Boycott ABC & Sign petition to fire Jesse Williams from Grey's Anatomy for racist rant
Update: Unfortunately, a necessary escalation is warranted. Please sign the petition to fire Jesse Williams from Grey's Anatomy AND boycott the entire ABC Network. Don't forget to unlike all ABC programs/shows on Facebook pages, unfollow all on Twitter and separate from all social media that has anything to do with ABC, their shows, news, etc.
Explanation: Upon receiving a humanitarian award at the BET awards, Jesse Williams released a cascade of inappropriate, unprofessional and racist commentary against police officers and Caucasians. Had any one of his offensive words been said by any other race other than an African American, they would've been publicly shamed, fired from whatever job they had, lost endorsements, advertisers, etc. Shonda Rhimes praised Jesse's speech on Twitter. This petition to fire Jesse Williams was created. Then, Shonda recently tweeted "Um, people? Boo don't need a petition. #shondalandrules".
This is a blatant slap in the face to the entire human race. Shonda not only praised him, but she condones his actions. Obviously, she has no intention of enforcing #EqualConsequences4RacistBehavior and chooses to be a hypocrite. She's fired other people for less infractions. She chose to applaud Jesse's tirade instead of taking affirmative action and neutralize the situation.
Jesse couldn't issue a simple apology? A true "humanitarian" would never have created this situation to begin with, but at least he could've admitted to using his words poorly, apologized and rephrased so all of this could have gone away. I'm shocked that someone who wants equality would spew such divisive rhetoric. Jesse is dividing rather than unifying. Everyone should be encouraging Unity. Double standards should not exist. Apparently, Shonda thinks this is her world and she can do whatever she wants. Jesse's rant only fuels racism and further divides Americans. All races must unify and take a stand against this.
I will not tolerate the blatant disrespect to all ethnicities. I will not stand by and watch this hypocrisy continue. I will not let this effect the future of our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, family, my neighbors and especially police officers. I've been "sitting down" too long. This time, Jesse needs to "sit down" and contemplate the violence he fostered against all races and police officers.
I am a long-time, loyal viewer of the ABC Network. I never miss Good Morning America or World News. I have been watching all of Shonda's shows since day 1 and it kills me to make this stand, but it's a necessary evil. It's time to venture out and find new shows that are not on ABC. It will be hard, but it's the only way to force them to make a change. Join me! Thank you for your continued support in stopping racism. #AllLivesMatter
Original explanation: Jesse Williams spewed a racist, hate speech against law enforcement and white people at the BET awards. 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. There's been no companies making a stand against his racist remarks and no swift action condemning his negative attitude. Why was Burke's character fired from Grey's Anatomy after his inappropriate homophobic slur, but nothing for Jesse Williams? Why the one-way street? Why the support for a hater? Why the hypocrisy? #AllLivesMatter All humans bleed the same color. #EqualConsequences4RacistBehavior
**A special note to all the people making assumptions: Who said I was white? Who said I'm a Trump supporter? This is not about politics. This is about equal consequences for racist behavior. If this was an Asian, Latino, Caucasian or whoever saying the same exact words as Jesse Williams did, I would be against it and petitioned them to be fired if they did not suffer the same consequences as others have suffered for their irrational behavior. We're all adult human beings. Why not act that way? Instead of lashing out with immature and obnoxious name calling, do something about getting everyone to look at everyone in the same light. Make a difference!
It is prudent to remind ABC Television that this isn't a voting contest between those who are seeking to be equal and those who are seeking to openly bash white people as a whole. ABC has a large group of people of many races who are offended by what was said by Jesse Williams and he didn't even think to come out and diffuse the situation by apologizing. Regardless of whether he meant to offend anyone or not, he did. By ABC allowing this to go on, ABC has essentially told black people that white people are fair game. The longer that ABC sits on this, the more aggressive and hateful the racist narrative becomes from black people toward the white demographic.
If Jesse's speech was truly only directed toward certain 'whiteness', then why are black people not acknowledging that and explaining it? Instead opposers of this petition have filled every facet of all news feeds with racist name calling and parroting Jesse's speech telling people to 'sit down'. This is taking us backward, not forward toward ending racism. ABC needs to understand that they will lose ratings if they don't stand up for their viewers. ABC had no problem doing it in other instances, so there should be no difference here. And something is not done by ABC, anyone who is for equality will be prepared to shut ABC off. It's been proven in the past that no company is too big to fail. If ABC chooses to wait out the storm figuring it will all blow over, you will have many people to answer to if the storm doesn't blow over and ABC will lose money, because of it. All races against Jesse's hate speech will be that voice proving racism from any race is wrong.
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