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Shonda Rhimes: 9 times she owned Twitter

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It seems that Shonda Rhimes, the unofficial Queen of Television, saves many of her best lines for social media.

Over the years, the creator of massively popular shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal has often taken to Twitter to weigh in on controversial issues or fire back at haters.

Case in point: After Grey’s star Jesse Williams made headlines with his BET Awards speech calling for equality, someone launched a petition to try get him fired from the series. Rhimes shut down the talk with only seven words. Here’s a look back at some of Rhimes’ most memorable tweets:

Jesse Williams petition

Rhimes quickly dismisses any notion of firing the actor.


Donald Trump

After Trump referred to a black man attending a campaign rally as “my African-American,” Rhimes wrote:


Bathroom bill

Rhimes voiced her opposition to North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill — legislation dictating what bathrooms transgender people are allowed to use.


Pay inequality

On Equal Pay Day, Rhimes spoke out about the gender wage gap:


The ‘diversity question’

On the day of the 2016 Academy Awards, Rhimes explained why she’s tired of being asked about the importance of diversity in Hollywood.


Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash, who criticized the #OscarsSoWhite movement and Black History month, made an appearance during the Oscars ceremony, prompting Rhimes to chime in: 


On moms in the workplace

Rhimes voiced her support for working mothers:


‘Gay scenes’

After a Twitter user complained to Rhimes about the “gay scenes” in her shows, she responded:


‘Angry Black Woman’

A New York Times story about How To Get Away With Murder opened with, “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called, ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.'” She took the opportunity to address the racist label, as well as point at that Peter Nowalk, not Rhimes, is the show’s creator.