Ellen Pompeo Challenges Laura Ingraham to a Fight Over LeBron Diss

“Grey’s Anatomy” star defends hers and LeBron’s education

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo has no time for Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s shade to LeBron James this week.

“Someone tell this b—- to meet me outside… I’m so not in the mood for playing nice or polite this week,” Pompeo said on Twitter after the host called Cleveland Cavaliers’ James and Golden State Warriors’ forward Kevin Durant “ignorant.” Ingraham also made fun of James for leaving high school to play in the NBA. Like James, Pompeo didn’t continue school after high school. And, like James, she is also wildly successful.

“Oh so sorry was that rude?” the actress continued in another tweet. “I only have a 12th grade education..and my gloves are off. don’t come for @KingJames.”

Yeah, Pompeo has a twelfth grade education — and a $20 million paycheck.

Pompeo also referenced the shooting that took place at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day, adding: “not to mention our poor kids today dont know if they will make it to 12 th grade …because they are in danger of being mudered [sic] before that.”

See Pompeo’s tweets below, and see more reaction here.

Here’s Ingraham’s statement on her comments:

In 2003, I wrote a New York Times bestseller called ‘Shut Up & Sing,’ in which I criticized celebrities like the Dixie Chicks & Barbra Streisand who were trashing then-President George W. Bush. I have used a variation of that title for more than 15 years to respond to performers who sound off on politics. I’ve told Robert DeNiro to ‘Shut Up & Act,’ Jimmy Kimmel to ‘Shut Up & Make Us Laugh,’ and just this week told the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich to ‘Shut up & Coach.’ If pro athletes and entertainers want to freelance as political pundits, then they should not be surprised when they’re called out for insulting politicians. There was no racial intent in my remarks – false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism. Additionally, we stated on my show that these comments came from an ESPN podcast, which was not the case – the content was unaffiliated with ESPN.”