Award-winning producer Shonda Rhimes has some advice for all the single ladies on Valentine’s Day…and it may shock you. And it may uplift some of you lonely women out there.
Someone thought it might be cute to ask Shonda Rhimes, the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” if she had any advice for single ladies on Valentines Day, and that sent Shonda off on a rant that ended with “F*ck Valentine’s Day.” Shonda says women shouldn’t buy into a holiday created by greeting card companies that is used to make single people feel lonely and inadequate.
She advises that single ladies (and men) do something for themselves and focus on the “love” they do have in their lives. And most importantly, she says that great things can happen when you are single. She also reveals that she created “Grey’s Anatomy” while single! Here’s her response,
Here is what I say to all the ladies who are alone on Valentines Day: please do not ever use these words “ladies who are alone on Valentine’s Day” together in a sentence ever again. Ever. Again.
Valentine’s Day is just a day. It’s just a day of the year like any other. Go. Be happy with the people you love and who love you. See a friend. Read a book. Flirt with a cute boy (or girl). Dance it out. Watch a movie. Have a party. Build a robot. Stop a Zombie Apocalypse. Take over the Earth. Paint your toenails. Eat soup. DO ANYTHING.
BUT DO NOT buy into the idea that a day created by greeting card companies should be more romantic than other day or should make you feel lonelier than any other day. Cause life is awesome. And that (feeling lonely cause of a day) is stupid. And a waste of perfectly good time. And it makes me do things like write ranty tweets. Because FOR REALS? You’re asking me to cheer up women who are alone of Valentine’s Day? You don’t need cheering up. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU. You are perfect and awesome just like you are. You just happen to be listening to someone who says you aren’t. They are idiots. Ignore them.
Because FYI? A lot of great things can happen to you while you are single.
I came up with a show called Grey’s Anatomy while I was single.
F*ck Valentine’s Day. Go do something with your life.