Wayment: Some People On Black Twitter Are Calling Foul Over ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo’s Viral Speech About White Privilege

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19:  Ellen Pompeo attends the GLSEN Respect Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 19, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GLSEN)

Wayment: Some People On Black Twitter Are Calling Foul Over ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Ellen Pompeo’s Viral Speech About White Privilege

That went left real fast.

Published 3 weeks ago

Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo set social media on fire after she called out Porter magazine for not having a diverse staff.

While many people took to social media cheering her on, others weren't so willing to overlook controversial comments Pompeo made in the past.

  1. Pompeo left social media divided after a clip of her stressing the importance of diversity went viral.

    The controversial conversation took place during a roundtable for Porter's annual "Women in Television" issue. Pompeo complained about the lack of inclusion found at the roundtable's taping.

    "This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room, but, I don’t see enough color. And I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today,” she said.

  2. While most of social media applauded Pompeo's efforts, there were some people who were skeptical.

    The Root columnist Monique Judge took to social media recounting a run-in she had with Pompeo on social media.

  3. She even pulled up receipts of Pompeo's questionable commentary.
  4. Many others who remembered Pompeo's missteps shared their thoughts as well.
  5. What say you? Should Ellen Pompeo be considered an ally, or are her missteps too severe to look past? Let us know in the comment section below.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GLSEN)

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