Jesse Williams Shonda Rhimes

Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams will not lose his job for speaking out of turn at the BET Awards last month.

Williams, who is half white, called out white people for appropriating black music for fame and profit.

He also showed support for social media militants, Black Lives Matter, saying, "We know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people every day."

A petition was circulated online calling series creator Shonda Rhimes to fire Williams from 'Anatomy'.

In response to the petition, Rhimes, a self-hating closeted lesbian who is reportedly bleaching her skin, tweeted: "Um, people? Boo don't need a petition. #shondalandrules"

Williams plays Dr. Avery Jackson on the ABC scripted TV series.

Shonda Rhimes

  • iWasteTime

    The fact that they really got in their feelings and started a petition is laughable. As long as Shonda runs Thursdays and Channing Dungey & Nne Ebong run Entertainment and Drama at ABC Jessie will have a job!

  • Low E. TUH!

    COME THROUGH A.C. BAE!!!

    (THE A IS FOR AFROCENTRICALLY :YES:)

  • SG

    Good.

  • Well.well$well

    I saw no lies in his statement.

  • Music

    People begin petitions for EVERYTHING! Social media has given idiots voices that they should not have.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    She didn't even need to address that lunacy.

  • Buttercup

    Dang. They big mad, huh?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I know the title does not say "Phuck your petitions". ....I'm DEAD ????

  • goat

    I love it!!!

  • Empress

    I just washed my hair and water dropped in my eye, I read that line as "Rhimes herself half lesbian" I was like WHAT? DWL Sidenote: my lesbian cousin is always crushing on light skin pretty boys, I mean she gets real thirsty over them. I think there might be a thin line between a very soft man and a very hard stud. What ya'll think?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Some folks man. Find your ass a HOBBY.

    I read only 1600 stupid ass racists signed the ish. Still though

  • yoni

    And we thought she would? Tuh!

  • iWasteTime

    BIG! If we have to put up with Donald the antithesis of everything Jessie is, they can deal

  • nicelyput32

    Is that my boy Tommy? I'm so ready for Power.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    That is the sexiest light bright man I have ever seen in my life. The masculine just oozes out of his face.... I swear on RIF fetus I have never looked at a light bright this way.

    Oh and glad she isn't caving in to the pressure. I just might start watching that show.

  • Zizzle

    "Speaking out of turn"??? Wow. But why am I surprised? *looks at masthead*

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes it has. People are annoying af now.

  • yoni

    Been.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That be him

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Where can I find this petition? I wonder if I can leave a comment like on those GoFundMe pages ...Feeling a little petty today ?

  • Buttercup

    Happy birthday Sis! Turn up!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Yes. they did. Bc she fired Isiah Washington over the gay slur thing. After a petition. So they thought they could try it again. Hated it

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Two more weeks. SHEWWWWWWWw

  • yallcrazy

    Love her response. Made my morning. Now have a seat and be mad.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Cracker Jack's are annoying. Jessie got their asses in their feelings. They will deal because Jessie has already spoke the truth. I wish some of these self hating brothers can take a note out of Jessie book. They want us to listen to Ayesha so I néed the hem to listen to Jessie.

  • Da Puppet Mistress
  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Girl yes.

  • SpiceGirl

    folks sooo mad at the...TRUTH! Yeah for SR #MyShero

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    And that is way less signatures as they claim in news stories. Smdh. Who knows. Racist fukks

  • JerseyMom

    That was real classy and to the point. Blank stare.

  • JerseyMom

    Cracker Jacks.... LMAO

  • Jusstlookn

    Power be back SoonT

  • Vickix

    I get so sick of social media. People get so bold and want to voice their little opinion about everything, sometimes over stuff that don't really bother them. I really think there should be a Social Media Free Day where all the social media sites go down for a day. Some people might go damn near crazy, but I would LOVE IT!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Tell em Shonda!
    FOM with that mess

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lol

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Every day is soc media free day for me.
    THIS is my soc media.

    I gotta control what goes into my brain as much as possible ???

  • stanhope

    All of that adjectival invective against Shonda was wholely unnecessary. Thank goodness she is rich and successful enough not to give a shyt. That said, good for her supporting Jesse which is all the article should have been about in the first place.

  • yoni

    They need to lurn (today) that just as we get one token black in a workplace. They get one petition firing per black owned show. #useitwisely

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?IF you do, do it right. Make us proud :D
    ???

  • stanhope

    Crackers should stay in the saltine box.

