Sarah Drew, who plays the role of April in Grey’s Anatomy, made this request on her Twitter account to stop her fans from attacking Kelly McCreary on the social media platform.
In case you had any doubts about the intensity of Grey’s Anatomy fandom, the recent events surrounding Kelly McCreary – who plays the role of Maggie – should erase them.
The drama started in March when ABC announced that Sarah Drew, who plays April, a surgeon, in Gray’s Anatomy – would be leaving after the finale of Season 14. Fans of the popular drama series were so angry at the announcement that they were just looking for an avenue to vent their anger.
And in poor Kelly McCreary – who plays the role of Maggie in the series, they found just that. And the reason why they are targeting him is due to the storyline of Gray’s Anatomy.
For, in the last few episodes, McCreary’s character, Maggie, has started dating the husband of April, Jackson Avery. Before his tilt towards Maggie, Jackson shares a long history with April, with whom he also has a daughter, Harriet.
Therefore, when the fans came to know that Sarah (April) would be leaving Gray’s Anatomy at the end of Season 14, they were hoping that she would reconcile with Jesse Williams (Jackson) in the show.
However, with Maggie standing in the way, there seems to be a very remote possibility that the reunion of April with Jackson would occur.
Hence the reason why McCreary has constantly been targeted on Twitter by fans of Sarah. While the initial targeting was limited to trolling, McCreary’s abuse has got so vicious in the last few days that Sarah had to come forward and plead with her fans to let McCreary go.
Please read. Sending you all love. pic.twitter.com/VOW6fet7Ht
— Sarah Drew (@sarahdrew) May 8, 2018
“I know these characters mean so much to you — believe me, they mean a lot to me, too — but I do not feel defended when you attack my friends,” Drew wrote.
She continued, “My beautiful, loving, loyal sister, Kelly, is a brilliant, fiercely talented team player who ALWAYS shows up and dedicated herself to the stories she is asked to tell,”
“Please stop attacking her for doing her job. When you hurt her, you hurt me. When you show kindness to her, you show kindness to me, Please be kind.”
Whether her fans will heed Sarah’s advice or not only time will tell, but one thing that we do know is that things are not looking for her character in Grey’s Anatomy. For, in the trailer of Season 14, Episode 23, April was seen lying unconscious on the floor. Later, she was shown being rushed to the ICU with a breathing tube in her mouth.
Thus, while Sarah is trying everything she can to make Gray’s Anatomy fans less emotional, the writers of the popular ABC drama series are doing anything but.