Isaiah Washington may get fired
Let me sum up: He got into a verbal and then physical argument with Patrick Dempsey on the set of Grey's last year, in which Washington used the f-word to refer to Knight. It all simmered down until Golden Globes night when Washington told a room full of reporters that it never happened and he repeated the f-word. Co-stars Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight went on different television shows blasting Washington. Since then, Washington has apologized, claimed he's "getting help", fired his publicist (why? because he's the bigot?), and hired a crisis management team. Yesterday, he met with gay activists.
Washington is reacting the same way Mel Gibson and Michael Richards reacted when they were busted for making racial slurs. Here's the difference: Isaiah Washington could never work in Hollywood again and very few people would care. Mel Gibson is a huge, worldwide star and even his reputation took a major beating. Michael Richards is Kramer (although, it's debatable whether he'll survive his own fiasco). Isaiah Washington? He's been on a trendy television show for 2.5 years. I say boot his ass and forget about him. He screwed up not once but twice. There are better people out there who are worth the fame and fortune that he's receiving.
[Via Pop Candy & TV Tattle]