  • stanhope

    But sometimes like Queen Latifah said....you gotta let em know you aint a bitch or a whoe.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Happy Birthdayyyyy ?????????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    UNITY ???

  • Vickix

    After his speech I've wondered how much his life has changed, because I'm sure it has. How are people treating him at the work place, are neighbors looking at him with the side eye, is the waiter/host at restaurants taking their sweet time getting to him(well more than usual), are some family members pissed with him. But on the other spectrum he gained alot of respect from the black community. Just a thought.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I hope my hotel got Starz cause I'll be on vacation. Otherwise I'll have to wait til I get back on Tuesday ??.

  • iWasteTime

    Thank You! !

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yeah they only got 7,000 signatures. The petition to deport Justin Beiber got more than that ??

  • Tonia Hannah

    My thoughts exactly to fine.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Chile. Shonda run ABC.

  • iWasteTime

    Thanks sis. I turnt all weekend and half of yesterday I need a nap ...lol

  • Jusstlookn

    Shonda was like bye with mess

  • KcoolMuziq

    They only in their feelings because he is not claiming his white roots & PROUD to be a BLACK man. Go Shonda! I LOVE working on ur shows... U the BOSS!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Hot dogs holler. That's why they so mad.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Wheelchair Jimmy.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Off Topic: Soooo... King momma is looking at a minimum of 3 years for her felony arrests of identity theft and stealing shitt???

    That family makes me want to call my family I haven't spoken to in over 15 years and say hello.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    "Williams, who is half white"
    "social media militants"

    Trigger phrases and words. Learned that in a psychology course last week while discussing Trump, Hitler, and other hate mongers.

    Did I just read the phrase a self hating lesbian?Lmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaao???? I'm not even touching that one???? #BlackLivesMatter??

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    "Williams, who is half white"
    "social media militants"

    Trigger phrases and words. Learned that in a psychology course last week while discussing Trump, Hitler, and other hate mongers.

    Did I just read the phrase a self hating lesbian?Lmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaao???? I'm not even touching that one???? #BlackLivesMatter??

  • rayne215

    forgot Shonda did Greys Anatomy, glad to know he is safe (but they need to cancel that horrible show anyway)

  • rayne215

    forgot Shonda did Greys Anatomy, glad to know he is safe (but they need to cancel that horrible show anyway)

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Hot dogs?
    ????? Message received though??

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Hot dogs?
    ????? Message received though??

  • MsSincerity

    Whatever he does, I hope black people back him up. He's been speaking on our behalves for a while, but this time he garnered more attention for it and put his career on the line by doing so. We stand up and applaud his speech, repost photos of him and whatever else, because it's easy to do. Where is the REAL work. Just like when Trayvon passed, these dumb azz celebrities and non celebrities posting photos of themselves with hoodies, talking about "I am Trayvon Martin" .......and I'm like "NO THE F - - K YOU'RE NOT. Trayvon is dead! What the f - - k is you posting that gonna do. NOTHING!!!.....and when those basketball players turned their jerseys inside out (or something like that) in protest of whatever injustice that was at that time (I forgot because there's so many) and I'm like HUH, WTF, REALLY??? We need to put in work.......SERIOUS WORK, not posting and retweeting s - - t like that gonna be the cure. Can't no one man carry us all.

  • MsSincerity

    Whatever he does, I hope black people back him up. He's been speaking on our behalves for a while, but this time he garnered more attention for it and put his career on the line by doing so. We stand up and applaud his speech, repost photos of him and whatever else, because it's easy to do. Where is the REAL work. Just like when Trayvon passed, these dumb azz celebrities and non celebrities posting photos of themselves with hoodies, talking about "I am Trayvon Martin" .......and I'm like "NO THE F - - K YOU'RE NOT. Trayvon is dead! What the f - - k is you posting that gonna do. NOTHING!!!.....and when those basketball players turned their jerseys inside out (or something like that) in protest of whatever injustice that was at that time (I forgot because there's so many) and I'm like HUH, WTF, REALLY??? We need to put in work.......SERIOUS WORK, not posting and retweeting s - - t like that gonna be the cure. Can't no one man carry us all.

  • Buttercup

    LOL. I'll rephrase it then, "Rest up!"

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    I hope Black people back him up as well. Even the Neo Blacks like @Sandra. We can't bash them for not speaking out, yet not support them when they do. He's risking so much. We've got to stand in line behind him. Catch him when they try to knock him down. He needs us. We need him, and he needs us...

