Despite knowing the fact that coronavirus has killed so many people, Dr Oz and Dr Phil made insensitive comments which received major backlash. Now TV’s favorite doctor, Ellen Pompeo has slammed them in a series of angry tweets.
During their appearances on TV, Dr Oz and Dr Phil made inconsiderate comments on coronavirus.
In order to get their ‘expert’ opinion, Dr Oz and Dr Phil has been invited on various TV channels and talk shows. However, their lack of knowledge about coronavirus and how it can affect people, have been reflected by the comments they made. Dr Oz suggested that re-opening the schools can be an ‘appetizing opportunity’. He also said that while the death rate might be 2 to 3%, it is still tolerable. On the other hand, Dr Phil compared the pandemic deaths with accidental deaths. Furthermore, he insisted that shutdown the country does not make sense. After these comments, Dr Oz and Dr Phil received major backlash by everyone including Ellen Pompeo. The Twitterati came at them for their views. In the end, they had to come forward with apologies and explain their comments.
However, Ellen Pompeo cannot let go and slammed the TV doctors on Twitter
While she herself plays one of the most well-known doctors on the TV show, Grey’s Anatomy, she does not appreciate TV doctors in real life. Ellen Pompeo took to Twitter to share her views about Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil. Initially, Ellen Pompeo reminded the ‘out of touch TV doctors’ about the oath they took. She said that they should not make careless statements and risk the lives of health workers who are suffering emotionally and physically.
In a series of tweets, Ellen Pompeo said:
“The old white guy TV docs who say stupid selfish shit should yes …walk that shit right back to your lazy boys and sit your stupid asses down in your living rooms on your golf courses where you live…tired out of touch old fools don’t get me started today.”
While at first, she did not mention the names, later, Ellen Pompeo shared a post about Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil and said:
I love this because …They have been so busy in their dressing rooms getting their faces powdered and worrying about their ratings …they have no idea what doctors and healthcare professionals on the front lines actually do or they just don’t care.
It seems that Meredith Grey does not appreciate other doctors trying to bring bad name to her profession.