Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fan Starts Petition after Shonda Rhimes Killed Off Beloved Character

shonda-rhimes*”Grey’s Anatomy” fans are angry with executive producer Shonda Rhimes after she killed off Dr. Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey).

During last week’s episode, Dr. Shepherd saved four lives after a horrific road accident before getting in a second car accident himself that resulted in him eventually becoming brain dead.

Fans are still outraged by the death, expressing how much of a significant character McDreamy was to the show. One fan even launched a petition in response, according to Jet Mag.

“This is important because you cannot have people invest a DECADE into a character and then you just terminate them like that! You have people out here donating blood and organs trying to save lives, wanting to become doctors and all from committing to this television show just to let us down like this. You’ve destroyed us. COMPLETELY!”

More than 84,000 supporters signed the petition thus far. Although, the likelihood of McDreamy’s return is slim to none since he was killed off. Rhimes shared her thoughts on the death in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character—for Meredith, for me and for the fans,” she said. “I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘McDreamy.'”

“Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example—happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true—of what young women should demand from modern love,” she added.

“His loss will be felt by all. Now, Meredith and the entire ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life. The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: ‘the carousel never stops turning,’” she continued.



  1. Really? The most exciting thing happening in these people’s lives was Dr. McDreamy??? So much so a petition was started? They take TV waaayyyy to seriously!!

    • I think ladies just like the guy. May be not so much taking tv seriously but just like men like to look at pretty women so do women like to look at sexy guy (not that I specifically find Patrick so).

  2. Lesson to be learned. As an actor, you never want to piss of the creator of the show that feeds you. Ms. Rhimes does not play and will not allow an actor to step out of line for too long before they’re written out of the show. Dempsey should have taken note from Charlie Sheen.

  3. Is there any PROOF that she wrote him killed off just because or did he ask to leave? Maybe ABC execs wanted him gone – which would Shonda had no choice in writing him off? That’s the part that blows my mind in all this – how people are quick to blame without getting all the facts. That guy didn’t seem at all bothered about having to leave. .

  4. It amazes me how stupid people can be….it’s a freaking TV SHOW for goodness sake! It is also a show that has been on for 11 seasons and has consistently been in the top 10. Patrick Dempsey wasn’t fired…he opted to cut short a two-year extension based on the ideas given for the season. It was apparent he was leaving anyway when Derek Shepard left to go to DC. I believe that even the writers were unsure of how he exit the show when the season started. It was very fitting that in the hours before he died, he did what he loved doing…saved lives. It was emotional, heart-wrenching, and…in my opinion…brilliant! Guess what…people die…it’s a fact of life! The show will not be on much longer anyway…Shonda will end it while it’s still on top, just as she did with Private Practice. I never saw this much hate for a creator of a show over a character…ever. She’s not the first to kill off a major character, and she won’t be the last. Keep killin’ ’em Shonda! (No pun intended!)

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