An actress who had a long run on one of ABC’s signature drama series went after the network on social media. Sara Ramirez, who played Callie Torres on “Grey’s Anatomy” for more than 10 years, vented her disappointment with ABC over a decision by the network to leave a joke aimed at bisexuals in the Tuesday night comedy “The Real O’Neals.”
Ramirez sent out a series of posts on the subject on her Twitter account, including encouraging her followers to sign a petition protesting what Ramirez calls “biphobia” in the sitcom.
In one tweet aimed at ABC, Ramirez wrote: “And as someone who worked 4 them 4 10 years+,am truly disheartened & disappointed quite frankly.I will invest my brand where I’m respected.”
Another tweet from Ramirez reads: “Dear @ABCNetwork @TheRealONeals :own it,address it,clarify it,empower our #Queer #Bisexual youth & community w/accurate positive reflections.”
Ramirez identifies as bisexual, and her “Grey’s Anatomy” character was openly bisexual.
Deadline.com notes that Ramirez is focused on one line from “The Real O’Neals.” “The line, which was delivered by Noah Galvin‘s openly gay character Kenny O’Neal, compared being bisexual to having ‘webbed toes’ or ‘money problems,'” Deadline notes.
Here’s one of Ramirez’s tweets on the subject …