Emmys 2013: Ellen Pompeo “Really Disappointed” by Lack of Diversity
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Emmys 2013: Ellen Pompeo “Really Disappointed” by Lack of Diversity

The Emmy Awards got its biggest audience in nearly a decade last night, September 22 — but many of its 17.6 million viewers were harsh critics of the broadcast, including Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey).

In an interview with the Associated Press, Ellen reveals she was "really disappointed" by the whole shebang.

Why? Was it because Grey's Anatomy received a grand total of zero wins — or nominations, for that matter? Nope.

Because she lost in her Emmys pool because of all the upsets? Because she objected to the disparity of In Memoriam tributes? Because the opening bit was relatively lame? No to all three.

Her critique is perhaps more legitimate than any of those.

"I didn't see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me," she said in an interview Monday. "That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?"

Luckily, she can cite a shining exemplar of inclusiveness. That would be a little show with which you may be familiar: Grey's Anatomy.

"I'm extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day."

Is Ellen on point with her criticism, or was there diversity she just missed? Sound off below.

Source: Associated Press

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

09.23.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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