Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has defended the upcoming lesbian wedding of Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw.

The 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 time.”

“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.”