Ellen Pompeo slams 'old white guy TV docs' for 'ca
Ellen Pompeo isn’t a doctor, but she plays one on TV. She’s also fed up “ol
Ellen Pompeo isn’t a doctor, but she plays one on TV. She’s also fed up “old white guy TV docs” weighing in on the coronavirus — a comment aimed at TV personalties Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Dr. Mehmet Oz, all of whom have stirred up controversy with their remarks about the pandemic.
Pompeo, famed for playing Dr. Meredith Grey on the long-running ABC medical series Grey’s Anatomy, took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize protesters who are fighting stay-at-home orders. “This isn’t about them,” the actress tweeted, adding that staying home helped protect doctors, nurses and other hospital workers on the front line.
They didn’t get the memo that this isn’t about them ..so if any of them get sick they should be fine with just going home and staying home caring for themselves ...you don’t have the right to ask for help from people you didn’t care about when you were waving your flag... https://t.co/VHc1fYzEWy— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) April 18, 2020
Staying home is for very good reasons...one of them is to stop the spread to nurses doctors and anyone who works in a hospital housekeeping ...security .. maintenance.... ...to keep their risk of contracting lower and The hospitals can only handle so much intake.— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) April 18, 2020
She then took a jab at McGraw and Oz, who last week received backlash for urging businesses to reopen despite the ongoing risk of COVID-19 transmission. Heart surgeon Oz, known to TV viewers as ‘Dr. Oz,” issued a statement admitting he “misspoke” on Friday, following uproar over his interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity. Oz had discussed the possibility of schools reopening, which “may only cost us 2 to 3 percent in terms of total mortality” — a comment critics found callous. Meanwhile, McGraw — who, despite his popular “Dr. Phil” branding, is not a medical doctor but rather a currently unlicensed psychologist — got heat for using incorrect data when he argued to Fox News’s Laura Ingraham that the economy should not be shut down over the coronavirus, which he compared to deaths tied to lung cancer, car crashes and drowning in swimming pools. On Friday, McGraw walked back his remarks and noted that he had provided “bad examples” as those other causes of death are not contagious. And Pinsky apologized earlier this month for his past comments downplaying the coronavirus and comparing it to the flu. “I got it wrong,” the former Loveline and Celebrity Rehab host, who is an internist and addiction medicine specialist, admitted.
Pompeo, for one, isn’t impressed.
“The old white guy TV docs who say stupid selfish s*** should yes ... walk that s*** right back to your [La-Z-Boys] and sit your stupid a**** down in your living rooms on your golf courses where you live,” she tweeted. “Tired out-of-touch old fools don’t get me started today.”
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