Soap Opera Star Nancy Lee Grahn Apologizes After Negative Tweets About Viola Davis’ Emmys 2015 Acceptance Speech

The General Hospital star wasn’t too pleased with what the history-making Emmy winner had to say.

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Sometimes you’re better off keeping those tweets right in your head, and not even spending the time to type out 140 characters that will end up embarrassing you in the end. And General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn learned that lesson Sunday night.

During Viola Davis’ acceptance speech after becoming the first black woman to win the Emmy for best actress in a drama, Davis spoke about black women in the industry.

“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there,” Davis stated. “So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people … people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.”

Shortly after Davis gave her inspiring speech after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Grahn tweeted her thoughts about it.

“I wish I loved #ViolaDavis Speech,” wrote Grahn, 57, who’s best-known for her portrayal of Alexis Cassadine on General Hospital. “But I thought she should have let @shondarhimes write it.”

Grahn then sent a tweet, which was soon deleted, saying: “Im a [f–king] actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled.”