Shonda Rhimes Responds To Jesse Williams Petition
The petition started by Erin Smith on Change.org 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
So far, the petition has garnered 1,664 signatures of the 2,500 goal. But, it doesn’t matter because Shonda Rhimes couldn’t care less about it.
The ABC showrunner took to Twitter on the 4th of July with this response:
Um, people? Boo don't need a petition. #shondalandrules
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 5, 2016