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‘Grey’s’ Alum Sara Ramirez Slams ABC & ‘The Real O’Neals’ for Bisexuals Joke Album

Anyone still hoping Sara Ramirez‘s Callie Torres will walk back onto “Grey’s Anatomy” anytime soon may not like this reality check. Ramirez just put ABC on blast, writing “I will invest my brand where I’m respected” in reference to an insulting joke about bisexuals on an episode of “The Real O’Neals.”

According to TVLine, the joke aired in the January 17 episode, where (openly gay) Kenny (Noah Galvin) sarcastically compared being bisexual to hardships like “webbed toes” and “money problems.”

Both Ramirez the actress and Callie on “Grey’s” identify as bisexual, and she called out the network and the sitcom to use their powers to promote accurate, positive representation, linking to a Change.org petition to ABC titled “End Biphobia and Bi-erasure on The Real O’Neals”:

WORDS MATTER.PLEASE SIGN this petition 2 @ABCNetwork protesting biphobia in @TheRealONeals: https://t.co/TkyT5ICtgo @StillBisexual 👊🏽💜#LGBTQ

— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) February 16, 2017

And as someone who worked 4 them 4 10 years+,am truly disheartened & disappointed quite frankly.I will invest my brand where I’m respected. https://t.co/NQQAPDsFlU

— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) February 16, 2017

Dear @ABCNetwork @TheRealONeals :own it,address it,clarify it,empower our #Queer #Bisexual youth & community w/accurate positive reflections

— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) February 16, 2017

#LGBTQ #Youth #EwenCameron started this petition w/a single signature.We know the power of television.PLEASE SIGN: https://t.co/TkyT5ICtgo

— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) February 16, 2017
PFLAg responded:

I asked @PFLAG (who partnered for the acceptance ep. in @TheRealONeal) for a statement on @Noahegalvin ‘s character bisexual joke. pic.twitter.com/lMdfoGCmwY

— Eliel Cruz-Lopez (@elielcruz) January 19, 2017
But Ramirez wants more:

& while @PFLAG response was amazing,where is network’s response?The actor’s response wasn’t enough 4 me.@ABCNetwork was in the same room. https://t.co/AwjPWPJk5B

— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) February 16, 2017
Noah Galvin has been in headlines before for his strong opinions in interviews, but this time he wasn’t speaking off the cuff, he was working from a script. And his Twitter is filled with retweets from fans who want a third season of the show, because they feel “The Real O’Neals” represents them better than anything else out there. Here’s a sampling:

#TheRealReason https://t.co/X3e7watGsT

— Noah Galvin (@Noahegalvin) February 16, 2017

@MattShively1 @Noahegalvin @TheRealONeals @ABCNetwork @MarthaPlimpton @Bebe_Wood #TheRealReason #RenewTheRealONeals #TheRealONeals pic.twitter.com/e7qBKz4juk

— Trevor Varner 🏳️‍🌈 (@varner_trevor) February 15, 2017
“The Real O’Neals” Season 2 airs Tuesdays on ABC. “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 airs Thursdays on ABC.

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