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Creator Defends Lesbian Plot

Creator Defends Lesbian Plot

Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes took to Twitter earlier this week to defend her show's portrayal of gay relationships, specifically the wedding of Callie Torres and Arizona Robbins.

A viewer asked Rhimes on Twitter why the show "panders to the gay/lesbian community." She added that it was "fine. But straight people don't suck, you know."

Rhimes said she and her writers are not pandering to any community. She later added:

"Isn't love universal? Isn't that the point? That you can watch a straight couple in love or a lesbian couple in love and what you see and feel is the LOVE? How is that pandering? Maybe I've been pandering to straight couples all this time. Another thing: one of the reasons I cast the show the way I did is because I like to turn on the TV and see people who look like me living in a world of diversity. I'm betting there's a lesbian girl out there who likes to turn on the TV and see people who love like her too."

Callie and Arizona, played by Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw, have had a long-running relationship full of ups and downs, but they're getting married on the show in May.
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