Texas Pool Party Bust: Shonda Rhimes, Katy Perry Sound Off After Cop Pulls Gun on Teens

"When will a group of kids of color together stop being seen as a gang/ mob and start being seen as AMERICANS," tweets Rhimes.

Many in Hollywood took to Twitter over the weekend to express their opinions about the police bust of a pool party in McKinney, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

High-profile industry figures from Shonda Rhimes to Katy Perry weighed in on a video that was posted online showing a police officer pushing a 14-year-old girl in a swimsuit to the ground and pointing his gun at other teens. The officer has since been placed on administrative leave.

McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said at a news conference Sunday that the incident began when officers responded Friday night to a report of a disturbance involving a group of black youths at a neighborhood pool party. The police department said the youths don't live in the area and did not have permission to be at the pool.

When officers arrived, residents and private security pointed out the juveniles, who were "creating the disturbance, fighting and refusing to leave," Conley said. As officers dispersed the crowd, the 14-year-old girl was "temporarily detained" by an officer, said Conley, who did not describe what led to her detainment.

The video shows the apparently white officer pulling the bikini-clad black girl to the ground then seemingly using his knees to pin her to the ground. He can also be seen pointing his gun at other teens and cursing.

Conley did not identify the police officer or the girl seen in the video, or comment on the officer's race or that of the young people involved. McKinney is an affluent, predominantly white neighborhood. Most of the kids seen in the video are black.

Incidents involving white law enforcement and black suspects have raised concerns across the U.S., in particular since last August when a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., fueling sometimes violent protests and a nationwide "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Here's what Hollywood had to say about the McKinney incident:

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