Ellen Pompeo Drags 'Old White Guy TV Docs' After Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz Backlash
Written by Huffingtonpost on April 19, 2020
“Gray’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo has prescribed a wholesome dose of web dragging to “outdated white man TV docs” for his or her irresponsible commentary in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Whereas the actor didn’t point out anybody by title, she seemingly took intention at Phil “Dr. Phil” McGraw and Dr. Mehmet Ouncesin a sequence of tweets posted on Saturday, calling out sure events for making “careless statements on this setting when so many healthcare staff are struggling bodily and emotionally.”
“Staying house is for excellent causes… one among them is to cease the unfold to nurses docs and anybody who works in a hospital housekeeping… safety… upkeep… to maintain their threat of contracting decrease and the hospitals can solely deal with a lot consumption,” Pompeo tweeted.
She then directed her ire to TV physician pundits who preach “silly egocentric shit” throughout a world well being disaster.
“Stroll that shit [right] again to your lazy boys and sit your silly asses down in your dwelling rooms in your golf programs the place you reside… drained out of contact outdated fools,” Pompeo wrote.
Each Dr. Phil and Dr. Ouncescame below hearth this week for his or her seemingly callous responses to the worldwide pandemic in two separate dwell TV interviews.
Earlier this week, Dr. Phil seemingly downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak throughout an look on Fox Information by evaluating deaths from COVID-19 to fatalities linked to smoking, automobile crashes and unintentional drownings.
Dr. Oz, in the meantime, sparked outrage on the identical community after describing the reopening of faculties as a “very appetizing alternative” and showing to brush off the “2 to three%” of extra deaths projected to occur in that state of affairs, which might quantity to hundreds of lives misplaced.
Each have since clarified their statements, with Dr. Ounceswalking again his feedback, however apparently to not Pompeo’s satisfaction.
Later within the day, she retweeted images of Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew Pinsky (who’s additionally courted some coronavirus-related controversy), accusing them of being out of contact with actual well being care staff.
“They’ve been so busy of their dressing rooms getting their faces powdered and worrying about their rankings… they do not know what docs and healthcare professionals on the entrance traces truly do or they simply don’t care,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
After manufacturing on “Gray’s Anatomy” shut down final month, the sequence, which Pompeo produces, donated medical provides and props to these engaged on the entrance traces of the outbreak, as did one other medical drama, “Station 19.”
Pompeo has since often shared images of well being care staff on her social media, sending them digital assist and sharing their tales along with her thousands and thousands of followers.
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