Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Ellen Pompeo Calls TV Doctors ‘Out Of Touch’ About COVID-19


Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo slams TV doctors like Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Drew Pinksy on social media. She claims the doctors are saying a lot of “stupid selfish s**t” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Grey’s Anatomy star hits Twitter

On Saturday, April 18, Ellen Pompeo, 50, takes to Twitter to tell fans and followers that staying home is the way to go. She stresses this is the way to stop the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, she wants to protect the nurses, doctors and anyone else that works in a hospital.

The Grey’s Anatomy star particularly criticizes three “old white guy TV docs.” She tells them they should head back to their Lazyboys and sit their “stupid as*es down” in their living rooms. Ellen says she is tired of “out of touch old fools,” and also asks them not to get her started today.

Ellen goes on to urge everyone to first think of the healthcare workers, first responders and nursing staff. Pompeo says these professionals are a much better place on which to place their focus.

Pompeo goes on to address the “out of touch TV docs” (while she jokes they would probably call her that). She reminds Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Dr. Pinksy they took an oath many years ago to “do no harm.” Basically, Ellen says they defy their oaths by making careless statements during the pandemic. Meanwhile, many healthcare workers are suffering, both physically and emotionally.

The Grey’s Anatomy star goes on to share images of the three TV doctors.  She writes they have been too busy getting their faces made up in their dressing rooms. Ellen says they are more concerned about their ratings. Moreover, they have no idea what healthcare professionals and doctors are going through right now.

Grey’s Anatomy star criticizes Dr. Oz about reopening schools

Dr. Oz, 59, sees criticism earlier in the week after making comments on Fox News. He suggests schools should be reopened during the pandemic. According to him, this would only affect two to three percent of students and teachers in terms of mortality. This statement obviously catches Ellen Pompeo’s eye.

The cardiologist takes back his remarks in a video message on Twitter on Thursday, April 16. Apparently, this is after he realizes he has confused and upset viewers. In fact, he says this wasn’t his intention and that he “misspoke.”

Dr. Phil compares COVID-19 deaths to smoking and accidents

Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy sees Dr. Phil, 60, in an interview on Ingraham Angle on Thursday. In the interview, he mentions 38,000 Americans have died from the virus. He compares these deaths with people dying from smoking, car accidents and swimming pool accidents.

Quoting the numbers of deaths, he says the country doesn’t get shut down over those. Meanwhile, he says the country is shut down for COVID-19. Dr. Phil notes that the fallout from the pandemic will last for many years, while people’s lives keep being destroyed.

According to a report by US Weekly, Dr. Phil, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology was citing hugely incorrect numbers. He does apologize the next day on Facebook Live, but still stresses widespread testing is needed. Dr. Phil says this is the only way to protect the high-risk portion of the US population.

"COVID-19: Sobriety in a Time of Crisis" | Dr. Phil Live @ Home 4/17

"COVID-19: Sobriety in a Time of Crisis" | Dr. Phil Live @ Home

Posted by Dr. Phil on Friday, April 17, 2020

Dr. Drew compares COVID-19 to the flu

Looking back to February, the Grey’s Anatomy star probably hears Dr. Drew making apologies. Drew, 61, apologizes after comparing COVID-19 to the yearly flu. Moreover, he has claimed in a video that people’s chances of dying from the virus are lower than “being hit by an asteroid.”

Dr. Drew shares a Periscope video on Twitter on April 4, where he apologizes, saying he was wrong. He went on to say he wishes he had gotten it right.

Obviously, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is not a medical expert. However, do you agree with her criticism of the three TV doctors? Sound off in the comments section below.

Anne Sewell

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