by TV One Staff
July 5, 2016
The internet has not been able to leave Jesse Williams alone since the night he left many with encouraging words after accepting the Humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards.
It looks like not everyone received the speech well, as there is currently a petition to remove Jessie Williams from the hit medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy. According to People, the change.com petition has nearly 5,000 signatures and mentions that:
“Jesse Williams spewed a racist, hate speech against law enforcement and white people at the BET awards. If this was a white person making the same speech about an African American, they would have been fired and globally chastised, as they should be, but there has been no consequences to Williams’ actions. There’s been no companies making a stand against his racist remarks and no swift action condemning his negative attitude….Why was Burke’s character fired from Grey’s Anatomy after his inappropriate homophobic slur, but nothing for Jesse Williams?”
In addition to a counter-petition that has 11,000 signatures, Grey’s Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes, responded with the following tweet:
Um, people? Boo don’t need a petition. #shondalandrules
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 5, 2016
Looks like Dr. Avery isn’t going anywhere, any time soon….by the way, who in Black Twitter is responsible for the below meme? ? ?
Hey, facts are FACTS.
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