“The gay scenes in Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot,” wrote @Dabdelhakiem on Twitter to the creator and producer of the hit shows Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes got all riled up and replied “There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.”
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes spoke about the new cast and season of Scandal. To emphasize how smoothly the production was running she said, “There are no Heigls in this situation.” She added, “I don’t put up with b—— or nasty people. I don’t have time for it.” Rhimes is referring to Katherine Heigl who used to star in Grey’s Anatomy and famously dissed the show in 2007 when she withdrew her name from Emmy consideration because “she hadn’t been given the material to warrant an Emmy nomination.” Heigl developed a reputation for being difficult to work with, and studio executives allegedly refer to her as “Hurricane Heigl.” She’s now working with the writers at NBC on their new primetime show State of Affairs. We’re pretty sure Rhimes won’t tune in.