12.8.07

‘Grey’s Anatomy’’s Ellen Pompeo Chides the Media

Not one to get into the tabloids for her excessive partying, “Grey's Anatomy”’s Ellen Pompeo is sharing her thoughts on the topic of fame and responsibility.

“I just worry about the girls who look up to me,” Pompeo tells Los Angeles Confidential Magazine.

Pompeo is concerned on two fronts.

With the extreme emphasis being placed on thinness, the actress doesn’t want her fans to deprive themselves of nutrition. “I don't want them to think I starve myself or don't eat, and that to be like me that's what they have to do.”

She explains that she is naturally on the slim side and finds the media to be “irresponsible” on the subject.

Pompeo is also concerned about the “famous for being famous” phenomenon.

“What are we doing to this younger generation?” Pompeo asks. “We're so focused on the wrong things. We're teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing.”

After the coverage of young women like Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Pompeo has a succinct message for the tabloid press: “I just think the media should take this country in a different direction.”

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