AceShowbiz - Ellen Pompeo sent love and support for fellow actress Gabrielle Union amid allegations that the latter was fired from "America's Got Talent" for criticizing the show over racism and sexism. The "Grey's Anatomy" star called out NBC on Twitter.
She began her criticisms toward The Peacock by referring to the "Today" show scandal, "It's unfortunate that @nbc the same network that protected disgusting men like Matt Lauer and punished women for speaking out or not putting up with it...has not changed their practices or culture." She declared, "I support @itsgabrielleu commitment to speaking up to injustice. It takes courage."
"This is a teaching moment," she continued. "It's important..white girls I'm talking to you..whether you truly understand what racial injustice is or not..that you stand with your sisters on the front lines. Don't cut side deals & don't not get involved because it isn't your issue..because it is."
"Workplace cultures will continue to be toxic until there is unity and solidarity among all women. If you go for self in these moments you undermine the work we are out here trying to do. Obviously this network feels like they can operate like this and it's okay."
In her next tweet, she dissed "AGT" producer and judge Simon while gushing over Reese Witherspoon's new web TV series which tackled sexual misconduct in the workplace, "With that said GIRLS....instead of wack jugglers and messy Simon Cowell watch @ReeseW and Jennifer Aniston in The Morning Show!! Soooo much better. Hard to believe these networks are still getting away with this. Our work continues @itsgabrielleu."
Her own show also had some issues but ABC didn't ignore them, Ellen claimed. "I feel important to mention our problems on the Greys set and every set has them...some kind of issue ...there's lots of people in a workplace.. point is... exec producers and the NETWORK @abc cared enough to help us make change support is crucial," she wrote.
"Oh and Happy Thanksgiving Thankful for all the women out there who refuse to put up with bulls**t," she addressed her followers.