  • PhenomenalWomanThatIsMe

    But Isaiah was being hateful (that's considered hate speech). Jesse ain't spoke nothing but the truth. Glad she has his back. Someone (of a high enough profile) needed to say what he said.

  • MsSincerity

    Everything you just said is on point. It's SO frustrating to watch people just sit back and do nothing. smdh

  • charallday

    U-N-I-T-Y

  • Tee Bullock

    Haha I love the title auntie!

  • GuestSTAR

    Perhaps there should be counter petitions started.

  • charallday

    Lol yeah

  • charallday

    David Allen grier voice

  • Mystery User

    Who is the honkey that was watching BET awards that went and told on Jesse?

  • Mystery User

    Who is the honkey that was watching BET awards that went and told on Jesse?

  • Angela Flowers

    Majority of GA fans are white women and it's a lot of them that signed. You know they super salty too that he showed appreciation for black women for being dedicated, nurturing, and putting others before ourselves (especially since his momma is white...).

  • Mystery User

    I saw that too - AND SHE BLEACHING! LOL Sandra is on it.
    But I learned too that the white powers that be will use worlds to negate the fact that a person is that, and rather an object. W*t B*cks, N*ggers, Ch*nks... that way killing and mistreating them doesn't seem so bad.

  • Angela Flowers

    You know they stay watching and reading our stuff...

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Right, becuse as soon as us graham crackers wanna come out to play, we get broken up devoured, and shot up to pieces!

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Tommy Dee-Man. I so hope there is a set up plan and he's not really salty trying to get rid of ghost. He need to kill Holly's trife behind!

  • imright

    "a self hating lesbian"... touché

  • MsSincerity

    A. Owner of BET (they ain't black you know)
    B. Stacey's pointed nose azz. (she wishes she was white so bad)
    C. Don "Sugar Booty" Lemon (he hates blacks because he probably feels like they don't support his lifestyle, when in reality, beige people are more anti-gay than anybody)
    D. Pharell (he is the NEW BLACK and he thinks that Jesse should stop blaming others for black peoples problems)
    E. White media who's mission is to only stir up controversy.
    F. All of the above.

  • iSaiditFIRST

    Sandra, what difference does it make if she's lesbian. Why must you always throw superficial insults in discussions regarding serious issues. Perhaps she is closeted, that is her business. What stake do you have in this? Do you disagree with Jesse's speech. I don't think its a laughing matter for you be petty on this subject matter. These sprites trying to get this brother fired for speaking the truth.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    "Speaking out of turn" huh, whaa?!? It WAS his turn to speak.. Who's next?

  • Nikki Minor

    Sounds she was thinking of herself

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I like what you did there?

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Thank You...and I am slow today. ;)

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Lol.. too funny..

  • Lisa daniels

    1 thing , I am glad she ain't fire him. He is a hero and a stand up dude. ???? most full blood Negros ain't said or did ish. Hats off to him. 2 thing, a self hating lesbians, really now? You don't say?

  • Lisa daniels

    You mean sand box right? So they be like the ? they are.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    So what you're saying is.. Light skinned dudes are soft?!?

  • Titiya Ams Caulker

    Gd job Shonda, and Ellen rubbing it too on their faces

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Lol.. They kept showing him in the audience. Me and my mom was like "who is that".. we soon found out, lol.. Dude fine!!!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    >>>>we are here<<<<

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Yup!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Never thought about that.. I'll be praying for him..

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I thought you were talking about Ellen Degeneres ??

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I done luuurrrned tuhday!!!

  • Emdiva

    I want the show to get rid of Holly so bad. She's the worst.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I had to take a break at Don "Sugar Booty" Lemon.

  • Realtalk

    Oh and just to clarify, he didn't speak "out of turn". He spoke when it definitely WAS his turn which was to accept an award for speaking about the aforementioned bullskit. Carry on.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Is Sandra back in or has the LI gone rogue? ?

  • Titiya Ams Caulker

    Oh sorry I meant Ellen Pompeo..?

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I face ignorance from my people everyday.. To balance it out.. No to overpower it I surround myself around positive black folk that's doing sh!t instead of talking sh!t... Its working out just fine with lots of prayer for my comfort and support..

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Realtalk.... lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why would "they" start a petition?! Nothing that he said was hateful...but "they" hate the truth! Shonda isn't stupid because of this, I bet you she will have arise in ratings for grey's anatomy....more black peoples too!

