'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 4: Was Owen racist to an Asian patient? Furious fans dub him 'Trump backer'

In the latest episode, there were discussions about whether Owen was racist to an Asian patient as he was biased in his diagnosis


                            'Grey's Anatomy' Season 17 Episode 4: Was Owen racist to an Asian patient? Furious fans dub him 'Trump backer'
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Owen Hunt was a complex and layered character in his first few seasons of 'Grey's Anatomy'. However, after Season 9 especially, the love for the character has dwindled down the drain. There has been no development as such for him, as he seems to have been shunted from woman to woman, namely Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Teddy Altman (Kim Raver). Fans are rather exhausted with his storylines and miss the days when he was struggling with his deeper issues. Perhaps he was best with his ex-wife Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), but she left the show for better pastures. 

In the latest episode, there were discussions about whether Owen was racist to an Asian patient as he was biased in his diagnosis. While some fans tried to find the middle ground in justifications for Owen, others slammed him. "Lets be clear...Owen is not racist, but he was biased in his diagnosis because as Miranda said, patients are often centered around whiteness, thus not taking into account other diagnoses that present themselves in BIPOC patients with the same symptoms #GreysAnatomy," a fan tried to be fair in their understanding of the complexity that is Owen Hunt. "owen hunt being racist against asian patients while his ex-wife was literally asian is the epitome of why white men suck. #GreysAnatomy," another fan wrote. 



 

 



 

Others said he was ignorant, and not racist. "Owen was ignorant not racist. Still no excuse tho. Glad he recognized and is making an attempt to do better. #GreysAnatomy," a fan wrote. Fans are pretty sick of Owen at this point. "WEN YOU ARE SO RACIST AND HES MAKING EXCUSES AS BAILEY IS TELLING HIM HE IS RACIST #GreysAnatomy," one fan wrote. "I don’t think Owen is a racist but white doctor do tend to miss shit when they are treating poc. #GreysAnatomy," one tweeted. Fans also dubbed him as a Trump supporter. "I swearrrrr Owen hunt is a trump supporter. #GreysAnatomy," one tweeted.



 



 



 

 



 

Well, next week, we're going to see Owen trying to save Tom Koracick from dying of Covid-19. Tune into 'Grey's Anatomy' on ABC, Thursdays at 9 pm.

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