5,600 people have signed a petition demanding Jesse be fired from Grey’s Anatomy for his ‘racist rant.’
The petition’s creator, Erin Smith, says that Jesse’s guilty of ‘reverse racism,’ and even labels his words as ‘racist hate speech.’
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
You already know Shonda wasn’t having that! As soon as she got word of the petition she took to Twitter to sound off.
Um, people? Boo don't need a petition. #shondalandrules
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 5, 2016
The petition is asking for 7,500 signatures before it gets sent to ABC…but clearly those who sign it are wasting their time.