ABC President Steve McPherson has slammed Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl for her recent outburst criticizing show bosses for their “cruel and mean” work schedule.
During an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in July, Heigl set out to “embarrass” her bosses after she was forced to work a 17 hour day when the series came back from hiatus last month.
McPherson has slammed the star for going public with her complaints, stating that she’s not the only staff member putting in long hours on the show.
He tells the Hollywood Reporter: “I think it’s unfortunate. People are going to behave in the way they choose to behave. There are so many people who work so hard on ‘Grey’s,’ and all of our shows, without any notoriety and those are the ones I’d be concerned about, people who feel like they’re being criticized or looked down upon.”
Grey’s Anatomy returns to the air September 24.