The most eye-opening acceptance speech was given at the BET Awards on June 30, 2016, by Actor Jesse Williams, which for many opened the eyes to several situations that were trying to be brushed away. Mr. Williams, spoke with strength and confidence, which seems to now be causing him more issues than allies, which is now also interfering with his current position on the hit TV Show, “Grey’s Anatomy.” What’s worse than to find out that those that where your fan and loved you are now some of the same ones that have joined together to have you lose your job? Per Jezebel, it’s reported to be over 4,500 people have signed a petition to have Jesse Williams removed from the show due to his speech. Calling Mr. Williams’s speech a form of racism and wanting the creator of the hit series TV show, Shonda Rhimes to have him immediately removed for this reason.
“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,” reads the petition.
However, there are several fans that were not in agreement with such a petition of removal and started a counter petition to keep him on the show, also showing nothing but, support of the Actor, his speech and what it stood for.
As, all the petitioning went on, Shonda Rhimes went on twitter to address her stands regarding the allegations that Jesse Williams was getting fired, making it very clear that he is not going anywhere.
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