When “Scandal” star Kerry Washington has “some stuff” to say, people listen.
And at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, what she said had audience members jumping to their feet -- and cheering.
Ellen DeGeneres, who is lesbian, presented Washington with the gay media monitoring group’s Vanguard Award, which is given annually to important allies in the gay rights movement.
And just like her character, Olivia Pope, the actress pulled no punches, taking aim at the opposition to gay marriage in the African-American community and demanding that more LGBT representation in front of and behind the camera.
“I’m going to say some stuff,” she told the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) awards audience Saturday.