I saw this online petition to have Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams fired from his ABC day job because of his “speech” in the BET awards. I saw this and momentarily was dazed. Then I was confused. After that, I began laughing hysterically.
Since I am technically, still a member of the fourth estate, I have to be fair and slightly unbiased and present both sides of the argument. Here is the link to the site if you want to sign up to protest this intelligent young man being so awake, or if you want to simply venture over to read the comments, here ya go. Click here.
This is why I started to laugh.
1. Gray’s Anatomy is a textbook and an anatomy course.
The original text book was written in the 1850s when its author was a young docto. Gray’s Anatomy was the most comprehensive and accessible medical textbook of its time.
It is a basic anatomy course taught at almost every college in the world as a pre courser to any field of science study.
A national and international treasure, Gray’s Anatomy is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or in the amazingly complex machine that is the human body.
The person who request the petition more than likely is unaware that the title character Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon. A character who struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital’s one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber, due to a pre-existing relationship between them — Webber and Meredith’s mother had a personal relationship when Meredith was young.
The irony is that the show is on its last legs since it’s initial airing in 2005 and Williams speech has put the show in the new more than it has been in the last six seasons.
2. Who still watches Grey’s Anatomy?
Most of the time when it is on, it is just background noise until Scandal comes on. How many seasons can you watch some good looking kid play God, make bad decisions and sleep with half of his co-workers? Three…at least that’s when I stopped watching the McSteamy, McDreamy, MsSeemly nonsense.
3. The writer and creator of the show is black?
Making an off colored remark about your gay co-worker can get you fired. The show was so lacking in viewership it called Dr. Burke back in 2014., seven years after he was let terminated. What makes you think that Shonda Rhimes is not going to stand up for the young man who actually said everything she is more than likely thinking, but because of a fat paycheck, she keeps her lips shut.
4. Children in America are going to bed hungry.
Children are going hungry every night in America and you want to protest some rich asshole winning an award for helping other people through a foundation you never heard of and never knew about?
Think about this.
Somewhere in Arkansas a 13 year old white girl is carrying her step-father’s child and there is nothing her mother can do about it because he is the only reason they have somewhere to live.
The presumptive nominee for the leader of he free world is making denigrating remarks about women, women’s health and women’s rights.
Women’s health issues are being legislated by old white men with girl friends who take Viagra for lunch so they can bang some young hooker, but a single mom in Alabama can’t get birth control.
The majority of millennials can’t carry on a face to face conversation without needed to send a text message with an emoji to express their feelings.
I can go on, but my head is hurting.
If you want to start a petition, start one for something relevant and worthwhile. Why not petition those congressmen and women who have been in office longer than I have been born.
It is great to feel impassioned for a cause. However, make it a cause that is worthy of changing a life for the better.