Grey’s Anatomy is celebrating its 300th episode—and during a celebration with the cast and crew, they also made a powerful statement. The show’s creator Shonda Rhimes took a knee in photos with many of the show’s stars, including Jesse Williams, Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and Debbie Allen, and executive producer Betsy Beers.
After President Trump unleashed an awful rant, calling for NFL owners to "fire the son of a bitch" because players like Colin Kapernick were kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, NFL teams all over the country—and members of Congress, too—have taken a knee in solidarity. And Rhimes and her cast are standing with them.
The moment came as the cast and crew were celebrating the Grey’s Anatomy milestone:
“We kneel because we are supposed to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” Pompeo wrote on Instagram.
Rhimes added in her own picture that they were kneeling “in solidarity of racial justice:”
Williams, who frequently speaks out about racial justice, noted, “Wherever I go, I’m me. This life is a ‘we’ thing.”