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Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out On Behalf Of NFL Protesters, And Her Fans Had Her Back

Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder, joined the conversation about the controversy surrounding the NFL's #TakeAKnee protests.

Rhimes took to Twitter to express a smart and pointed opinion:

A few Twitter users took issue with Rhimes' statement:

Fans of the beloved television writer were not having it, and jumped in to back her up:

Football teams started taking the field for the National Anthem in 2009. The Department of Defense and the National Guard paid teams millions of dollars for displays of patriotism to help bolster recruitment for the armed services.

One woman reminded us of this uncomfortable fact:

H/T: Twitter