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‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Ellen Pompeo Bashes Emmys for ‘Embarrassing’ Lack of Diversity

”Did you see one person of color in that dance number?“ she asks the Associated Press

Ellen Pompeo is tired of watching white people dance. On awards shows, at least.

The “Grey’s Anatomy” star told the Associated Press she she “was really disappointed” by Sunday’s 65th Annual Emmy Awards telecast, because she feels it lacked diversity.

“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?”

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Pompeo told the AP that one of her favorite things about her long-running medical drama is the diversity on the set.

“I’m extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast which represents the world that I walk around in every day,” said Pompeo, who has yet to be nominated for an Emmy.

The 10th season of “Grey’s Anatomy” premieres Thursday on ABC.

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