The Grey's Anatomy star was met with widespread criticism from Black Twitter that resulted in her name trending on Twitter last night and this morning over her comments on her podcast, Tell Me with Elle Pompeo. "Like most white women who recount stories to others (and it’s usually to other white people) about how they had to raise their voice and put their foot down because they didn’t like the way something was being said or done, Ellen seemed as if she expected people to find this anecdote to be endearing and empowering and maybe even a little bit charming," says Pajiba's Brian Richards. "Especially considering the reputation she has for her lack of filter and her zero-tolerance policy for bullsh-t when it comes to discussing her work on the show, how much she is paid for her work on the show, and the authority/responsibility that comes with being Number 1 on the call sheet. Unfortunately for Ellen, this was not the response she got when sharing this story with the public, and it sure as hell wasn’t the response she got from Black Twitter. Most of the tweets in response to Ellen going off on Denzel the way she did were of the 'Are you f-cking kidding me?' variety, and other tweets pointed out that this isn’t the first or second time that Ellen has stuck her privileged foot in her mouth when it comes to her interactions with Black people."
TOPICS: Ellen Pompeo, ABC, Grey's Anatomy, Denzel Washington