Seems last night she tweeted about Viola Davis and her Emmy-- and one tweet turned to two and into responses to other tweeters and ...
Daytime Confidental has a piece about it with tweets. Buzzfeed has another with many of NLG's responses to angered tweeters after reading what she said.
Nancy has been trending since I got up this morning at 7:30am. It's STILL going on. There are only a few reasons people trend on twitter. One is good, one is you're dead and the other is you are in a whole lotta mess.
I had gone to bed and didn't see the tweets first hand but scrolled through my timeline. I saw some of her tweets to one of my cyberpals on there (who's now got her name all over the internet)--and really just shook my head. When said friend ( who's a lawyer) gets told to 'read a damn book' then I know it got ugly.
We all know in the soap world that NLG is outspoken. This went beyond the norm however, especially on a night that was meant to be historic and belonged to Ms. Davis. Her speech was moving and eloquent. TV's been around how long and this is the FIRST time a black actress won in the leading category? What the hell does that tell you? It really shouldn't have been diminished in any way, shape or form.
The Net is an unforgiving mistress. This will be in the news for awhile, especially on entertainment shows. The saddest part is that this is the buzz instead of Viola's win.