People online and around the world are cheering for actress, producer and now activist Ellen Pompeo, after she called a team in the middle of an interview for not being diverse enough.
The interview was conducted by Porter magazine, along with Gabrielle Union, Emma Roberts and Gina Rodríguez for the theme Women on TV.
And although he said there were many women in the room, the star of "Gray's Anatomy" was disappointed by the lack of color behind the lens.
"This day has been amazing, and there are a lot of women in the room, but I do not see enough color, and I did not see enough color when I entered the room today," he says.
He then tells the camera that he had a recent meeting with a director to get another backup and that when he enters, he would like to see the crew represent the world he lives in and sees every day.
"As Caucasian people, it's our job, it's our job, it's our responsibility to make sure we talk in every room we go in. It's our job because we create the problem," he added.
As Caucasian people, it's our job. It is our task, it is our responsibility to make sure that we speak in each room we enter. It is our job because we create the problem.
Online, people of all colors are applauding such a statement from someone who could have finished the interview and gone home without saying anything at all.
One fan wrote: "I love Ellen Pompeo so much, she normalizes the idea of diversity for other white people who do not understand it, instead of acting as if she should be praised, she recognizes that it is NORMAL to want and have diversity and representation."
I love Ellen Pompeo so much. She normalizes the idea of diversity for other white people who do not understand it. Instead of acting as she should be praised by her, she recognizes that it is NORMAL to want and have diversity and representation. https://t.co/hMVEa1D5Qg
– sai (@ Saisailu97) November 20, 2018
Another pointed to the fact that this is how white allies should act and help those of different races level the playing field for all people.
Even Dictionary.com made a joke about Pompeo's viral moment.
"Ally – A person, group or nation associated with another or another for some common cause or purpose," the site wrote. "For example, Ellen Pompeo."
Here are others who also spoke.
The same Gabrielle Union tweeted comedian Jenny Yang that she should see the "full" interview.
"Whoooooooaaaaanelly", he wrote!