NEW YORK – Viola Davis’ history-making Emmy win and call for more diversity on TV thrilled most viewers of Sunday’s Emmycast.
But not soap star Nancy Lee Grahn. Instead, the long-time cast member of “General Hospital” had a Twitter fit.
“Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity,” she declared in a tweet that was later deleted.
This was followed by a tweet hailing Davis, the star of ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” who became the first African-American to win a best actress Emmy, as “the bees knees.”
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But Grahn said Davis has never been discriminated against.
Before long, Grahn seemed to cool off, tweeting that Davis is “a goddess.”
Finally came a string of apologies.
“Color me heartbroken,” tweeted Grahn, observing, “Twitter can bring out the best & sadly tonight the worst of us.”