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TV actor Jesse Williams won the humanitarian award at the BET Awards this year, and his impassioned speech about equal rights and justice went viral. The speech hit on Black Lives Matter, police brutality, and cultural appropriation. You can read the entire speech here or watch below.

Now, a petition is circulating to get Williams fired from Grey's Anatomy on the grounds that his speech was racist and anti-police (sound familiar?). The petition, started by a person named Erin Smith, has over 4,500 signatures so far. Here is why Smith thinks Williams should be fired: