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Grey's Is Getting Un-Gay!

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Grey's Anatomy is taking a shocking turn!

Apparently the ABC Suits handed down the word to show creator Shonda Rhimes to cut out Brooke Smith's lezbolicious character (One half of "Callica" - the show's first serious gay relationship) - immediately.

Dr. Erica Hahn will be appearing in her last episode this Thursday.

We'll give you a second to catch your breath before we go on with Smith's farewell interview.

Okay, just breathe. We can do this together!

Responding to the news, Smith says:

"I was very excited when they told me that Erica and Callie were going to have this relationship. And I really hoped we were going to show what happens when two women fall in love and that they were going to treat it like any heterosexual couple on TV. And so I was surprised and disappointed when they just suddenly told me that they couldn't write for my character anymore."

Talk about getting the (munched) rug pulled out from under your feet!

She adds that the decision was "surprising to everybody" and the character isn't even receiving a proper write-out. Smith says her final scene is "just me heading to my car."

Sounds like ABC is pulling a major LezLo.

Shonda Rhimes says otherwise, though:

"Brooke Smith was obviously not fired for playing a lesbian. Clearly it's not an issue as we have a lesbian character on the show – Calliope Torres. Sara Ramirez is an incredible comedic and dramatic actress and we wanted to be able to play up her magic. Unfortunately, we did not find that the magic and chemistry with Brooke's character would sustain in the long run. The impact of the Callie/Erica relationship will be felt and played out in a story for Callie. I believe it belittles the relationship to simply replace Erica with 'another lesbian.' If you'll remember, Cristina mourned the loss of Burke for a full season."

Yeah right!

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97 comments to “Grey's Is Getting Un-Gay!”

  1. 1

    Having had the unfortunate experience of running into this woman I can say it MIGHT BE because of her terrible attitude that Grey's is getting rid of her. I am not surprised. I don't think it would make sense to bring in another woman for Callie to have an affair with considering she was never gay before Erica.

  2. 2

    Her eyes are all wonky!!!
    She needs a trashbag over that head!!

  3. 3

    I'm not going to watch this show anymore. Brooke was the best thing to happen.

    Over it!

  4. 4

    DAMN perez is fast, that news was out for like 2 secs. But it is quite a shock tho, so suddenly.

  5. 5


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  7. 7

    Awww, no more of the lady love. Sad.

  8. 8

    Well that sucks, how sudden too, LAME!

  9. 9

    GOOD! I did not like them as a couple! Nor do I like Erica Hann

  10. 10

    Yea i really don't like her, but they should at least give her a good exit.

  11. 11

    Thank God!! That was the worst storyline ever! It came out of nowhere and it never seemed real. It felt so forced and fake. It was like they wrote the lesbian storyline just to have a lesbian storyline. I never believed for a second that Callie was a lesbian or bisexual. Everytime they showed those two I just rolled my eyes. Terrible writing.

  12. 12

    My friends this is the day. Along with voting for McCain/Palin let's keep this a nation of morals and followers of God's law. Vote yes on Prop 8 and put an end to this nonsense about same sex marriage. If you are in California vote YES on prop 8.

  13. 13

    I don't think that Callie and Hahn had good chemistry. Plus, as bitchy as her character is, when she got all mushy on Callie, it was laughable. I like McSteamy and Callie together. I wonder who they will bring in to replace her as a surgeon?

  14. 14

    That show sucks now anyway. It'll be cancelled in a few seasons.

  15. 15

    i stopped watching last season when i couldn't keep up with the dvr……t.r. turned callie gay???

  16. 16

    there was no chemistry with these two. Callie is a man lover. thats it.

  17. 17

    I do not watch this show, but caught the last 5 min. last thur. to catch the news afterward, and saw these 2 get together at the end. I am even shocked by this. What idiot's, falling to public pressure like that. ABC grow a backbone.

  18. 18


    It was so awesome this season.

  19. EatMe says – reply to this


    Re: njpaul0129 – once this election is over can you please go back under the rock you crawled out from under!!

