GAY BACKLASH HITS GREY'S

Published on: November 4, 2008
GAY BACKLASH HITS GREY'S

Brooke Smith axed from Grey's Anatomy, ending show's gay plotline.

Smith who plays cardiac doc Erica Hahn was shocked when she heard her onscreen relationship with Dr Calliope 'Callie' Torres (Sara Ramirez).

"I really hoped we were going to show what happens when two women fall in love and that they were going to treat it like any heterosexual couple on TV," Smith told media.

"And so I was surprised and disappointed when they just suddenly told me that they couldn't write for my character anymore."

Showrunner and creator Shonda Rhimes claims Smith's firing is unrelated to the Smith's character sexual.

"Brooke Smith was obviously not fired for playing a lesbian," she stated.

"Unfortunately, we did not find that the magic and chemistry with Brooke's character would sustain in the long run."

In real life, it's called "breaking up" - in Tinsel Town it's simply being fired.