Two Major 'Grey's Anatomy' Stars Just Got Fired, And Fans Are Livid

Diply 8 Mar 2018

Alright, you guys. I've been a major Grey's Anatomy fan since the very beginning. I mean, I've been through it all. George and the bus, Denny and the LVAD wires, having to say goodbye to Cristina — all of it.

Shonda Rhimes keeps playing with my heart, but this time, she's gone too far.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

If you're a major Grey's Anatomy fan, then you're about to be super shook by this news.

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The show just announced that they'll be letting two of their biggest stars go, and I and the rest of the fandom simply can't handle this heartbreak.

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Jessica Capshaw (who plays Arizona Robbins) and Sarah Drew (who plays April Kepner) will no longer appear on the show after the end of the current season.

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Don't worry, I'll sit and wait while you totally lose your mind like I did.

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Sarah posted a message on her Instagram, explaining that she was sad to hear the news and had heard about it less than 48 hours ago.

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"I'd like to say: I love you, and I love April, and her story isn't over yet," she wrote.

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Jessica Capshaw posted a similar message to her Instagram. 

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"I am grateful that I have gotten to bring [Arizona] to life and for the life that she has brought to me. I am sad to see her go but I am consoled by the idea that she will continue to live on and on in all of our consciences and our imaginations," she wrote.

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The cut was made by Grey's producers, who made the decision not to pick up either one of the characters for the upcoming season.

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Sarah had been on the show since its sixth season, while Jessica had been on it since its fifth. The show is now expected to go into its fifteenth season this fall.

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Twitter is currently blowing up with fans tweeting their anger about the decision.

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Arizona and April were both very strong female characters who had some important plot lines throughout the series.

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Fans have had to say goodbye to a lot of beloved characters over the years.

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But for some, this decision is just too much, and people are already deciding that they're done with the show for good.

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"I will be forever grateful to both Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant performances and for inspiring women around the globe," Shonda explained.

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"They will always be a part of our Shondaland family.”

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I'm just saying, if they're a part of the Shondaland family, why do you have to let them go?

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There have also been a lot of rumors swirling that Ellen Pompeo's major $20 million salary bump this year is the reason why these two were let go.

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Ellen was quick to swoop in on Twitter and clear things right up.

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"It's unfortunate that [Deadline] chooses to try to pit women against each other on #InternationalWomensDay," she wrote.

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She warned her fans not to fall into "that trap" and that this casting decision was "above her pay grade."

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This was her only comment about the creative decision made to let Jessica and Sarah go.

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I'm super upset about this, you guys.

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Like I said, I adore Grey's, but I'm also on the fence about watching next season without these iconic characters.How do you feel about this shocking news? COMMENT and let us know!

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