Soap Opera Actress Criticizes Viola Davis’s Emmy Speech.

Posted on September 22, 2015


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Viola Davis blew us away last night with her grace and beautifully-spoken speech as the first African American woman to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her brilliant work on HTGAWM. Then, General Hospital actress Nancy Lee Grahn came out of the woodwork to criticize it. Her argument made no sense and was arguably offensive, causing the Twitter trolls to rightfully come out on the prowl. 

Here’s part of Viola’s perfect speech: “Let me tell you something: the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”
In a since-deleted tweet, she also said: “Im a f—ing actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmy’s not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled.”
As you can imagine, the Twitter trolls tore Nancy into the tiniest of shreds only ants can see, calling her things like “racist” and a “hateful b****.” And those are the nice comments. But, let’s not forget, it is Twitter. And even though her statement was completely thoughtless, irrational, and dumb, there are people out there defending her.