  • shaylynnn

    I'm truly dead @ self hating lesbian. ????? ok sis.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    This made me laugh a deep blackfolk laugh ROFL!!

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Good.

  • Jusstlookn

    Record and watch on device.

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    If she wasn't such a con artist, I could deal, but she manipulate Tommy and he keeps falling for making dumb mistakes which is the wedge between the two why him and ghost beefing.

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    If she wasn't such a con artist, I could deal, but she manipulate Tommy and he keeps falling for making dumb mistakes which is the wedge between the two why him and ghost beefing.

  • Queen B

    Damn he so fine!! ??

  • guest

    I am going to START watching the show because of the stupid petition!

  • Full Monty

    Come on thru blue eyes! They can't stand when folk kick the truth and they not liked! They can't handle that. It's his opinion just like everyone else.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I think they will squash by the end of the season but I need Kanan to die. I don't like Holly but Angela needs to die first lol.

  • Meme81

    Rhimes, a self-hating closeted lesbian who is reportedly bleaching her skin
    -----
    SMH, Goin' hard today!

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Angela is the worse...she's worse than Holly.
    Tash squashes all of them! I like Kanan, because he keeps the excitement going, but I am so anxious to see what these fools are going to do. I am willing to bounce a check to keep this cable on!

  • I aint the one

    I pictured her saying this while drinking tea from a mug that read "White People's Tears." ???

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sometimes the truth hurts, and these ninja's had to do something to make themselves feel better. LOL! Jesse Williams for President!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You can download the app and pay the 8.99 a month subscription. I can find Power on a free website but I got the app because it's hard to find survivors remorse. After these 10 episodes, I'm cancelling it lol.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm not a fan of those high azz cable prices.

  • Emdiva

    I agree and also with Angela needing to be gone as well. She's so weak and whiny.

  • Kae

    Right. I never gave the show a chance but I might have to now. Lol

  • yvette46

    Jesse for PRESIDENT!! oh Not Jackson but Williams! !..

  • Ms. Jackson

    BAM! She ain't playing with yall! ??

  • Lmarii

    Have him fired for what??? Freedom of speech is not a crime last time I checked..

  • Strappyheels

    Everything EXCEPT FOR THE RIGHT THINGS!!

  • SpideySense

    I want to watch but after 50's 'ninja bich' comment I just can't support him anymore. This NB ain't throwing no money his way, and ratings = dollars

  • hottlanta

    One cleans their peen by reinching it off when the sex act is over. The other cleans their peen by boiling it in a pot on the stove.

  • hottlanta

    They don't mess with him. Jesse did that speech and put some RESPECK on his name. They may not like him but they respect him and before they speak they think about what they gonna say to him, Any other times they just say what they wanna say. He reminded me of Brother Malcolm fearless standing up there,

  • hottlanta

    If that was the case, Bill/Sean and Rush wouldn't have jobs.

  • nicelyput32

    I understand you feeling the way you do. Yes 50 has said some ignant things but I choose to look past him and continue to support the talented cast and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh.

  • hottlanta

    After that speech, white folks was saying we sure miss OJ he stayed in his place, didn't give us no trouble or nothing. Let's start a petition to get him out jail.

  • Tea??

    Good because if she fires him of gives him less airtime I'm boycotting and you all should too. White Get so afraid when we start talking that black power stuff it's actually pretty funny

  • Rael Marie

    It was Stacy Dash.

  • kekeb

    Self hating? Sandra, YOU seem like a hater of successful black persons. . . PRESIDENT Obama, First Lady Obama, Shonda Rhimes, Beyoncé. . . The list goes on. Let this lady employ who she wants.

  • Bonny

    #STRONGBLACKMAN:(#LETTHEMSTAYMAD

  • leapyearpisces

    I want to start a petition to shut down the website that lists celebrities who have ugly spouses. They have him and his wife as the advertising picture (its the main picture they use for you to click on that site. As a black woman, how insulting, and I know it had to hurt his wife feelings. NOBODY is that tough. How cruel!!!!!!! Now THAT is what need to be petioned, and for the record his wife is lovely.

  • Shira Harding-James

    It's a really good show I've been watching it for 6 years had to catch up from season 1

  • SpideySense

    I'm fighting with myself because I really like the show. Tommy is my favorite character (hated that redhead he was with. She was a liability from the start). I've just had enough of 50 and his self loathing. Was my last straw. Maybe if they kill his character off so I don't gotta see his face anymore.

  • don juan

    Oh the #shadeofitall