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02/17/2017 07:25 am ET

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Rips 'The Real O'Neals' For Bisexual Joke

"I will invest my brand where I'm respected," Sara Ramirez says.

Sara Ramirez, who is bisexual and played a bisexual surgeon on “Grey’s Anatomy,” had a bone to pick with “The Real O’Neals.”

The actress blasted the sitcom Thursday over a Jan. 17 episode in which a gay character played by Noah Galvin likened bisexuality to having “webbed toes” or “money problems,” several outlets noted.

The 41-year-old actor, who came out last October, implored network ABC and “The Real O’Neals” on Twitter to “own” and “address” the issue and empower LGBTQ youth with “accurate positive reflections.”

Ramirez said she’s “disappointed” in the network for which she worked for 10 years on the doctor drama. She left the show in May. “I will invest my brand where I’m respected,” she wrote.

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Sara Ramirez played Callie Torres on "Grey's Anatomy." 

Galvin and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, known as PFLAG and which partnered with “The Real O’Neals” on the episode, issued apologies last month for causing offense, the New York Daily News reported. A PFLAG spokeswoman said that the group “blew it” for not catching the comment earlier.

But in another tweet Ramirez called for a network response.

The actress also encouraged followers to sign a change.org petition protesting the show.

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