Grey's Anatomy > Isaiah Washington Speaks His Mind, Laments His Firing to Newsweek > Comments Page 5
does it really matter?! his character was great on the show and b/c tr knight is gay ABC obviously felt obliged to have cater to his needs instead of the "needs" of the audience...i hate ABC and i'm not a huge fan of TR Knight! and to clear the record before you hounds starting replying to this post i have nothing against the Gay/Lesbian community (SO GET THAT S**T OUT OF YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW!)
ABC and Shonda have killed one of their most successful shows over something so high school...i love the show and all but serves them right if their ratings go down!
Isiaih Washington is being RIDICULOUS! What is spewing out of his mouth is full of hipocrosy and immaturity. He states that T.R. was making a big deal out of IW's name calling(which after using that word twice and lying about it, T.R. deserved to do that) to further his career, yet he continues to agree to interviews and is constantly shooting his mouth off, criticizing his former employer and coworkers, to everyone and anyone withing earshot, whether they wish to listen or not.
I'm not sure who to believe actually. It seems VERY possible that what IW is saying is actually the truth. I mean he made it SUPER clear that he mentioned 'faggot' while having an argument with Patrick Dempsey and not TR. Also, the second time he mentioned that word was when he denied saying it to TR. So wat's the friekin' big deal? Why can't everyone move on and make Season 4 the greatest season ever!!!
And i'm not denying that there might be more going on behind the scenes that resulted in IW losing his job. Dr Preston Burke is one of the leading characters so i'm sure ABC is not stupid enough to fire someone that significant and loose GA fans..
But TR is probably not that sweet George we know in GA so again there is also a possibility that watever IW is claiming is all truth.
And if watever IW is saying is the truth, then i'm not surprised if this world still has racial discrimination issues..
He had a second chance but he ruined it again (remember GG??)
He should accept that ABC fired him.
Dear Isaiah.. Shonda is black too.
Why does he have to pull the 'race card'? That's got nothing to do with it. Pathetic how this is all unfolding.
Why doesn't he deserve the second chance? No matter what he said,no matter what his skin,no matter anything!!As long as people like Burke,he does deserve we give her the second chance!!
We just want the wonderful show!!!
It's hard to take anyone from that show very seriously anymore. This is just sad.
Shut up Isaiah! Shut up!!!! Chandra is black, James is black! He should fire his agent now!
i dont think the desisicion was made cuz he was black. so he needs to calm the hell down and walk away with pride not talk smack about something stupid he said.
"Im not denying the fact that racism exists, but its also safe to say that GA has one of the most racially diverse casts on television right now"
I totally agree Chelsey, I thought this as well. Half the cast is African American, which is great - I love the diversity. Maybe there is more going on outside of Grey's, and it's more with ABC. Either way though, he needs to stop talking to the press about it.
There's nothing Isaiah Washington could do or say that would make me lose interest in him except rape someone, find out he's a petophile, or leave his wife for some skank. Anything that brings about shame on our family values, that's when I bail on him.
Like many others have said IW needs get over it! He's ruining his own career each time he opens his mouth. I don't think this ever had anything to do with race
It looks like Isaiah may have some anger management issues that he needs to deal with, but that's it. I'm tired of people acting as if being gay is equivelent to race, religion, another minority. It's not! If people want to be nasty that's between them and God. People need to stop trying to force homosexuality on those that don't believe in it. They need to stop forcing us to accept it as everyday normal. It is not! God does not approve and neither do I. I wouldn't refer to someone as a faggot. But it's because I wouldn't call them a name period. It's just another word for PUNK, no big deal! It's no different than calling someone ugly or stupid or fat. Those are ugly words to say to someone. Those words are more of a big deal than faggot, Oh excuse me, "the f word" If Isaiah got fired for anger issues, fine, I accept that. I'm moving on! But, this gay thing is not worth it, not important enough. Gays don't have rights like race and religion or even handicap. I'm not h
You're right Chelsey. Knight had nothing to do with it. He just happened to go to the press and come out of the closet days after the conflict between Isaiah and Patrick that he wasn't even there to hear. The press somehow got the idea that Isaiah called TR that word, even though it never happened. When Isaiah tried to clear up the misunderstanding at the Golden Globes, TR went on Ellen and lied about the entire event to keep the sympathy coming. Actually most of it wasn't lies it was simply implications. Ellen: "So you heard Isaiah call you the slur." TR: "It is such a powerful word." He didn't say yes, he just didn't answer and went on to imply that her statement was true even though it was not what happened. Of course he had nothing to do with getting Isaiah fired. Silly Isaiah. Silly fans of Isaiah. Amazing how suddently George became the big heterosexual magnet on GA after this event. Poor broken Callie from so much sex and how impressed was Izzie when she saw him n
Reguarding the firing of Isaiah Washington, I am deeply saddened by this. Grey's Anatomy will not be the same without Dr.Preston Burke. The character was truely unique and amazing to watch. I enjoyed tuning in each week to seeing what else Dr.Burke would be doing, new operations,etc.
