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Shonda Rhimes Defends Black Lives Matter

Shonda Rhimes is calling for more gun control and defends Black Lives Matter after the Dallas shooting.

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes called out people for attempting to blame Black Lives Matter with the shooting of police officers on Twitter, and pointed back to the issue she feels is at the center of all these tragedies: gun control. Shonda Rhimes LOS ANGELES - SEP 26: Shonda Rhimes arrives to the TGIT Premiere Red Carpet Event on September 26, 2015 in Hollywood, CA. DFree / Shutterstock.com In several tweets, the Scandal and Grey's Anatomy showrunner called out people who tried to pin the deaths of five officers on the Black Lives Matter movement. “If I hear one more idiot suggest that #BlackLivesMatter incited this,” she wrote. “The level of ignorance is stunning. Absolutely stunning.” She also responded to some of the tweets by Congressman Joe Walsh, who sparked controversy by seeming to threaten the President's life in a series of tweets. In response to Walsh's insinuation that “Obama’s words and BLM’s deeds have gotten people killed,” Rhimes wrote that, “Words don’t get people killed. GUNS get people killed.” This is the second time Rhimes has found herself in the middle of a political and American controversy. Following Grey Anatomy's star Jesse Williasm' powerful Black Lives Matter speech at the BET Awards, fans of the show petitioned her to remove Williams from the show's cast. Related: What do you think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below.

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