No Backsies: Hollyweird Swirler Ellen Pompeo Claims Her Comments About The Lily-White Emmys Were Off The Record

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Now why you wanna go and do that huh? Ellen Pompeo is claiming she was shocked to see her thoughts about the Emmys in print because her comments were off the record!

Via US Weekly reports:

Ellen Pompeo is going on the record to say that her negative comments about the 2013 Emmys were off the record. The 43-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress appeared on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live Monday, Sept 23 to explain her brutally honest remarks about the Sunday, Sept. 22 award show.

According to TV Replay, Pompeo explained to Cohen that her controversial comments were made off the record as she was walking from the elevator into an interview. She said her team is looking into what happened, but she stands by her quotes.

On Monday, Sept. 23, The Associated Press published shocking quotes from “an interview Monday” with Pompeo, sharing her thoughts on the 2013 Emmys. “I didn’t see any diversity in the Emmys at all,” the actress was quoted as saying. “The Emmys felt so dated to me . . . That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?”

Sunday’s show featured two dance numbers — one with Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Sarah Silverman and the Emmys Gold Dancers, as well as an interpretive dance number by the nominees for Best Choreography.

Unlike the Emmys, Pompeo said her five-time Emmy-winning drama Grey’s Anatomy prides itself on their diverse ensemble. She said, “I’m extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast, which represents the world that I walk around in every day.”

We’re just confused about why she felt the need to clear things up if she still stands by her comments — just so she doesn’t look like a total beyotch?

Too late. At least she’s an honest beyotch, riiiiiight?

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