Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Petition Calling for Jesse Williams to Be Fired From Grey's Anatomy -

Jesse Williams' inflammatory speech at the BET Awards last week has sparked a petition calling for him to be fired from Grey's Anatomy. The petition, created on Friday, gained more than 5,000 signatures within four days.

On Monday, Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes dismissed Smith's petition with a single tweet, referencing a counter-petition that's been created to keep Williams on the show (and which had nearly 20,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning):

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Jul 6, 2016 6:04PM EDT

How can anyone be a fan of Grey's Anatomy and still be that racist?!

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