Over the years, Ellen Pompeo has used her platform to highlight numerous topics plaguing Hollywood, from equal pay to inclusion, but her comments haven’t always been so well-received. Take, for instance, the actress’s attempt to combat racism back in 2016.
Two years ago, the Grey’s Anatomy star took A&E to task for promoting a show centered around the lives of KKK family members — an experience she recently discussed during an appearance on the popular Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, which is hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and Willow Smith.
“So, A&E was going to put out this documentary about the KKK. And I had tweeted and was vocal, ‘This isn’t cool. You guys shouldn’t be making this kind of programming,’” she said. “I don’t care in what light that show is, the trailer that I saw was provocative and it was sensationalizing the KKK.