Controversy? Not here! ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo posted some fun Instagram snaps with her co-star, Jesse Williams, despite the viral petition to have him fired from the show for his remarks at the 2016 BET Awards.
Ellen Pompeo, 46, is showing nothing but love for her longtime co-star, Jesse Williams, 34. The two friends showed that they don’t have a care in the world as they played around in the ocean on their beach vacation together.
There might be a petition to get Jesse Williams fired circulating the internet, but it definitely isn’t phasing him — or his co-star, Ellen Pompeo. As the internet exploded over the petition, which was started in response to Jesse’s speech at the BET Awards about the appropriation of black culture, Jesse and Ellen had some fun in the sun.
In one Instagram video posted by Ellen, she’s standing on a surfboard when Jesse shoves it forward with a laugh. The shove causes Ellen to fall right into the water, and she captioned it, “When you talk to [sic] much smack to @ijessewilliams.” Hmm, a message to the haters? Might be!
Check out the hilarious video below:
Ellen isn’t the only one standing behind Jesse, either. The show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, shut down the rumors that Jesse could be fired over his speech in one single tweet. “Um, people? Boo don’t need a petition. #shondalandrules,” she wrote. So, there you have it! From the queen of Shondaland herself, Jesse is definitely not going anywhere any time soon. Sorry, haters!
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