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Isaiah Washington tries to save his you-know-what

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 24th 2007 5:16PM
isaiah washingtonIsaiah Washington sure is involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities lately, thanks to his unstoppable mouth. He's working hard to save his job as Dr. Burke on Grey's Anatomy, after pissing off co-workers and offending gays everywhere with his derogatory comments about co-star T.R. Knight.

After visiting with gay activists last week and agreeing to be in PSAs (public service announcements), today he announced that he has entered counseling to deal with his bigoted view of the world anger toward homosexuals. In a statement, Washington said, "I remain committed to transforming my negative actions into positive results, personally and professionally." Grey's producer Shonda Rhimes released her own statement, applauding Washington for taking corrective action for his "behavioral issues", which makes it sound like he has a whole laundry list of issues.

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To think that Isaiah Washington , may lose his job over using the "f" word is ludicrious. If I had a dime for every time I heard a woman referred to as a "whore, slut, bitch, tramp, etc etc" I would be a milliomaire.No one ever apologizes for those comments and I, being a woman, hate hearing a woman being referred to as "SLUT" We all have to watch what we say and we all say what we shouldn't at some time or other and if I. Washington was an actor, he would not be hauled up on the carpet for his remarks, but he is no differnet than the rest of us and maybe we should all go to rehab or whatever. We are what we are and being human, we make mistakes.

January 28 2007 at 9:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alicia

2. Aren't you tired of beating this dead horse into the ground?

Posted at 6:31PM on Jan 24th 2007 by Angel

AMEN!!

January 25 2007 at 10:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
heyroll

Grey's Anatomy happens to actually be a very diverse show. There are African-Americans, Caucasians, Asians, and Hispanics. People depicted in high positions are both black and white, male and female. (Please don't bring up the chief. Yes, the chief is male. But, I'm sure if there could've been 2 chief's, they would've made the second one female.) The point is, this is a very diverse show and should be applauded for being so. It's a shame that Isaiah's comment may have shown that the appropriate response to this diversity is "so what? nothing's changed."

January 25 2007 at 8:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phish

as i have said before, his issues are deeper than bigotry, and the "faggot" comment he made would have been forgiven if not for his overall attitude.

it's common for minorities to suffer from an inferiority complex, which makes them act out against other minorities or even their own kind.

blacks using the N-word whilst referring to each other, is an example of this.

January 25 2007 at 12:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jaymez

If I were him, I'd have the balls to stand by what I said. Public opinion be damned. He should have admitted he said it and dropped the subject right there.

Besides, we all know the only reason he's sorry is because of the supposed chance he may lose his job over it. What good is an empty apology?

January 25 2007 at 12:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

And remember that you can't scream FIRE in a crowd. There are some things that shopuldn't be said, it's why I keep calling hima niger. if saying faggot is ok than calling someone a niger should be too.

January 24 2007 at 11:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
VSJ

Okay, another Mel Gibson/Michael Richards bigot - Isaiah was an NOTHING actor playing bit parts before Grey's Anatomy. Anyone that is a bigot/racist is mentally ill, so he has the right idea by seeing a shrink!

January 24 2007 at 10:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
orig_club_soda

I dont know what the big deal is. Characters say bitch and ass and all kinds of slurs all over tv. "Faggot" is not that horrific of a slur. I dont get why this instance is important at all. He's an actor, not a politian. The majority of what this guy will ever utter is scripted. This is utterly unimportant.

January 24 2007 at 7:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jose

What a joke this whole thing is. Political correctness run amock.

It reminds me of the great Rescue Me episode where the entire firehouse is forced to go to sensitivity training because one of the fireman called a female firefighter a tw*t.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHiSsf5-EDE

It pretty much speaks for itself.

January 24 2007 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mena

He's seeing a shrink. NOT GOING TO REHAB. get it right. Not liking one gay guy doesn't make you a homophobe. If that was the case everyone in the world would be full of either homophobic, racist,or narcissistic people wo think just because they haven't been caught saying a derogatory term they're better than IW.

January 24 2007 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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