola Davis and her new role in How to Get Away with Murder was published on the New York Times website and included some very poorly worded phrases.

“Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Ms. Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than Ms. Washington, or for that matter Halle Berry” the article stated, which caused fans to explode after saying that darker-skinned women are “less classically beautiful.”

Viola is a gorgeous and incredibly talented actress known for her work in Doubt, The Help, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby series, and many more.

HAVE YOU READ the New York Times article? What do you think??

Click inside to read what some fans had to say about the article… More Here! »

Viola Davis Kills It on Emmys 2014 Red Carpet

Viola Davis looks beautiful in a blue dress while hitting the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actress went to the show after spending a day on set for her new ABC series How to Get Away with Murder.

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During the show, Viola‘s The Help co-stars Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney presented together and joked that they were about to announce a sequel to the movie.

FYI: Viola is wearing an Escada dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Sutra earrings.

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Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo, & Viola Davis Promote Shonda Rhimes' ABC Thursdays - Watch Now!

Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis get together to promote their ABC Thursday night shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder as part of Shonda Rhimes‘ big night on television.

“It is very daring. If you like great drama, that’s where you come,” Shonda says in the promo. “It’s going to be an edge-of-your-seat three-hour block of time on Thursday nights.”

All three shows begin their Thursday nights together on September 25.

Also pictured inside: Ellen leaving Madeo after dining out with friends on Tuesday (July 29) in West Hollywood, Calif.


Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo, & Viola David Promote Shonda Rhimes’ ABC Thursdays

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Viola Davis' 'How to Get Away With Murder' Took Her Out of Her Comfort Zone

Viola Davis is black and white sexy in a dress while attending the Disney & ABC Television Group’s 2014 Summer TCA Tour on Tuesday (July 15) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 48-year-old actress was joined at the session by Ioan Gruffudd, Analeigh Tipton, and John Cho, who posed with Karen Gillan.

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“I wanted to be the show. I wanted to have a character that kind of took me out of my comfort zone. And that character happened to be in a Shonda Rhimes show in How to Get Away With Murder. And so I did the only smart thing that any sensible actress would do, and I took it. I dove at it,” Viola shared during the press tour.

FYI: Viola is wearing a Helmet Lang dress and VC Signature Ronan booties.

10+ pictures inside of Viola Davis and Ioan Gruffudd at Disney & ABC Television Group’s 2014 Summer TCA Tour… More Here! »

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Jennifer Morrison & Jesse Tyler Ferguson Dress Up at ABC Upfront Party!

Jennifer Morrison is a vision in white while attending the Entertainment Weekly & ABC Upfronts Party held at Toro on Tuesday (May 13) in New York City.

The 35-year-old Once Upon a Time actress was joined by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Viola Davis, Juliette Lewis, Analeigh Tipton, Milo Ventimiglia, and Felicity Huffman.

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“Did you hear? In honor of the #ModernFamily wedding @ABC is paying for all marriage licenses in NYC today!” Jesse tweeted the day before.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing an Elizabeth and James dress and Dana Rebecca Designs and EF Collection rings. Juliette is wearing an ALICE by Temperley dress.

15+ pictures inside of Jennifer Morrison and Jeese Tyler Ferguson attending the ABC Upfront party… More Here! »

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Viola Davis & Emily Deschanel Celebrate New Facility Construction for Sexually Abused Kids!

Viola Davis flashes her pearly whites attending The Rape Foundation’s groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a New Stuart House for sexually abused children on Friday (May 2) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 48-year-old actress was joined by Bones star Emily Deschanel.

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“When you’re a child, and you’re floating around in the world, and you face the atrocity of abuse, and being victimized…that aloneness you feel is like a death,” Viola shared at the ceremony.

15+ pictures inside of Viola Davis and Emily Deschanel attending a facility construction celebration… More Here! »

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