Fans are bashing Jesse Williams and calling for a boycott of "every black artist".Jesse Williams, who is best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series Greys Anatomy, is now under fire after hundreds call for the boycott of Grey's Anatomy and black actors. After news of a petition to fire Jesse Williams from Grey's Anatomy went viral, many people took to Twitter to bash Jesse Williams and boycott the upcoming season of the hit Shonda Rhimes medical drama.
Boycott Jesse Williams. He's a hate filled anti-white bigot ASSHOLE. Charles Lindbergh (@attentionmustbe) June 27, 2016
https://t.co/efmxSUdtCZ boycott EVERY black artist until this hate speech is condemned..w/o whites, NO MONEY FOR THE BLACK ARTISTS! Trump YOU (@jtmoney1981) June 27, 2016
Recently, a petition, which was created by someone named Eric Williams and now has over 1,200 supporters calls for Jesse Williams to get fired from ABC's Grey's Anatomy calling the actor "racist". "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." Vincent Edmonds from Cape Coral wrote in the comments of the petition saying, "Racist hatefilled anti-white speeches at an all black (making it racist by definition) awards show ... disgraceful. How many white people were awarded at the BET awards i wonder? Remember the Oscars .." Despite the controversy and alleged "racist" comments by Jesse Williams Shonda Rhimes and Ellen Pompeo took to twitter to defend the actor.
Jesse williams speech was so racist last nite he's a racist he half white boycott his dumbass Steven Figueroa (@coachsteve95) June 27, 2016
In woods. Far from wifi. Get signal! What'd I miss? "Just because we're magic doesn't mean we're not real." @iJesseWilliams' speech. YES. shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) June 28, 2016
I don't think Jesse Williams is going to go anywhere any time soon. Related:
In our world of media where entertainers are only interested in promoting themselves @iJesseWilliams is selfless & as refreshing as it gets Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) June 27, 2016