Actress Viola Davis won an Emmy Sunday for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in “How to Get Away with Murder,” the first African-American women to win the award.
Davis gave a passionate speech about the lack of opportunities for women of color after she won the award.
General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn took to Twitter to express her dissatisfaction with the award-winner, saying, “Im a f—ing actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled.”
Grahn was slammed on social media for her tweet, with many users calling her a racist.
We believe Grahn’s tweet was out of line. This was neither the time nor the place for someone to belittle an actress who made history.
Angry, passive-aggressive tweets almost always cause problems for celebrities, and this was no different. Grahn should have kept her opinions to herself, not blasted a fellow actress on social media.
Although Grahn issued an apology, it did not make up for what she said in the first place. Any time an African-American woman does something that has never been done before is the chance for a “racial opportunity.”
The above editorial is the consensus opinion of The Kent Stater.