However, what Isaiah Washington has been saying is very disappointing. I am a huge fan of his and in disbelief at throwing in the race card.
I still remain a fan of Isaiah Washington's even though he's been misunderstood about the whole homomsexual thing. Not everyone is comfortable with the lifestyle and should be able to say that without fear of retribution.
In conclusion, I don't know if I'll be continuing to tune in with the permanet absence of my favorite character.
Missing Isaiah Washington and Dr. Preston Burke forever.
Chelsey- a big yeah that! to your comment! I agree with you.
No matter whos right or wrong in this whole situation, IW needs to shut up about the whole thing and move on! Build a bridge or something. sheesh!
Memo to Cat, if you are not Black you have no idea how much race entered into this.
actually, i do need to say more.
Thank you Chelsey, I tried to say what you said in the "Larry King/IW" comment thing and I got a response of "are you daft?". I can't agree with you more.
need i say more?
What i just dont understand, is how he keeps arguing that it was tr who fired this whole situation up. If he wanted to fire it up, we would be hearing a lot more from him. We've heard nothing really, except the ellen interview (which was admitedly, critical timing). Still - if tr wanted to play this all out, im sure the media would love the juicy info. But hes not. I'm not saying hes innocent, but atleast hes trying to avoid the negative media right now.
Instead, its IW whos going to all these different entertainment sources, and complaining. He goes and says he doesnt want to encite a war and wants to move on, but then he keeps sparking up all these controversial issues and connecting them to his release from the show. First it was all tr's big "conspiracy"... now its race. What next?
You know what, im past the point of caring how everything got started. I just want this to be finished, and hes not letting it go. The mature thing to do would be to move on. Instead hes just rea
You know it took him a lot longer to pull out the race card then I thought it would. When this all started I thought for sure he would say it was cause he's black from the very beginning.
I think it's funny that the more he talks the more he buries himself. He's basically ruining his own career. And to put it simply to a homosexual man calling them a f****t is the equivalent to calling a black man a n****r. Had T.R. called him the n-word in a fight or had he even said the n-word in a fight with someone else T.R. would be the one without a job now. He can make all the excuses he wants but I think he's an ass****. He's basically saying that he really has no regrets about using a derogatory word nor does he care that he offended people because when he apologized and did all those other things it was simply to save his job. Haha! I'm glad you got fired then, you ass!
Whitney - you took the words right out of my mouth!!! If the situation was turned, you know there would be hell from everywhere. I'm sorry, but I'm so sick of the race card - the man has ISSUES with anger managment, and speaking as a masters student in counseling, he NEEDS to go into a REAL therapy session and deal with it. A respectable man doesn't need to lash out with words of anger just so he can bask in the spotlight a little longer. Crawl back into the hole you came out of buddy. Lord knows I won't miss you or your extreme ignorance.
He sounds like a raving lunatic!
Hilarious and predictable...We all knew it wouldnt be long he would be throwing the race card...this man is taking up precious oxygen...shut up already!
Thank you Cat, gypsydance, emma, and Julia....and anyone else who sees that he is trying to turn the tables and make himself the victim here
You are posting as a guest. To post as a user, please Login or Register.
Remember My Info