‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo interrupts an interview to criticise the lack of diversity: ‘I don’t see enough colour’

Pompeo called out the magazine interviewing her for lack of colour. YouTube/Porter magazine
  • Ellen Pompeo from “Grey’s Anatomy” called out the magazine interviewing her for lack of diversity.
  • “There’s a ton of women in the room,” Pompeo said. “But I don’t see enough colour.”
  • People are loving what she said, and how she is telling white people it is their responsibility to make inclusion happen.

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo interrupted an interview to say she didn’t “see enough colour” on the set. She added that it is white people’s job to be allies to people of colour by hiring them, and people are loving it.

Pompeo was featured in Porter magazine’s “Women in Television” issue along with Gina Rodriguez, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts. The actresses discussed sexism, the gender pay gap (which Pompeo has opened up about before) and racism in their industry. At one point, Pompeo snapped when talking about race.

“This day has been incredible,” Pompeo said. “And there’s a ton of women in the room. But I don’t see enough colour. And I didn’t see enough colour when I walked into the room today.”

Pompeo also said that she told a director on a project she recently worked on that “when I show up on set, I would like to see the crew look like the world that I walk around in every day. And I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world you see. As Caucasian people,” Pompeo said, “it is our job.”

People are loving Pompeo’s passion for inclusion:

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