  20. 20

    And another thing, Callie asking McSteamy for help on how to please Erica was the dumbest thing I've ever seen in my life. She's the one with the parts, she'd know better than he would what to do. And all of the scenes of her freaking out about having sex with Hahn were supposed to be funny but instead they were just irritating.

  21. 21

    Ok, I didn't like the whole storyline they gave her and Callie. It did make me a little uncomfortable but I still really liked watching her in the show. She was fantastic and her character was wayyyy underused. They didn't have to delete her from the show. Or they could have at least given her a proper goodbye. ABC just sucks lately. I especially hate how Brothers and Sisters is a constant reminder of how bad the economy is. Same with Ugly Betty. I want to be uplifted with TV, not reminded about how much the world sucks right now. :/

  22. 22

    They probably fired her cuz she is butt ugly and who wants to see two fat butt ugly chicks getting it on? Gross.

  23. 23

    Perez and people who don't watch the show bitching about ABC taking her off because she played a lesbian- have NO idea what they are talking about! The whole storyline was TERRIBLE! It had nothing to do with homosexuality, it had everything to do with a God awful plot.

  24. 24

    her and callie had no chemistry n brooke's character is boring

  25. 25

    Bye Erica.

  26. 26

    Re: mamajud – It's contagious, don't ya know?

  27. 27


  28. 28

    Re: njpaul0129 – If you're uncomfortable in California there are plenty of places in this world where there are people who share your views. Choose any country in the middle east. Make yourself comfortable in India. Set up house in Indonesia. I'm praying tomorrow morning you're in for a world of disappointment.

  29. 29

    Re: EatMe – NEVER!!! Muy ha ha ha ha ha. There's always some left wing jerk that needs straightening out. Hmmm, think I'll start with you.

  30. 30

    ABC are a bunch of douchebags! This is the kind of shit they keep pulling in Daytime(like on All My Children when they fired Sabine Singh), just firing bitches and messing up storylines. I bet they got complaints from stupid bible beating hicks.

    To add insult to injury…the other girl will be UN-lesbianed!!!


  31. 31

    Thank God!!!! I'm not saying that because I think Lesbian or Gay story lines are bad but I feel that Callie's character had more chemistry with Dr. Sloan (McSteamy) than with Erica! However, I wish she wasn't leaving the show b/c I was starting to like her character.

  32. D-Bag says – reply to this


    I'm glad she's gone, she is uber fug. Too bad Buffalo Bill didn't skin her years ago on "Silence of the Lambs". Now they need to fire Callie. I'm sorry but it's so far-fetched that her lard-ass bags so many hot guys.

  33. 33


  34. 34

    Re: The Warden – Hey, I don't mind the whole gay thing, just make them ATTRACTIVE! Like McSteamy and McDreamy together. Yum.

  35. EatMe says – reply to this


    Re: njpaul0129 – WHATEVER, LOSER

  36. 36

    Personally, I think Grey's is kinda of sucking this year. It used to be such a great show, but for some reason, the writing this year is horrid. I can't stand Katherine Heigl or her character. She's whiny and annoying. The whole Meredith and Derek thing is getting old, too. She pushes him away, she can't live without him, she pushes him away, she can't live with out and so on. I wish Kate Walsh would come back. I'm hoping that the new guy and Christina hook up.

  37. 37


  38. 38

    Re: _Alice_ – eeeeeeek…….get me the fuck out of here!!!………LOL

  39. 39

    Her character has always been dull!!!

  40. 40

    Re: McCainIsMyHero – post 35- I would totally dig that. Yum is right!

  41. 41

    These whole season is kind of suckie, I miss the old grey's :( with the great story lines.

  42. 42

    Fredricka Bimble …great big fat person! lol…Isn't she the girl from Silence of the Lambs with the dog precious?…

  43. 43

    Re: devil_dawg_wife – 37 - yeah, that new Army surgeon will probably add some hotness. But Christina is SOOOO ugly and has such a horrible personality, I just don't see someone like that going for her. Can't he date Izzy so her character can have something to do besides whine all the time?

