Ignorant petitioners on change.org decided to sign off in order to get Jesse Williams off the hit show Greys Anatomy for his “racist rant” at the BET awards.
It’s been a little over a week since Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams received the 2016 Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. The haters and obvious racists somehow think they can get Williams kicked off of Grey’s for his powerful, bone chilling speech.
The creator of the petition is Erin Smith, and he cried about reverse racism in the petition’s description. Went on to call Williams’ speech “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
Shonda Rhimes is the director of Grey’s Anatomy, and if you know anything about her it’s that she calls the shots. She made it clear to the world that Williams isn’t going ANYWHERE:
Smith updated the petition with a note to those who were obviously feeling some type of way about the petition:
The petition notes a goal of 7,500 signatures before Smith plans to send it over the ABC, but if Shonda Rhimes has anything to say about it (and it’s safe to assume she does), Williams isn’t going anywhere.
If you happened to miss the infamous speech, watch it full below and see how you feel after: