Grey's Anatomy > Should Isaiah Washington Be Fired? > Comments Page 5
Go Isaiah! I am with you! everybody makes mistakes. And next time be quiet, please. I couldn't watch grey without you.
I have loved ones, who are gay and I stick with IW. He is a victim now and TR's way of dealing with his homosexuality surely doesn't help this cause.He is very embarassed about it. IW should have been more careful, but human being make mistakes. He has been accused of this for months, I understand he was tired and frustrated.
I have never liked IW as I do now. He made a mistake, but when you are angry you can say things you don't want or believe in. It happens to everybody. And TR's show on Ellen was disgusting. I have gay friends and I don't like discrmination, but this is not discrimination. IW apologized once, please let him live and do his great job. He shouldn't be fired. Ga wouldn't be the same without him
It's old news and there were other ways for him to deal with it. It can be frustrating to make a mistake and people not letting it go. If T.R. and Isaiah have some personal issues they need to address them in private. I just don't think it should be made public because it will just keep growing and growing. Who's bussiness is it anyway besides the people directly involved. There are a lot worse things going on in the world for people to be focused on one persons bad choice of words.
I am truly a Grey's Anatomy die hard fan. I love IW's role. However, I think that he should be disciplined in some manner for his unprofessional behavior. He is "cocky" and seems to not want to miss an opportunity to keep this mess alive. I think he said it and he would not like it if the shoe was on the other foot. As a matter of fact, he should be more sensitive to matters of this type than most. I'm sure he has had to deal with descriminating issues in his lifetime. I'm so disappointed in him!
I think this should stop sounds like kindergarten to me. Who has never said anything that they regret later and then eventually deny it! Ever heard a christian saying something unappropriate about a muslim, a muslim saying something unappropriate about a jew, a jew saying something unappropriate about a gay or lesbian, a gay or a lesbian saying something unappropriate about african person, an african person saying your country would be a better place without the "whites". etc. etc. I've heard it all in my long life the human being is far from perfect. Seems that all the fuss is just feeding the birds. I do love TR he is a great actor and his private life is none of anyones business. I do appreciate IW so let's focus on the vital issues of this planet. Learn to forgive says the bible no?
I agree with you Burke Backer on what you said it does seem like he is the victim here and I believe that he was trying to clear the air about what really happened and what was said and instead it just came out all wrong. I think he was basically tired of being the butt of everyone's jokes(if you watched E! red carpet special Ryan Seacrest made a joke about how Patrick arrived sepreatly to avoid him and was he going to hit anyone. Ryan was joking but still BAD joke)
If you watch the golden globes backstage clip he never callled t.r. the "f" word. he may have used it twice but when he first used it, it was in the fight with Patrick and he said"I am not your little "f" to Patrick(and basically the fight was about how patrick was getting more attention then the other castmates were just like how on e.r George Clooney was always getting all the attention despite the entire cast being amazing the press always acted as if he were the star of the show).
However he should apologize for
serioulsy, this is not another publicity stunt , is it?
I know grey needs the publicity, but i hope it is not this type of publicity...although in show biz..they do seem to believe that no publicity is bad publicity
I do see Isaiah as the victim here. He is the one being condemned, not TR. One would think he was Jack the Ripper for using a term that was at one time used pretty consistently as a slang word for gay. Everyone has jumped to support and defend Knight. TR was not forced to do anything. He chose to publicly discuss his sexual preference. Isaiah didn't force him to do that. As for the history of violence, are you referring to the two people who came out of the woodwork with stories never before told or shared until the argument last October? Two people who saw an opportunity and sold their stories to the tabloids to make a buck at Isaiah's expense? Who is the victim? It is good advice to consider the source when reading something printed in a tabloid. It is not a reputable source for the truth. I'm not saying Isaiah was right in everything that he did. I am saying he is not nearly as bad as people are making him out to be.
I don't think he should be fired... but something HAS to be done.. after all IW has a history of violence.. you can't keep giving people chances when they're known to be volatile... TR overheard IW calling him that, so even if it was 'behind his back', he still heard it for himself and that doesn't make it any less hurtful than if he'd been adressed to his face like that. He was forced to put his sexuality in the limelight when he may not even have been ready because of this incident.. IW isn't the victim here.