  44. 44

    I loved Brooke Smith's character. I did not like her relationship with Callie. I'm not homophopic by any means, but I did not see Callie ever taking it seriously. It was going nowhere with her when she was still sleeping with Sloan. I'm very disappointed. I wanted to see if Dr. Hahn ever embraced Christina as a cardio surgeon, or just to see where her character could go.
    I'm PISSED.

  45. 45

    Re: mamajud – Too late!

  46. 46

    Perez, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. There relationship wouldn't work. Just wait, better will be coming…

  47. 47

    Oops! Wrong "their"! I meant, "their relationship"!!!

  48. 48

    it wasn't a good story line anyway. besides, Grey's has sucked for a while.

  49. 49

    i thought this season so far is amazing!! its getting back to what was loved about this show, i love callie and ericas relationship it was nice to see such a different take on it and how it was writen and acted was amazing. i do think they way they are letting her go is very sketchy and brook deserves so much more her character desvers so much more, they should have gaven her a good exit. one thing this show dose not due is give good exits they could have bult a really good storyline up to her exit, i would love to accually see what goes on behind the scense of that show!!

  50. 50

    Re: D-Bag

    Her "lard-ass"? You're a dick! Callie is gorgeous, and I'm happy to see that a show like Grey's is embracing fuller, real women. Callie is extremely sexy.

  51. 51

    GOOD…this show was starting to make me want to throw up!

  52. 52

    Never liked her anyway

  53. EatMe says – reply to this


    Re: bexster – She is a "lard-ass". It's just a stupid TV show. The writers try to make it believable. In REAL life she would not be getting guys that hot. Sorry.

  54. 54

    Her eye's are creepy

  55. Lene says – reply to this


    The actress is great. But the pairing sucked. Bring on Mark and Callie :D

  56. 56

    I"m pissed!! WTF If they now try to pretend she is str8 i'm not watching anymore!

  57. 57

    Shonda's statement is obvious bullshit, and it's no coincidence they also de-gayed the future character played by Melissa George after making it public that the character would be bisexual. The firing doesn't make any sense even if they did want to change the storyline. Why didn't they just break them up? No, I think somebody upstairs said, "3 queers is just too much for primetime ABC. I don't want to get heat from all those loud, ignorant intolerant Americans. This is just too risqué for us. You need to make the new character straight and get rid of Brooke Smith. Sara Ramirez has a fan base and you wrote her as bisexual so she has other romantic possibilities, but Brooke Smith's character has just come out as gay and is not super attractive. We don't want her just hanging around, preying on the ladies, so get rid of her."

  58. Linzy says – reply to this


    Perez, I love you terribly…but your theory doesn't make sense. Remember, ABC also has the FABULOUS gay relationship on Brothers&Sisters. Also, there is a transsexual actress on Dirty,Sexy,Money. ABC supports the cause, so it doesn't make sense that they cut this actress for her lesbian relationship. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  59. 59

    I'm so glad I live in Europe where we actually live in 2008… ABC apparently lives in the middle ages… I should do my name justice and fight for sapphic love. VOTE NO on PROP 8! Brooke Smith didn't deserve to be fired. Even if you didn't like the lesbian storyline, think about how you would feel if they just fired you like that?? After you moved your entire family to be close to work?? Hope all the ones that are glad that Brooke got fired for no reason, think about how it would feel if you got fired for no reason? Because Brooke is a damn good actress and at least she can act, what can't be said about the the ones that are glad that Brooke got fired for no reason, think about how it would feel if you got fired for no reason? Because I'm so glad I live in Europe where we actually live in 2008… ABC apparently lives in the middle ages… I should do my name justice and fight for sapphic love. VOTE NO on PROP 8! Brooke Smith didn't deserve to be fired. Even if you didn't like the lesbian storyline, think about how you would feel if they just fired you like that?? After you moved your entire family to be close to work?? Hope all Brooke is a damn good actress and at least she can act, what can't be said about the whole cast of Grey's Anatomy. Heard Sara Ramirez is leaving too. Sad, but glad, she deserves better then ABC! They both deserve better then ABC!

  60. 60

    I think the real problem was that Torres is only kind of attractive and Smith, though I like her character, is not attractive in any way, shape or form. I would love her as a competent doctor but seriously, seeing these two big, unattractive women attack each other left me cold — and the lesbian angle has nothing to do with it. It's an aesthetic thing. From the start I thought it was a horrible idea to pair THIS couple. Made no sense whatsoever.

  61. 61

    WOWWWWWWWWWWW people still watch this show??
    it got old like 2 years ago.

  62. 62

    And now, post Callie-Erica, I still wouldn't call Callie bisexual. She experimented, didn't seem to really like it or "get it," but clearly Erica seemed to have found her calling. So if Callie is now the token bi- character, I'll have a problem with that, too. Then again, there are SO many problems with the show. The men are WEAK, and the interns are all WAY long in the tooth. Who believes any of the main characters are twenty-somethings? Seriously.

  63. 63

    Well, hate to say it but the show has sucked ever since Burke left! Face it he and Christina has a great chemistry! He made amends for his stupid remark.

    Even showing his picture created a storm! Let him do a two part and see where the ratings are. i like both female characters! I did not see this coming!
    But, last week Callie was with both of them and she could not tell the difference. Oops!

  64. 64

    Hey it's unfortunate….but If it doesn't work or sell… then they have to change it around… What if we were talking about a straight character that you liked….???? Goshhhh you're so ridiculous… buhuuuu

  65. 65

    Do they think the public is stupid??? There is obviously more to this than they are saying - who cuts a character - effective immediately????

  66. 66

    Re: njpaul0129 – live and let live

  67. 67

    I agree, they had horrible chemistry! I hope it works for another couple later

  68. 68

    that suckss they should atleast have her for a couple more episodes, wer gunna miss callica!

  69. fiona says – reply to this


    Stupid storyline, like when ER made Carrie decide to be gay. It doesn't fly. It makes me cringe to watch adults who haven't figured out whether they like sausage or taco.

  70. 70

    L word people please hire her!

  71. 71

    F'***ing h8 them. How homophobe can u get?

  72. 72

    I really liked Dr Erica Hahn. She was able to take on McDreamy and McSteamy.
    In fact I prefer her character over Callie's, who is just plain annoying this season.
    I can't understand why she could not stay on in her own right if she has to break up up with Callie. That would have been interesting seeing how the two women handle being around each other after a break up.
    It's a bad move to axe her and the ratings are going to get worse not better.

  73. 73

    This is exactly what this stupid show gets and Shonda Rhimes. She bowed under pressure over the whole Isiah gate issue even after he apologized and as such her show has SUCKED ever since. The show is stupid and dumb and so is she. Now she is bowing again. So I for one am happy for this. Let the stupid show get cancelled. It should be interesting to see how the rest of them go broke after they can't get another job. Losers.

  74. 74

    Shonda Rimes is a liar! When asked about the Grey's "spinoff" for the character Addison to "Private Practice" she stated it wasn't a spinoff, there was nothing going on! I loved Callie and Hahn together, it was getting interesting. Viewers prob couldn't handle the girl on girl action! They are still getting used to the married gays on Brothers n Sisters!!! There was a poll on AOL and the majority of responders said they were "over it". Oh well 3 steps forward, 9 steps back!! Sucks!

  75. 75

    I hated them together - I could feel the vomit come up every time they had a scene together.

  76. 76

    She is too fug to be on a TV show or in Hollywood for that matter

  77. 77


  78. JAZY says – reply to this



  79. 79

    Re: No1pittfan – 75 - no, it wasn't the girl on girl action I couldn't handle, it was the gross on gross action…

  80. 80

    she needs to fix her teeth big time.

  81. 81

    I dont know about anyone else but that was one of the main reasons i wacth greys. I say whoever made that decision is an idiot its 2008 for god sake

  82. 82

    Is this the same lame ass broadcasting corp that lets Elisabitch Hasselbeck go Postal on a daily basis?
    I would love to know what chimpanzee is in charge there.

