Viola Davis: Nancy Lee Grahn's tweet about Emmy winner's speech goes viral, General Hospital actress apologizes
General Hospital‘s Nancy Lee Grahn has issued an apology for a tweet she sent out after Viola Davis made history by being the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on How to Get Away with Murder. Accepting her award, Davis gave a moving speech, quoting Harriet Tubman and discussing the ongoing battle for black actresses in Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Grahn took to Twitter to share her thoughts, saying:
Immediately receiving backlash from followers, Grahn started replying to many of the tweets. Some of her responses are below:
After staying up most of the night apologizing to her followers, Grahn sent out a few general apology tweets on the matter: