By the time she was 24, Carpenter was already famous, having released more than a dozen hit records with her brother Richard. She died 30 years ago Monday at age 32, and her legacy as one-half of the singing duo The Carpenters remains a source of disagreement.
On Sunday, Jesse Williams received a standing ovation for his empowering speech about the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equality while accepting the Humanitarian Award at this year's BET Awards.
On Wednesday, the actress took to her blog to senselessly slam the Grey's Anatomy star over his moving moment onstage.
The 49-year-old argued that the BET Awards are "keeping racism and segregation alive" -- which is why she wants to get rid of the network altogether -- and that the hunky actor's powerful words were "nothing short of an attack on white people," saying: