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It's a pitty.

The problem is that IW is too honest for his own good. Words such as nigger or faggot are a extremely common.

However puritan Americans try to ignore that simple fact. The only way to survive under the scrutiny of the American TV audience is to play it well.

Keep your mouth shut, ignore and deny.

That's exactly what IW is not able to do and it goes to show that the man is not afraid to say what others might think.

By trying to set the record straight he is only destroying his future because everyone, from his cast-mates to the bosses of ABC, are too busy trying to keep up appearances.

It's sad... But that's just the way it goes.

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For the love of GOD people, stop giving this jackass attention, he's just killing his career, wait, on second thought, keep giving him attention! Once he kills his career we won't have to look at the jack off anymore. GO LARRY KING!!

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Ok, I am now officially confused. Maybe someone who is supporting IW can clarify this for me. Is IW (and his supporters) claiming he was fired because of TR Knight's grand Machiavellian plot to take over Grey's Anatomy, ABC and Disney, or is he saying he was fired because of his skin colour? 'Cuz my head is spinning trying to figure out who or what exactly he is accusing of causing the great persecution of Isaiah Washington.

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Of course race plays a part in this. If TR had been a gay black person, there wouldn't have been a media frenzy, the actor wouldn't have been on Ellen, and ABC would have either kept both actors or fired them both. Another reason some of the posters want IW/Burke gone is because he is such a great actor, and the characters of Burke and Cristina were overshadowing the Mer/Der characters.

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I do not agree that IW was fired merely for being black. Sure he made mistakes but maybe..just maybe things would have turned out differently if he was white. One of the big questions with racial issues applies here - if IW was white actor would things have turned out differently?...Was it harder to forgive IW because he is an outspoken black man?

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Whitney....I think that you went to far into saying nigger,that word was never used.
I would like to tell CAT,EMMA,JAMIE,MARY,CHELSEY,NIKKI and the rest of the people that said this whole thing about the race card.I think that race played a big factor, even though he shouldn't of said what he said.He did everthing that they told him to do and yet and still they fired him.They led him on to thinking that if he did those things his job would be saved.I think that anyone would be mad if it was done to them, thinking one thing and they have plans for other things.Sad to say that we do live in a world were color plays a big factor on your life.If your black you have to have light skin and curly hair and only then will you get a better role in HOLLYWOOD.If your dark you are out dated and you may can play in a up coming role as a slave.In the real world it is the same way people copy what they see on tv,light is all most white so its right.Blacks have to sell there sole in HOLLYWOOD thats just what he did and it got him no were.So I agree he needs to shut up and move on,he is making things worst everytime he shows his black face.

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Yeah, okay? If he was fired just because he's a tall black man, then what's the Chief? I'm pretty sure he's a tall black man, too. And Bailey? I'm almost positive that she's black, as well. I'm sick of people blaming things on their race. Grow up- you were fired because of what you have done.

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Seriously this entire mc chokegate issue was fishy right away from the beginning. Personally I still feel that I don't have enough objective information to decide whose in the wrong and whose in the right here. Naturally Isaiah has enough reason to be upset right now and to present the issue in positive light for him. Yet what if he is speaking the truth and it was never TR he called a the F word. This would shed an entirely diffrent light on the incident and the entire media-coverage thereof. I just feel that the first sources of the incident are from TVGuide and similar sources, so can we really say we got credible unbiased first hand information. I personally tend to feel that I know to little to judge anyone. And frankly speaking right now I couldn't care less I love this show and its characters. I love Burke!!!! It won't be the same show without Isaiah!!! After the seasonfinale with the fighting mountain-men scenes and Shonda's comments on crashing and burning I felt something really bad was still to come but I would have never thought they'd fire Isaiah. I am so sad and still can't quite believe it. I WANT BURKE BACK. I JUST WANT HIM BACK.

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Ollyt, Akinde, twocentsgirl and others on here speaking the truth - please do not bother to try to explain the complexities of race to people who can AND will NEVER understand it...so they dismiss it and pretend that black people who complain they are discriminated against are despicable liars or simply crazy. Black people in the US and Europe KNOW what they have to deal with everyday of their lives so it is a waste of time explaining this to to other because to put themselves in your shoes and truly share your experiences would be to open their eyes and face an uncomfortable and vicious reality. And please, please STOP lumping gays and blacks in the same boat as it trivialises and demeans the horrific history of blacks and their struggles with slavery, apartheid, lynching and segregation.

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I just don't understand how anyone, including IW, can claim this is all about race. Aren't there two other successful black actors on the show? And the last time I saw her, Shonda Rhimes is black too. It's a slap in the face to these talented people to claim that his contract wasn't renewed because he's black. It's insulting and in this case, a cop out. He's obviously had problems on set and I'm sure the PTB were tired of dealing with a headache. IW had a chance to show some redeeming qualities after all of this, but now, he's just shooting himself and his career in the foot.




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