Jessica Capshaw, who plays lesbian
Arizona Robbins on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, has
defended her role.
Last season on the Thursday night hit
show, Capshaw's Arizona and Callie Torres (played by Sara Ramirez)
tied the knot while wearing white gowns during an outdoor ceremony.
When freelance journalist Alice Clarke
suggested that Capshaw's role as a lesbian was influencing her real
life, the 34-year-old actress defended herself.
“@JessicaCapshaw you know you've been
playing a lesbian too long when you turn vego,” Clarke tweeted on
Monday. “Just try to keep off the flannel, it's a slippery slope.”
“@Alicedkc #Stereotype-free Tuesdays
tomorrow! Hope you can join,” Capshaw replied.
“@JessicaCapshaw well played! Hey,
I'm a proud member of the lesbian stereotype (aside from the vego
thing),” Clarke messaged back. “Flannel is surprisingly comfy.”
reporting the story, lesbian entertainment website AfterEllen.com
noted that they were uncertain of Clarke's motives: “Now, I'm not
sure what Clarke's sexual orientation is (she does follow [openly gay
celebrities] Tegan & Sara and Rachel Maddow on Twitter) or if she
was just trying to be playful.”