Is Catherine Fox okay? “I love her and I hate her at the same time”


Grey’s Anatomy Chock full of fan favorites like Meredith Gray and villains like Tom Koracick and Catherine Fox. It also doesn’t help that Catherine is the complete opposite of her husband Richard Webber, whom fans adore. Ever since Catherine set foot at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital in Season 8, she has drawn the wrath of the internet with fans divided over her willful personality and ruthlessness. Recently, the debate surrounding Catherine has sprung up again with fans clashing over the character with a range of emotions.

Catherine has no problem being the bad guy

Everything Catherine does seems to be put under a microscopic view, with many fans arguing for or against the character. Catherine has proven time and time again that she is not afraid to step on people’s feet to achieve what she wants. She is also not afraid to pull the row when it suits the situation.

While fans collectively agree that she could be the worst part of everyone, some defend her as a powerful woman who had to work hard for all she has. Some time back, some Grey’s Anatomy fans shed light on the conversation about sexism in the workplace, pointing out that Catherine may not be that bad, but that she is designed to look like this due to the sexism.

Fans have claimed that sexism had a part in dislike Catherine. Some fans have claimed that if many of her controversial acts had been committed by a man it would have been seen as strategic and calculated, but this is seen as problematic since Catherine is a woman.

While the argument makes sense, Catherine has done several questionable things throughout her career. For example, Catherine helped cover up the Harper Avery sexual assault scandal, which saw him withdraw the honorary award that bears her name. Fans have called it a cover-up and her decision to rename the foundation has not helped bring justice to all of Harper’s victims.

Catherine is everyone’s favorite character to hate

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Fans have a love-hate relationship with Catherine due to her controversial decisions and constant interference. Recently a fan on Reddit raised the discussion about Catherine being their favorite person on Grey’s Anatomy to hate. The user said: “She says to Bailey, ‘I wouldn’t dream of coming here and telling you how to do your job’ and doing it anyway.”

The post gained traction, with several fans hopping over to the comments section with different reasons why they can’t stand Catherine. One fan said “I love her and I hate her at the same time” to which another user replied with “I love to hate her”.

Another user said Catherine deserves to be respected, although she is not sympathetic, and many commented that she constantly dictates how Jackson should live his life. Others denounced Catherine and Richard’s marriage, with one saying, “Every time she comes to town all they do is argue over hospital politics. Other than a few times, it feels like a loveless marriage.

Some fans also referred to her as a grudge, remembering when she bought a hospital for no apparent reason other than a grudge.

Catherine has a strong grip on “Grey’s Anatomy” fans

Regardless of the strong opinions about her and against her from several fans of the show, Catherine has proven that she is right in the heart of the action. When diagnosed with cancer, everyone forgot they hated her and started begging writers to spare her character.

It was admittedly a different take and reaction fans would have had on a typical villain. As flawed as it is, we can all agree that Catherine’s actions often come from a good place. Love her or hate her, Grey’s Anatomy wouldn’t be as nice as it was without the naughty Catherine Fox.

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