Grey's Anatomy > Isaiah Washington: Truly Angry, Contemplating Lawsuit > Comments Page 4
It wasn't just about his job. If they had released him earlier, he still would have meet with GLAAD. He worked with GLAAD to make amends with the gay community and pushed for the PSA. We don't have to accept the lifestlye of the gay community, but understand and give them their due respect, and I believe he is sincere and has a better understanding. He has every right to be angry, the fans are angry, too. There is no way I will ever watch ABC or anything involving Shonda Rhimes. They lead him, and his fans to believe that he would return, and that was cruel, wrong and demeaning.
Honestly, they're all professional adults and have to understand that there WILL be unhappiness and quarrels in the workplace. Insensitive remarks will be passed and I believe it is really up to the individuals to work it out and respect each other as colleagues. It is plain childish to kick out whoever you don't like and work only with the people you get along with. Plus, I'm sure that isn't the first time TR Knight has been called a faggot; and I'm sure Washington has been called a nigger many a time. Seriously guys, get over it. Tell me which guy hasn't been referred to by a derogatory term - even Sandra has been called a Chink (which IS derogatory, by the way).
So yes congratulations to Heigl and Knight, who have gotten rid of the colleague they couldn't get along with. They had better improve their acting by leaps and bounds since they've successfully "purged" their working environment. One last thing, I don't think Heigl is any worse off telling the whole world that she think
I am glad that they fired him and they should have done it long before now. He was fine in the first two seasons, but his character went down hill when they had the story about his hand. Glad he is gone and I would be glad to see TR gone. I think Grey's has lost a lot of viewers over the past year because of the direction of the show. I don't blame the actors but the writers have really blown it. I saw nothing in the preview for next season to make me want to watch.
Well, at least he is honest about the amends being partly to keep the job. Would you have believed him if he said he had a change of heart and is a different person all of a sudden?? No, you would have called him a liar - again!
His charity work clearly shows that he is a good person and I'm sure the effort was not for appearance only! I think he really feels bad about what he did and that he is trying to change and I believe he can do it!
@Aga: Amen! You're absolutely right!
@sarah: were you on set that day? Both actors said that there was no such thing as punching going on!
@all those who think someone else should play Burke: NOBODY, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY CAN REPLACE ISAIAH AS THE AWESOME DR. BURKE!!!!!!!!!
I can`t imagine grey´s without him. He is a great actor, better than Demsey and TRK. Bang was my favourite couple, a reason to watch, because they were great together, the two best actors of the Show. Now he was "mobbed" out of the show by Heigl and TRK. Is this a fair behaviour???? Who is without sin cast the first stone!!!!
Who is without sin cast the first stone!!!!!!!!!
So he did all those things just to keep his job. There was no sincerity in it what so ever. Jeez, wonder why they fired him.
Asking someone to be a decent human being and respect their co-workers is not jumping through hoops Isaiah.
I know excatly what it like to get fired so a part of me feels for him. ABC should have just said back in January that they were going to let him go instead of letting Mr. Washington think that he would still be working on Grey's.
Let this be a lesson to him to watch what he says and watch what he does. If he has anger issues he should work on controlling that so that this won't happen again.
As for suing....is that really a good idea?!? I don't think so but then again what do I know?!? I do however know this much...grey's anatomy isn't going to be on the air that much longer. I give it another three years and people will get/be sick of it.
I watched Grey's for the relationship between Burke and Christina. I tolerated a lot of the antics of the rest (especially Meridith) because of it. I'm sorry that he's going to be leaving. He's such a great actor.
They fired him not only for racism. He tried to punch PD and then he created some tension on the set. ABC mistake has been to choose him.
That's jacked! So what if he called a faggot a faggot? Isaiah Washington is a real man who told it like it is. I hope he bankrupts ABC and Rosie O'Faggot and all of her faggot friends crawl back in the the primordial sludge they crawled out of.
I watched seasons 1&2 again last night. He is such a great actor !! It's such a waste. He did sthg wrong but then he apologized, went to a rehab... He must suffer from another kind of rejection that is even stronger than homophobia in the USA: racism against african American.
Moreover, we don't know the circonstances, the tensions that were on the plot when he insulted TR Knight. He lost his nerves.
But he does not deserve to be fired after such a desastrous season which is not his fault but the writers'!!!
It is more of a workplace issue now rather than IW saying a homophobic slur. I think the people from ABC realized that his presence on the set is more of a liability. I'm pretty sure they reconize the character of Burke as something important in the show and it must have been the reason for the delay in the decision of sacking him. I'm glad that they did. It's been long overdue.
I'm sad! And it's just so weird for him to disappear like that! I hope that he goes back to clean things up, even if he is pissed, but it seems doubtful that he would do that.
i think everyone has been way too harsh on washington. he made a mistake, and tried to make it better, then had everyone bitching bout him.
it wasnt fair, and i cnt imagine grey's without him =[
this guy did all those things just to keep his job..just like i said all along. he was never sincere. Now a lawsuit...give me a break...this guy is a loose cannon.
The fact that he did all that stuff JUST to come back and keep his job shows me he only did it for that reason not because he was sorry but just for his job!!
I dont care for Burke so i dont care he's gone!! But i hope IW finds some work, he's a good actor!
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