After exclaiming that Denzel "doesn't know s--- about directing TV," she then claimed they went head-to-head after she told another actor to perform his lines differently. "Denzel went ham on my ass," she said. "He was like, 'I'm the director! Don't you tell him what to do!' I was like, 'Listen, motherf-----, this is my show! This is my set! Who are you telling -- You barely even know where the bathroom is!'"
Although Ellen would go to say she has the utmost respect for Denzel and the experience ended up being a great one, fans were left speechless -- or almost speechless -- at what they perceived as Ellen's audacity to slam one of the greats.
"Ellen Pompeo wasn’t just wildly rude to Denzel Washington on set, she confronted his wife when she came to visit. And the entire reason Denzel Washington was brought on as a director is that producer Debbie Allen was trying to appease Pompeo. Wow," author Saeed Jones summed up the incident.
Ellen Pompeo wasn’t just wildly rude to Denzel Washington on set, she confronted his wife when she came to visit. And the entire reason Denzel Washington was brought on as a director is that producer Debbie Allen was trying to appease Pompeo. Wow. https://t.co/eqaHBPu0P1
One critic tweeted, "Ellen Pompeo really disrespected Denzel Washington and proudly told the world like we were gonna be on her side…"
"I wonder if she'd talk to Scorsese or Spielberg like that?" asked journalist Tiffany Cross.
So far, Washington has not commented on her tale -- TooFab reached out to his rep yesterday for a statement -- but Twitter has plenty to say about about the alleged incident. Keep reading for more memes and reactions, below.
Denzel Washington: Ellen can you move slightly to the left..
I don’t know if Ellen Pompeo revealing that she yelled at Oscar Winning Denzel Washington on the set of Grey’s Anatomy is the flex she thought it would be. She seems like a Karen, and if I hear her say one more time she’s married to a Black man and has Black kids… pic.twitter.com/rYF3ivkx32
So Ellen Pompeo tells Denzel Washington "Listen mother fcuker, this is my show" bc he said "Don't tell him that, I'm the director". Yet she says Denzel went nuts on HER? Y'all see how folks lie? She clearly went nuts on HIM. This is why Black folks film encounters with kherens. https://t.co/p8RZO4ODDX