Sara Ramirez is taking aim at ABC after allowing a joke about bisexuals into a recent episode of "The Real O'Neals".
ABC declined to comment on Ramirez's criticism.
That's what Ramirez wants to know. "I will invest my brand where I'm respected", she wrote. Tagging both the ABC Network and The Real O'Neals, Ramirez advised them to "own it, address it, clarify it, [and] empower our #Queer #Bisexual youth & community w/ accurate positive reflections".
And then there was the response below from PFLAG.
The 41-year-old beauty, who is openly bisexual, responded with a Change.org petition from a Canadian teen named Ewen Cameron calling for the network to 'end Biphobia and Bi-erasure on The Real O'Neals'.
She surprised many fans when she left the role last May. Ramirez, who has been an active voice in the LGBTQ community and specifically a voice for the bisexual community, took to Twitter to voice her concerns for the fallout from the joke and demand an explanation from ABC.
The joke, which was made by openly gay character Kenny, aired during the January 17 episode and was, according to the actress, biphobic in that it minimized the lived experiences of bisexual individuals. We should have done better and we will definitely do better next time. "It blew by as a teen looking for acceptance from his family", Liz Owen, the director of communications, said.
Rhimes did not kill Callie off, so the door does remain open for a future return. With that being said, it does appear as though we're probably not going to be seeing her on "Grey's Anatomy" anytime soon, which is probably going to be sad for many people.
In the unflinching speech, Sara described herself as a 'woman, multiracial woman, woman of color, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, ' and 'immigrant'.
Ramirez went on to say that she wants to "support our youth in owning their own complex narratives so that we can show up for them in the ways they need us to".
We wish her the best and give her props for always speaking her mind when it comes to important issues.