Ellen Pompeo Slams Twitter Users Angry Over ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast Exits

Ellen Pompeo
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Ellen Pompeo

News broke last week that Grey’s Anatomy is losing two major doctors: Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew, a.k.a. Arizona Robbins and April Kepner, respectively. They’re exiting the medical drama at the end of Season 14.

This caused plenty of outrage among fans online, but series star Ellen Pompeo took to Twitter to set some of those haters straight. It was speculated that Pompeo’s new $20 million TV contract had something to do with Capshaw and Drew’s departures, but the actress shot down those claims.

“We R grateful all of you are so passionate but if you knew these two women the way I know them they would not approve of all this nastiness,” Pompeo wrote. “They both are super shiny happy people. I know you’re angry but you’re representation couldn’t be further from who these women actually are.”

One fan asked, “Aren’t we allowed to be angry at this injustice, though?” Pompeo responded:

Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff also addressed the rumors that Pompeo’s salary had something to do with the cast shakeup.

She called the notion “wrong and hurtful and misguided.”