Seattle Grace's star physician, Meredith Grey, would like a word with Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz.
Seattle Grace is, of course, not a real hospital and Meredith Grey is not a real medical doctor.
But then neither is Dr. Phil, whose degree is in psychology, who holds no license of any kind nor has any medical training on his resume.
Rather, they're the setting and main character, played by actress Ellen Pompeo, of the long-running ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy.
But that hasn't stopped Pompeo from taking to Twitter to call out these "old white guy TV docs" on their dangerous Fox News commentary about the ongoing pandemic. In fact "called out" is not strong enough; "dragged to filth" is more like it.
Pompeo took to Twitter over the weekend to address the importance of staying home during this pandemic—especially as the President, who is reportedly "chomping at the bit" to reopen the economy, and right-wing media urge people to stop self-isolation, in total contravention to the guidance of the medical community such as the National Institute of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Staying home is for very good reasons...one of them is to stop the spread to nurses doctors and anyone who works inâ�¦ https://t.co/8uRjArPvej— Ellen Pompeo (@Ellen Pompeo) 1587230715.0
Aiding and abetting Trump and the right-wing media have been television's Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, who've both downplayed the seriousness of the pandemic during recent FoxNews interviews, with the latter going so far as to downplay the importance of the child death rate that would ensue by reopening schools.
And suffice to say, Pompeo is having none of it. While she never mentioned Phil or Oz directly, the targets of her comments were clear.
She began by appealing to their sense of professional propriety.
Also to those out of touch tv docs which Iâ��m sure they would call me lol...you took an oath so so many years ago toâ�¦ https://t.co/P3EtnTSEho— Ellen Pompeo (@Ellen Pompeo) 1587232087.0
And then dispensed with all that and just straight-up dragged them.
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Get 'em, Ellen!
But she wasn't quite done—she had to loop problematic Dr. Drew in too.
I love this because ...They have been so busy in their dressing rooms getting their faces powdered and worrying aboâ�¦ https://t.co/PHvnFS38eV— Ellen Pompeo (@Ellen Pompeo) 1587232370.0
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Ellen Pompeo is out of patience, out of time and out of f**ks for these little TV "doctors."
And the internet is loving it.
@EllenPompeo Ellen getting started now. Love to see it! https://t.co/HRz0oYnssr— becs (@becs) 1587231148.0
@EllenPompeo EP is so not in the mood to play nice and polite today! LOVE YOU QUEEN FOR SPEAKING FACTS!— mads (@mads) 1587231074.0
@EllenPompeo go OFF!!! i love this https://t.co/A6hrgOdDzZ— emily (@emily) 1587231021.0
@EllenPompeo they werenâ��t ready for this one els https://t.co/azeVFOnZSa— cam (@cam) 1587231327.0
@EllenPompeo Ellen coming for thier male wigs y'all https://t.co/Dljqqh3QT2— Seebð�¦� (@Seebð�¦�) 1587231524.0
@EllenPompeo @mmerediths Not "thier faces powdered".....ð�¤£ð�¤£ð�¤£ð�¤£ð�¤£ð�¤£... https://t.co/P3OtY4e3Tb— Seebð�¦� (@Seebð�¦�) 1587232543.0
@EllenPompeo say it louder for the people in the back, mama!!!— ð�� (@ð��) 1587232042.0
@EllenPompeo I am a graduate of Greyâ��s Anatomy Medical Education and know more than those political hacks. https://t.co/PurIQTWRmx— PinkAmy Feld likes books, cats and naps (@PinkAmy Feld likes books, cats and naps) 1587233383.0
@EllenPompeo we stan. https://t.co/OekijyRuTN— gaia (@gaia) 1587231338.0
@EllenPompeo go off, itâ��s about time someone with a platform says something about this— jade (@jade) 1587231053.0
@EllenPompeo PREACH MAMA https://t.co/xRcWZ5jJ0u— ð�� (@ð��) 1587232357.0
@EllenPompeo PLS GO OFF MOM IM LOVING THIS— emily (@emily) 1587232413.0
So what did we learn today?
Well, firstly do not be on TV spreading some bullsh*t or Mother Pompeo will come for you. But more importantly: Listen to actual expert doctors like Dr. Fauci and STAY HOME.
Ellen Pompeo WILL be watching you!