  83. 83

    I thought they definitely had chemistry and theirs became one of the most exciting parts of the show for me. Brooke Smith is a great actress who made a tough-to-like character compelling. The abruptness of the firing just does not make sense. Especially when considered in light of the de-gaying of the new character that will be played by melissa George and was discussed as a queer character.

    The GEORGE character has no chemistry with anybody and his storyline is pathetic at present, but they're not firing him. There's more to this story than ABC and Shonda Rimes are letting on.

  84. 84

    Ok, what is wrong with you people, thinking that Sara Ramirez is fat?? What planet do you people live on??? This is what's wrong with the world today. So because she's not wafer thin and you can't see through her when she turns to the side like Ellen Pompeo (Meredith) then she's a "lard ass"? (I believe that's the term you used). And we wonder why our daughters and young girls are sticking their fingers down their throats every night after dinner and crying when they look in the mirror. And then, just when there's a light at the end of the stereotypical tunnel, (i.e. a HEALTHY woman on tv in a major role, like Callie), people get on boards and call her fat. FYI, fat chicks do get hot guys. Not all hot guys are dick heads.

  85. 85

    it puts the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose again, right precious?

  86. 86

    I think its a disgrace in this day and age to hear that TV exects are freaking out over a homosexual relationship on TV. Especially when we are forced to watch so much crappy reality TV with far more questionable "characters"!!! The Grey's producers / writers should have taken a stand on this one. I am done with this stupid show if they find lesbians too shocking for TV. Maybe I find their bigotry to shocking for me.

  87. 87

    Re: Perezezzzz

    Awww c'ome on Perezezzzzz—they both looked great to me! The best part was they looked REAL.

  88. ydur says – reply to this


    WTF!! They were kinda hot

  89. 89

    I used to love watching Grey's Anatomy, until they ruined it by writing in that stupid lesbian crap! Now I'll never watch it again!!!

  90. 90

    that sucks!
    but her character was a little blah..
    but shonda's excuse was just laaameee.
    and burke was kicked out too.
    i'm in schock o_0

  91. 91

    It was bound to happen if you look at the message boards a lot of people did not like the lesbian story line and threatened to stop watching the show saying it was nasty ( amazing what bigots people can be). The reason callie will be "mourning" for a while is because they don't want to touch on the lesbian relationships.

  92. 92

    I really like Brooke Smith - she's been in a lot and I think she's a very fine actress. I liked them together…my favorite scenes were them together. They should at least write a good exist storyline! That's not very realistic either, a big-time surgeon doesn't just one day walk out on her job out of the blue!!! Now, all would be forgiven, Ms. Rhimes, if you killed off the most IRRITATING TV character of all time - MEREDITH GREY!! She is just this stupid whiney mouse girl who is sooo annoying!

  93. 93

    Fucking suits!!

  94. 94

    Being from england i didnt know about this. i had a feeling this erica woman was gay because where we are up to in england she just crashed a boys night to act like a man.

  95. 95

    They should do a cross-show thing with 'thirteen' from House and Callie from Grey's. Now that would be hot!

  96. 96

    This move is a huge mistake and ABC will feel the damage. I was getting really bored with the show until the relationship between Callie and Erika blossomed. I refuse to watch the show if they are kicking off Brooke Smith. Its the first show that actually took a homosexual couple seriously, I don't understand why they are getting rid of her character, it just doesn't make since. But the producers will find out soon enough that they made a huge mistake. This action makes americans believe that the media is still homophobic, I thought we were making progress.

  97. 97

    This homophobia is disgraceful, yet expected. Please go to ABC.com and hit the CONTACT US link to tell them exactly what you think. Thanks to this wimpy move, lesbians now have ZERO visibility on prime time TV which has over 600 characters. If gay people are 10% of the population (as are African Americans) this is so sad considering we jumped a major hurdle for equality electing our first African American president —but are still proving that gays are the last group of people you don't even have to tolerate.

    —Mari SanGiovanni
    Author of: "Greetings From Jamaica, Wish You Were Queer…"