BB - You go girl......couldn't have said it all any better myself!
Love the show, hate the current negative media attention. It's really a shame that a show with so much depth and great story lines could evoke all this destructive media focus. Right now I cant think of another show where there is not one but NINE characters of equal interest and appeal. I mean television has not had this brilliance in many years. Each of the actors bring something unique and very necessary to the characters they portray and there is no way anyone could just be replaced simply because they share a physical characterstic or profile. I mean that is a very sub-consciously racial remark. How ironic!! As much as I hate to even attempt to analyze a comment that I personally did not witness nor receive confirmation from any witness- I have to... But based upon reports of what was allegedly said, those comments were not aimed toward or used to offend someone's sexual orientation. Its seems more that a term was used in an argument that coinidentally could be used to identify someone else's sexual identity. An opology was delivered to the public not to admit guilt but to soothe the discomfort of those who may have misunderstood the context of the use of words. Surely if directed toward someone it would have been insensitive and inappropriate, but it does not seem to have been used in that way. We really need to develop our social tolerance for diversity and not be offended by words and things that acknowlege those distinctions. Gay is what it is, black is what it is and so forth, with respect, why cant we use those words without fear of being labeled a bigot or prejudiced person??
Okay, here a thought Why don't you let the cast work this out themselves. IW didn't apology because of ABC. He had to stand back and realize just what had been done, and find a way to make amends. The cast are hurting, including IW, and their trying to find a way to work through this. Why don't we just let them. IW leaving GA is not the solution, it wouldn't be the same. IW and SO have lots of fans, and we would like to see it continue. People just need to let them work this out. Yes, he made a mistake again, but he still should be given another chance. I think he should be given the three strikes rule.
Mr. Washington I'm praying that you keep your job. The media has tried to do what they do best gossip and destroy careers but not this time (in the Name Of Jesus) You are an awsome actor, you remind me of Danzel Washington, and Sidney Portier, you were raise right so stand strong for this to shall pass. Read the 23rd Psalm said it out Loud everyday all day if you have to, until you get what it's really saying to you. Also check out Psalm 91. No matter what happens God's Got You and Your family's back and the best is yet to come no matter what. Remember this it's not what Man thinks of you that really count, but it's who God says you are that matters. I believe you are a Christian, and if you aren't you need to invite Jesus Christ in to your life, and turn the mess over to Him. I promise you He will work it out for your good, better than you could ever dream, Trust Him. You are Blessed!
I vote to fire Washington and belive that the network has a legal responsibility to protect T. R. Knight from a hostile workplace. Washington has created a hostile environment in the workplace and by doing so has violated policy. Washington is apparently a loose cannon and has no common sense or discretion. Whatever their differences are, any fool knows that the Golden Globe Awards is not the forum to settle it. I stand up for T.R. Knight. Washington should be canned!
I only remember crying this hard on one other episode, the one when Denny dies. I cry all the time, I'm so emotional, but this episode touched me more than any episode ever has. It was an excellent episode, and I feel terrible that the writer went through that. It makes it even more terrible that this actual happened in someones real life, to know that brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. The acting and writing on this episode was just so amazing. It moved me, and viewers everywhere.
he called him faggot in two different events and got away with it? nobody in their positions would have gotten away with calling anyone a nigger. it's as simple as that.
Okay, this is my last response to the nonsense on this comment section because you all know by this point in time that I am a strong supporter of Isaiah Washington. Nikki, you have no idea what would have happened if anyone had called Isaiah the N word. You have no idea if anyone has called Isaiah the N word on the set or anywhere else for that matter. That is all nonsense and speculation. Last Monday Isaiah was trying to set the record straight. He did it in a clumsy and embarrassing way. It was wrong. But, it was not calling anyone a name, it was saying that he did not call anyone a name to begin with. I feel very sorry for Isaiah. I don't think anyone at GA or ABC/touchstone took any time at all to help Isaiah deal with the backlash from the inital episode. I don't think they helped him understand how to respond to the media or offered him any guidance. I don't think they acknowledged the pain he was in having so many fans turn against him for one word spoken in anger without intent to hurt TR. These are all people not used to the kind of attention that being on GA has given them. He was left out there on his own when someone on the set sold him out to the tabloids, as Patrick said in his interview. This is a man who needed some help and didn't get it. He was trying to defend himself against the continuous guestions by the press and bad jokes by the preshow interviewers like Ryan Seacrest. Should he have said anything to the reporter after the GGs, no. Clearly he should not. But someone other than Isaiah needed to speak up for him. If this is all about a misunderstanding between castmates, it needs to be handled by the people involved. The media attention has made it worse and threatens to ruin the show, because frankly, as angry as some of you are at Isaiah is as angry as I am at George and Katherine Heigl. I don't think it is very brave to go on national television with a gay hostess and talk about being gay when you have the support of everyone. It is lovely for you, but it made Isaiah out to be a liar when it was a misinterpretation of what was said. He should have been talking to Isaiah about why he was offended. He should have been talking to Isaiah to find out his feelings surrounding the whole thing. And KH really needs to stop the theatrics. She was almost quoting line for line her speech to Cristina about giving the scrub cap back to Burke. All of it should have been handled privately. I love the show. I don't want anything to drastically change. Everyone else needs to butt out and let them heal the hurt feelings and move on. If anyone is fired over the use of the word faggot one time in an argument there is really something wrong with the world and many of the sanctimonious people in it.
iw should not be fired it is only a TV show!!!!!!!
Thatericguy, that is just the problem. You don't know anything about this man. You don't know if his apology was sincere or not. You are making an assumption that he was forced to do it. I don't think he had nearly enough help in working through the fallout from the first incident and he obviously didn't have very good advice about how to help himself in this situation since he made matters much worse by discussing it yet again after the GGs. However, I do believe his apology was sincere and I do not believe he lied. He did not call TR a faggot from his perspective. He used the word in an argument with Patirck. I don't believe he even knew TR was in hearing distance. That is what he said and also what TR, Patrick, and Jim Pickens said. TR said he overheard Isaiah refer to him as a faggot during the argument between Isaiah and Patrick. He didn't say he called him one to his face. Now maybe it is just semantics and obviously this is not a word to be thrown around even on a closed set during an argument, but it is not the same thing as calling TR a faggot to his face in a hurtful, mean spirited way that indicated his feelings for his castmate. It is not the same thing at all. People who are out to get Burke, whom I happen to think is a very important character on the show, do not want to take into consideration the circumstances or context or intent. They simply want to blame, hate, and demand. That's what I take exception to. If Isaiah were someone who has had trouble with the other members of the GA cast all along and this was just a sample of bad behavior, I would feel differently. But this was, as far as we know from any reliable source the only time he has had a problem on the set of GA in several years. And it was one incident. The unprofessional way he addressed it at the GGs was not an altercation with his castmates. It was trying to set the record straight with the media. He apologized. There is no reason not to accept the apology and move on.
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