Ellen Pompeo responds to anger over two more Grey's Anatomy exits 4 years ago

Ellen Pompeo responds to anger over two more Grey's Anatomy exits

Two more stars are bidding farewell to the show.

After 14 seasons on the air, Grey’s Anatomy has seen it’s fair share of cast changes over the years.

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Yes, many of the show’s stars have bid farewell to the long-running drama in the 13 years since it’s been on TV and now we say goodbye to two more.

Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew, who play Arizona Robbins and April Kepner respectively, have both decided it’s time to bow out of the ABC show at the end of this 14th season.

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The news of the pair’s departure came over the weekend with many claiming that the decision had something to do with their contract negotiations.

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The anger of fans has been hugely directed towards the show’s star, Ellen Pompeo, who just settled her own salary negotiations and bagged herself a huge pay increase to $20 million a year.

Ellen took time to respond to the criticism on Twitter, addressing the “anger of viewers”, saying:

“We are grateful all of you are so passionate but if you knew these two women the way I know them they would not approve of all this nastiness.

“They both are super shiny happy people. I know you’re angry but your representation couldn’t be further from who these women actually are,” read Ellen’s Twitter thread.

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A fan hit back, however, saying:

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“Aren’t we allowed to be angry at this injustice, though? Going to be two impossible holes to fill.”

But Pompeo was quick to dampen the rumours yet again, telling followers that when it comes to cast departures, acceptance is key.

“You are but spreading acceptance and love is our message with Grey’s and what all of the actors try to do with our performances on this show.”


Jessica Capshaw has been on the show since series five and Sarah Drew has been a part of the team since season six. The pair have confirmed they will exit the show after this season 14.