Isaiah Washington PSA Will Air Tonight

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The public service announcement from Isaiah Washington regarding the tolerance and acceptance of homosexuals will air tonight during repeats of Grey's Anatomy, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Here's a quote from the ad Washington recorded on behalf of gay rights groups, which will run during the two-part "Six Days" this evening:

Knight, Washington
"Words have power. The power to express love, happiness and joy. They also have the power to heal. When you use words that demean a person because of their sexual orientation, race or gender, you send a message of hate. A very powerful message. But we all have the power to demand better from one another and from ourselves. We have the power to heal and change the world by the words we use."

Washington has gone to great lengths to make amends since coming under scrutiny for two incidents in which he referred to his gay co-star, T.R. Knight, by a derogatory slur.

While more people surely would have gotten to hear this positive message during last week's season finale, it's still appropriate for it to air during an episode of Grey's Anatomy and we're pleased that it is.

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I HUGE GEREY'S FAN, I am a hardcore BANG fan so this is really difficult for me because over this IW's future on the show is in jeopardy, I still don't know if he will be back in S4 and will not know for a long time and since the S3 finale I am heartbroken and can't even bear the idea that BANG is over, but do you really think that if he had bullied any other minority group he would had been fired right away?
I am not American (as you can probably infer from my English) so this is really interesting for me to try and understand...


My point was that GLAAD and other groups should not be using him in their PSAs. The decision to really just causes me to question the integrity of GLAAD. Honestly, I don't really care what Washington believes. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and the right to free speech. I will keep watching Grey's because I love the show. HOWEVER, the letters of GLAAD stand for Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Choosing to create and air a PSA starring someone who has defamed a gay man seems extremely bizarre to me. And trust me, Washington got a break. If he had bullied any other minority group he would not still be employed.


Hey give the man a break PLEASE! Nobody is above mistake, and he is trying to make amends, what more do you want him to do?


As a gay man I'm pissed the GLAAD and other gay groups would stoop so low to use Washington in a PSA. I don't believe for one minute that he has changed. It irritates me immeasurably and I think it's a giant step backwards for gay men and women. It just keeps the hatred alive. And I'll be the first to nominate Washington for an emmy for his performance on the PSA. What an actor!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)