A pair years again Ellen Pompeo got here beneath fireplace for utilizing a black fist emoji in a single her tweets. The tweet was despatched after the Grey’s Anatomy actress slammed A&E for a trailer on a KKK documentary and after telling the community to drag the present, she responded with the emoji. The Twitterverse responded to her with flack on tradition appreciation and labeled her a “white b*tch.”
Ellen is now the newest visitor to sit down at Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk the place she mentioned the controversy and defined her actions in full.
“…]I do not care in what mild that present is, the trailer that I noticed was provocative and it was sensationalizing the KKK,” Ellen defined to Jada, as seen within the clip beneath. “If you are going to give these dudes cash for burning crosses or regardless of the f**ok they do, that is not okay for me, for A&E. The community] walked it again, stated we’re sorry, we’re pulling it. So I used to be like, black fist emoji, black energy.”
She added: “I am not appropriating tradition. I am simply becoming a member of the battle. If you name me a white b*tch then is not that judging me on the colour my pores and skin? Why cannot I assist a victory for black individuals as a result of I am white?”
Watch the clip beneath and catch the total episode on Monday, December 10th.