It seems the "Today" show hosts' Twitter struck a nerve.
During her Monday appearance on Smith's "Red Table Talk," the "Grey's Anatomy" star spoke about race, her experience with raising three biracial children and how she deals with criticism from haters. She also briefly touched upon her relationship with former on-screen love interest, Patrick Dempsey, saying she hadn't spoken to him "since he left the show."
When Today.com chose to focus on the Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd angle rather than on Pompeo's discussion of race relations, she playfully fired back.
".@EllenPompeo and @PatrickDempsey haven't spoken since he left 'Grey's Anatomy'," Gifford and Kotb's joint Twitter account posted along with a link to the Today.com story.
"Hey, here's a suggestion!!" Pompeo replied. "Maybe all of you over there lay off the booze and pay attention to the real conversation that took place?"
Although her tweet was accompanied with three wine glass emojis and three tongue-out faces, we can't help but think Pompeo was slightly annoyed by the coverage.
Hey here’s a suggestion!! Maybe all of you over there lay off the booze and pay attention to the real conversation that took place ? 🍷🍷🍷😜😜😜 https://t.co/JJ5SUG9pgc— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) December 11, 2018
While Gifford and Kotb have yet to respond to the tweet -- or to TooFab's request for comment -- many of Pompeo's "stans" were quick to shower the actress with praise.
The two morning-show hosts were likely preoccupied with Gifford announcing on Tuesday she would be leaving the "Today" show after 11 years.
You had me at “lay off the booze” 😂 - I stan a legend. ⭐️❤️— The GREY in Greys (@Nonstop_Pompeo) December 11, 2018
Yes Ellen!! I loved you and Patrick together and I still do (rewatch so much) but I can’t believe how much the media is ignoring so much why you were really there and trying to start so much drama— Mer and Der 🔥 (@MerandDerekkk) December 11, 2018
It’s upsetting to see the vast majority of people not even paying attention to the real conversation. We have the opportunity to bring up & discuss these important topics, but most people are out here focusing on the less important things. Now is definitely not the time for that.— Carrie McKenna (@carriemmckenna) December 11, 2018
So sad that this is the only thing everyone talks about. I am really sorry ell. but there are also people who listened to what you said. also even if you and Patrick would hate each other, we could be sad about it, but it is not our business!!— 𝓱. (@heIenaxgrey) December 11, 2018
Pompeo also retweeted the following:
@EllenPompeo Such a great interview 👑 but sad how an important conversation that was about race & family is overshadowed by the last question on how "Ellen & Patrick didn't speak since he left the show" The media should do much better & even fans who just picked up on just that.— Ellz Bellz 👑 (@QueenxMeredith) December 10, 2018
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