Buzz·Posted on Sep 21, 2015A Soap Opera Actress Tried To Hate On Viola Davis's Emmy SpeechWho is Nancy Lee Grahn in this world? (Update: Nancy has tweeted an apology for her remarks.)by Ira Madison IIIBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink When you think of the best actresses soap operas have to offer, you think of brilliant women like Susan Lucci, Debbi Morgan, and Deidre Hall. ABC ABC NBC Nancy Lee Grahn has met these women in her 20-year career as Alexis Cassadine on General Hospital. ABC I'm not sure if she's met Viola Davis, but after witnessing Viola make history and become the first black woman to win an Emmy for Leading Actress in a Drama... FOX And after hearing Viola call for more diversity in film and television... View this post on Nancy had a lot to say: Nancy Lee Grahn @NancyLeeGrahn I wish I loved #ViolaDavis Speech, but I thought she should have let @shondarhimes write it. #Emmys 03:08 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Nancy Lee Grahn @NancyLeeGrahn Im a fucking actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled 04:25 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite She even went on to suggest that Viola Davis has never even been discriminated against as a black woman in Hollywood: Nancy Lee Grahn @NancyLeeGrahn @nxssy I do 2. I think she's the bees knees but she's elite of TV performers. Brilliant as she is. She has never been discriminated against 04:54 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite She tried to clarify her statements with an "all actress matter" statement: Nancy Lee Grahn @NancyLeeGrahn I never mean to diminish her accomplishment. I wish I could get her roles. She is a goddess. I want equality 4 ALL women, not just actors. 04:44 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Nancy Lee Grahn @NancyLeeGrahn I apologize 2 anyone who I offended. I'm women advocate since I became one. After reading responses, I hear u and my tweet was badly phrased 05:36 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite But people were having none of it: Rae @raesanni We're dope. And valuable. And incredible. And beautiful. And Viola is the dopest of all tonight. And Nancy Lee Grahn is a hating ass bitch. 04:49 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Kerri @Kerritweetz Mediocre white woman gets mad at a talented Black Woman's excellence and wants to deny her of her accolade. @NancyLeeGrahn 05:22 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Miss Bender. @ASamantha It all makes sense now that I think about it. The 1 time Nancy Lee Grahn won an Emmy she had to share it w a black woman. Tie w Deb Morgan 04:40 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Nichole @tnwhiskeywoman @NancyLeeGrahn how dare you speak for her & her life experiences to say she's never been discriminated against? The nerve you have. 05:05 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Adam T. @primediscussion Internet is swift. Within 30 minutes of spilling white tears on Twitter, Nancy's wiki page has been updated 05:03 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite L. @_likelsd @NancyLeeGrahn 05:26 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Mostly, people have no idea who she is: T.O.R.I. ♓️ @torigeez Who is @NancyLeeGrahn ??????? 05:22 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Prez @PrezidentYoung Who is @NancyLeeGrahn 05:13 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite rani r. @raindrizzle16 Who tf is Nancy? 05:24 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Not that you could blame them. When you think of General Hospital you usually think of Luke and Laura, or Jax and Brenda, or Sonny and Carly. Not...Alexis Cassadine. ABC ABC ABC Praying for your mentions, Nancy. ABC Update: Nancy has issued an apology: Nancy Lee Grahn @NancyLeeGrahn I apologize for my earlier tweets and now realize I need to check my own privilege. My intention was not to (cont) http://t.co/uyre6WPeeH 07:14 AM - 21 Sep 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite "I apologize for my earlier tweets and now realize I need to check my own privilege. My intention was not to take this historic and important moment from Viola Davis or other women of color but I realize that my intention doesn't matter here because that is what I ended up doing. I learned a lot tonight and I admit that there are still some things I don't understand but I am trying to and will let this be a learning experience for me."