Ellen Pompeo’s Impassioned Speech About How Caucasians Can Be Better Allies Is Spot On 🙌

Actress Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy fame isn’t looking to make friends. She’s looking to make change, and sometimes that means calling out inequality when you see it.

During a video shoot to discuss the wage gap in Hollywood, Pompeo took a moment to call out the very magazine responsible for the shoot.

Pompeo was joined by actresses Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodriquez for Net-A-Porter‘s annual “Women in Television” issue. In the middle of the discussion, Pompeo began discussing the role that caucasian people need to take to be effective allies.

Then, taking her own advice, Ellen Pompeo seemed to surprise everyone in the room when she said:

“This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room but, I don’t see enough color. And I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today.”

She then added:

“I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world we see.”

Pompeo went on to say:

“As caucasian people, it’s our job, it’s our task, it’s our responsibility to make sure we speak up in every single room we walk into. It’s our job because we created the problem.”

And that’s how that went.

Watch the video here.

Twitter was quick to agree!

You know you are doing something right when acclaimed author Roxane Gay chimes in.

Pompeo may have earned a new viewer.

Once people got over the surprise of it all, her words were greatly appreciated.

Words of support and inclusion are great, but we also need actions.

H/T: Huffington Post, E Television