Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda
Rhimes has defended the upcoming lesbian wedding of Sara Ramirez and
wedding of the show's gay couple, Callie Torres (played by
Ramirez) and Arizona Robbins (Capshaw), will air on the May 5 episode
of the ABC medical drama.
But criticism over the wedding has
forced Rhimes to defend the storyline.
Rhimes was asked on Twitter why the
show “panders to the gay/lesbian community.” Added the viewer,
“fine. But straight people don't suck, you know.”
“I DON'T pander,” Rhimes messaged
back. “And straight people DON'T suck. At least, I don't suck.
You might. I do not know you so I can't be sure. Also you just said
I pander. So you'll excuse me for saying you suck.”
In a second tweet, Rhimes went on to
defend gay relationships.
“Isn't love universal? Isn't that the
point? That you can watch a straight couple in love or a lesbian
couple in love and what you see and feel is the LOVE? How is that
pandering? Maybe I've been pandering to straight couples all this
“Another thing: one of the reasons I
cast the show the way I did is because I like to turn on the TV and
see people who look like me living in a world of diversity. I'm
betting there's a lesbian girl out there who likes to turn on the TV
and see people who love like her too.”
“So, you know, yeah I just went all
ranty, but come on. Love is universal. Life is universal. Grow up and
stop complaining and stop hating on a storyline because the
characters are different from you. Because THAT Is ridiculous.”