Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is slammed for 'racist' remarks after she called 2020 Democratic hopeful Kamala Harris 'overconfident' when defending her record during debate

Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo was criticized for a 'racist' comment on social media about Kamala Harris following her TV debate.
Pompeo was watching the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful go head-to-head with Joe Biden, Cory Booker and others in round two of the party's nationally televised debates on Wednesday.
Her record as California's top prosecutor became a battering ram for debate opponents, who accused her of keeping innocent people in jail and extending sentences to take advantage of their free labor.

Pompeo, 49, was responding to a tweet from Bloomberg that highlighted the 'emerging trend' of Harris, 54, specifically targeting Joe Biden during the debates.
The actress tweeted: 'Because she’s overconfident and believes he is her only competition.'
The remark provoked a widespread backlash from her followers, who described the comment as 'racist.'
One user claimed: 'It's disappointing that you single out the black woman as "overconfident" when she is actually defending her record against the front-runner whose campaign has been solely fighting her, calling her 'slippery and slick' and other slurs. On that stage Biden was her only competition.'

Meanwhile another user claimed: 'Despite your activism, you decide that disparaging a woman for doing the same thing other men did tonight was your contribution to the discussion. 
'Disappointing...but not surprising. That 53% has many faces, but I see you.'
Another person called Delonte Donray said: 'Let me be very clear this was racist.
Later the actress defended herself and called the implication that it was racist, weak.
She added: 'Not sure why my comment is now a racial comment weak.. two people on a stage with a bunch of others they all came off a certain way and they are up there for intreptation [sic]... stop looking for s**t to get mad about.'

nother user claimed: 'Black women are allowed only a certain amount of confidence. must always yield something to whatever white man is around.'
She signed off with a tweet on Friday night by saying: 'Goodnight everybody you all no matter what ... you can feel anyway you want ....but so can I ...and have love for everyone ❤️.' 
Former Vice President Joe Biden had told his fellow 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to 'go easy' on him just before the second night of the CNN Democratic debate kicked off.
After Harris approached Biden while walking on-stage during CNN’s introductory segment, the two shook hands and Biden was heard saying, 'Go easy on me, kid,' followed by a chuckle.

Pompeo revealed last month to fellow actress Taraji P. Henson that she wanted to leave Grey's Anatomy due to the 'toxic work environment' in an interview for Variety.
When asked about when she considered leaving highly popular ABC medical drama, Pompeo replied: 'There were many moments.
'It's funny: I never wanted off the bus in the year that I could get off. The first 10 years we had serious culture issues, very bad behavior, really toxic work environment. But once I started having kids, it became no longer about me. I need to provide for my family.'
Pompeo was motivated to keep moving forward as there is no guarantee she will be able to mange a stable paycheck for her family if she left.
She explained: 'At 40-years-old, where am I ever going to get this kind of money? I need to take care of my kids. But after Season 10, we had some big shifts in front of the camera, behind the camera.
'It became my goal to have an experience there that I could be happy and proud about, because we had so much turmoil for 10 years. My mission became, this can’t be fantastic to the public and a disaster behind the scenes.'
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