The backlash was immediate, leading Grahn to delete her Tweets and apologized. "I never mean to diminish her accomplishment. I wish I could get her roles. She is a goddess. I want equality 4 ALL women, not just actors," she wrote. "I apologize 2 anyone who I offended. I'm women advocate since I became one. After reading responses, I hear u and my tweet was badly phrased."
She continued: "I apologize for my earlier tweets and now realize I need to check my own privilege," Grahn wrote. "My intention was not to take this historic and important moment from Viola Davis or other women of color but I realize that my intention doesn't matter here because that is what I ended up doing. I learned a lot tonight and I admit that there are still some things I don't understand but I am trying to and will let this be a learning experience for me."
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the timing was wrong. People need to learn to count to ten, breathe and step away from social media at times in the heat of the moment, to avoid having to apologize for poor choice of words. Congratulations again Viola Davis.