Someone just got themselves into some hot water!
Viola Davis made history during Sunday night's Emmys when she took home the award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama for her role in "How To Get Away With Murder" -- making her the first black woman in history to win the award.
The star gave an emotional and powerful acceptance speech where she quoted Harriet Tubman and thanks everyone who helped pave the way for black women in the entertainment industry.
But not everyone was a fan of her speech...
Despite the historic moment, General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn took to Twitter to and voiced to her followers that she was not impressed with the 50-year-old's words.
In a now-deleted tweet, she added, "Im a f**king actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled."
"Brilliant as she is. She has never been discriminated against," she reportedly added.
Needless to say, many weren't exactly pleased with the soap star and slammed her remarks following her insensitive tweets.
Grahn then dug herself into an even deeper hole when she accused Davis of not being inclusive of all actresses in her speech.
"Try being any woman in TV. Wish she’d brought every woman in the picture," she wrote. "I wish I’d opportunity to play roles she has gets… Harriet Tubman not equivalent to great roles Viola Davishired 2play. She’s made millions. It is unfair comparison."
After getting skewered all night and becoming a trending topic online, the 57-year-old issued a lengthy apology on her Twitter feed.
Viola Davis winning lead actress Emmy's historic. My upset is acting awards dont fix racial injustice. As an actor I see how irrelevant we r
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2015
I never mean to diminish her accomplishment. I wish I could get her roles. She is a goddess. I want equality 4 ALL women, not just actors.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2015
I apologize 2 anyone who I offended. I'm women advocate since I became one. After reading responses, I hear u and my tweet was badly phrased— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2015
Schooled. As surrogate 2 last democratic presidents I thought I needed no lesson in equality. I was wrong. Please accept my apology.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2015
I've taking a whoopin 2night and as u can see will rightfully stay up all night to talk to you.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2015
3am.Tried 2 respond 2 u with love as I should, Gotten mostly condescension & vitriol.Tomorrow, new day. Wont begin it with anything but love— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2015
30 yrs an advocate 4 human rights & now i'm a racist. Color me heartbroken. Twitter can bring out the best & sadly tonight the worst of us.— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 21, 2015
Grahn also attempted to explain where her comments were coming from in another post.
"I apologize for my earlier tweets and now realize I need to check my own privilege," she wrote. "My intention was not to take this historic and important moment from Viola Davis or other women of color but I realize that my intention doesn't matter here because that is what I ended up doing."
"I learned a lot tonight and I admit that there are still some things I don't understand but I am trying to and will let this be a learning experience for me"
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