How refreshing to read peoples comments that are thoughtful and not filled with hatred. It is interesting that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance are calling for an apology while Ausiello is calling for Isaiah to be fired. Who is he to pass judgment? Is he even a fan of the show? If TR says Isaiah called him a faggot behind his back, how does he know it is true? If it was behind his back, doesn't that mean he wasn't present? Who is he choosing to believe? This just doesn't ring true to me. It is like the rumor mill in high school. She said this and he said that and in fact neither is quite the truth and neither is quite a lie it is just a misrepresentation of what occurred. No one should be fired. The actors in question need to address the problem and move on and the Ausiello's of the world need to find something less destructive to do for a living.
I think it would be a great loss to the show without Burke, and I would hate for the show - the material - to suffer after this public blow.
I don't think IW is homophobic, and i don't think he should be fired. I do think what he said was completely inappropriate, especially after the excitement of winning a golden globe as a team against some pretty tough competetion. The fact that he ran out from the outside of the line, grabbed the mic, all to make an immature comment like that infront of the entire cast (including TR) was completely stupid on his part. I get he wants to move on - we all want to move on, but he obviously did something wrong back in October. He came clean, explained his actions on Oprah, and now, he comes out and says the exact word he was in trouble for saying in the first place. In context or not, a HUGE mistake.
And now theres TRs story that completely contrasts with IW's newest statement, which varies from his November Oprah interview. Its such a mess, an
I don't think Isaiah should be fired. Yes he said something he shouldn't have. Yes it hurt someone in the process. But should be be fired for that? I don't think so. The hypocrisy would be massive if they did. The only reason this came to the public eye is because Grey's Anatomy is the biggest show on network television. If it were a smaller show then nothing would have been said about it. It would have slide under the table and have been forgotten. But because Grey's is so big this incident has received lots of publicity. I'm sure that this happens on many other sets for shows, movies, etc. If they fire Washington they should go to the set of every single show and fire everyone who has ever uttered the "F" word.
Another thing to consider. Shouldn't it be up to TR if he doesn't want to work with Isaiah anymore? TR was the one hurt most by it and he seems to have been able to get over it. He has actually become stronger because of it.
I'm not defending hate slurring against hom
No IW should not be fired.
I agree that IW used inappropriate words to reply to the media at the GG Press Conference and used the wrong forum to respond to the media about this issue. He spoke in the heat of the moment.
This man has been judged on what has been perceived to be the truth based on sound bites and conversations out of context. This is so wrong.
We were not present when the altercation first transpired. We are depending on others perception and their own biases of the situation to provide us a synopsis of the truth. It has been analysed and misconstrued, rehashed and everyone with a spin has put their two cents in. Even by their own earlier admissions KH and TR were not present when IW and PD had their altercation. Words "sound" different in print.
KH was just as inappropriate in talking to the media - talk to your HR department, your boss or have a face to face with IW. I perceive this to be a self serving headline grabber and she is now out there 293 on AP wires all
How does it benefit the show by TR going on Ellen, unless he's leaving and wants to sabotage the show out of revenge. If TR was hurt by the statement then he should let IW know, and give IW the opportunity to apologize. Like I said, he wasn't doing it to hurt him. No one knew he was upset.
No, IW shouldn't be let go.
I feel that he owes a very big apology to not just T.R but to everyone. But to fire him is too drastic and he should be given the chance to accept his mistake and reform himself. It looks to me that he was trying very hard to clear his name during the Golden Globes and it just came out all wrong.
well click on this and you will hear IW saying his side and also KH....i personally am more upset by watching him deny it over and over on this clip.... what would TR have to benefit by saying IW said it if he didn't that would cause more problems on the set.
okay .. let me be the first to say this .. if washington was fired from grey's anatomy it would totally ruin the future for the show. i could almost promise it. personally .. i don't think something that extreme would be in the picture. but i'm not in show business so i wouldn't know. but i do think that it's common sense that if you let go one of the main characters of a show .. it's going to go downhill from there. you can't expect the show to come back after a loss like that. even for a show as great as grey's anatomy. if it was one of the more "less important" characters .. say a nurse .. then it wouldn't be as big of a deal. but this is just taking the whole blow out to new heights. i think washington knows that he did the wrong thing when making the slur .. i don't think that he meant it at all the way it came out. i'm not one to take up for his character .. i'm not much for him .. but i do think it is 100% idiotic to let a character like that go. he helps build the base of the s
I don't know that he should be fired... that's kind of jumping the shark don't ya think?
i think sticking him in that hospital bed all season is pretty genious punishment on shonda's part. i say keep his part minimal til he quits
I don't know that he should be fired from the show...i just think he should not deny saying it....he doesn't owe anyone but the cast and crew and those involved with an apology and that is if it causes problems on the set....
He doesn't need to apoligize to anyone else or any other organization. I think it was dropped until IW said what he said in the wrong forum....
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