Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has an opinion on celebrity chef Paula Deen and the recent scandal she is involved in regarding her usage of the N-word.
The TV actress took to Twitter to bluntly say that perhaps Deen needs to get "a soul," after being prompted by another actor who brought up the topic in a tweet.
Deen admitted in a court deposition to using the N-word while addressing employees at her restaurant. She was recently fired from the Food Network, dropped from a ham endorsement deal that she was the face of and reportedly also terminated from QVC - all because of the scandalous comments she made.
ABC Scandal star Dan Bucatinsky on Wednesday tweeted a link to a New York Daily News article about Deen reportedly hiring a high-profile public relations representative to help her through the controversy. The actor tweeted along with the article, "Paula needs Olivia Pope behind the scenes... and James Novak to talk to on camera..." referencing characters from his TV series.
Fellow ABC star, Pompeo, got in on the conversation. She linked back to Bucantinksy's message and added, "does Olivia Pope have souls for sale? Deen could use one."
@danbucatinsky does Olivia Pope have souls for sale? Deen could use one
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) June 26, 2013
Deen was on the TODAY show Wednesday for her first TV interview since she was let go from the Food Network. She cried on air when she said she used the N-word only once in her life, adding that she is "not" racist.
"I know my love for people, and I'm not going to sit here and tell everything I've done for people of color," she said.
On June 21, she released a video statement giving her mea culpa for using racial slurs. She said in the footage, "I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I've done. I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable."