Shonda Rimes Responds to Petition Demanding She Fire Jesse Williams From Grey’s Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

An online petition has been created, blasting Jesse Williams for the fiery speech he gave while receiving a humanitarian honor at the BET Awards last month. One petition calls for the “Grey’s Anatomy” star to be fired.

Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

It reads,

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? Why the one-way street? Why the support for a hater? Why the hypocrisy? #AllLivesMatter All humans bleed the same color. #EqualConsequences4RacistBehavior.

Shonda Rimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, tweeted the following:

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Meanwhile, Jesse has also chimed in, writing:

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Authored by: Kellie Williams