doesn't mind if you criticize her "Grey's Anatomy" performance; in fact, she welcomes it.
The actor, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey on ABC
's long-running medical drama, defended a viewer who called the latest season of the show "dumpster [fire] trash."
“After seventeen seasons, we can’t please everyone all of the time,” Pompeo tweeted Friday, adding that “it’s definitely not easy to keep it going and great.”
She went on to thank the audience for tuning in and providing honest feedback.
All good! Seventeen seasons, we can't please everyone all of the time... it's definitely not easy keeping it going and great... I get it...thanks for checking it out anyway... and thanks for your feedback, it matters...sending you love https://t.co/ZAalPDXOee
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) June 19, 2021
Pompeo urged others not to criticize the viewer, arguing that it was a valid point of view and mentioning HBO
's "The Sopranos
," which he said was "the only show I've ever stuck with until the end."
“Not to mention, after this really messed up couple of years we've had, people
are pretty much allowed to feel however they want,” she added.
But why is someone saying they didn't like something bad when it's been on for over two decades? Let her live... there's plenty of shit I don't like... — Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) June 19, 2021
When Shonda Rhimes
's "Grey's Anatomy" premiered in 2005, it became an instant hit.
The series launched Pompeo, as well as Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl, and Sandra Oh, into the spotlight. Since then, most of the original cast members have left the show, with their characters often meeting tragic ends. However, Pompeo signed a new record-breaking contract in 2017, making her the highest-paid woman in a TV drama.
The actor cited the LGBTQ-inclusive storylines of "Grey's Anatomy" as one of her reasons for sticking with the show the following year.
In an interview
at the time, she stated, "We're touching lives and making a difference."
Season 17, which concluded earlier this month, was set in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
and featured guest appearances from Dempsey and original cast member T.R. Knight.