Grey's Anatomy > Determined Isaiah Washington Says That ABC "Fired the Wrong Guy" > Comments Page 2
Sorry there is no link and for France I don't know the only thing I can do is take a picture of the article and mail it to the webmaster of this site. As long as it does not have a negative effect on the actors!!! One never knows what type of vengeance ABC could have in mind!!!
I am so done with this subject already....geez, talk about beating a dead horse!! He's upset, I get it. I'd be too. I really did like his character too and yes I'm upset to see him go, but what's that old saying, one door closes and another one opens...
I'm just thinking burning bridges might not be the best idea in the world....Plus, look at everything he is saying about the entire cast, after so many have stood by him. Not good my friends....not good at all.
Since when did "faggot" become a cuss word? One day they can say it on television, the next it's ****ed out... that's totally... well I shouldn't say. I might get fired.
Okay guys, the only way to really get mad about the firing of IW is to stop watching the show!!! I know drastic...but drastic measures are needed !!! I am tired of the whole Knight/Heigl storyline any way. So so long Grey's.
Hi Belgian Grey,
Where can one get a copy of the magazine or article from where you pulled the comments by PD, SO and ED. Is it available in France??
Or could you scan a copy of the article for us to read.
Belgian Grey could you please give us a link or upload the page of the magazine?
Here is what they said in the TELEPRO magazine:
PD I regret that the press made such a fuss about the initial problem. I had the opportunity to talk it out with IW who made amends. I am dismayed by his departure.
SO: Burke will always be present in Crisitina's life. I hope that the producers will change their minds about firing IW.
ED This is a real loss for the serie.
Belgian Grey - I haven't seen anything in the press here - can you send links or tell us what you've read? THANKS!
I'm standing behind IW all the way. I hope he gets another chance on a different TV show.
BG - you're right, I had bad information. Sorry to all, like me, that expected it on Friday!
Belgian Grey, No I haven's seen that article in the US press, but I would really like to read it.
I am repeating my question did anyone read the reactions of PD, SO and ED in the US press? Here we have it so I guess you should also have their comments or don't you? Thanks for feedback.
Interestingly enough Ted Casbalanca talks about his "fagiola" friends in his column. Is that better than the word Isaiah used in an argument with another straight man? I find it interesting that people post that Isaiah hurt a lot of people by using the f-word in a private argument on a closed set. He made no public statement. Who is the person who brought this to the media? Who is the person who caused this word to be repeated over and over again over the past eight months. Certainly not Isaiah Washington. Who is actually the one with so little regard for the gay community? I would submit to you that it is not Isaiah Washington.
I'm not sure, Alessia. If it were me that people had been bulding a case against based on lies and manipulation of the truth, I would really want to clear my name and make sure that my side of the story was heard even if some people do not believe me. I'm glad he is speaking out at last. As a fan, I feel vindicated in my belief in him. He has emailed some of us to read this article because what we think of him matters to him. I find him to be a completely good person who has been unfairly tried and convicted in the media based on very little factual information. My heart goes out to him and his family and I really hope that someone neutral comes forward to corroborate his side of the events of October 9th. I do not have a single doubt but what he is telling the truth. I know that his version of what happened at the Golden Globes is true because I have it on tape and I know he was responding to a question by Ted Casablanca from eonline about the supposed homophobic slur. Casabl
Justin and Sam, why is it so hard for you to even entertain the idea that Isaiah is telling the truth and that TR, as I have said all along, has been using this entire incident for self promotion? Go to www.keithboykin.com for more of this story. TR is not coming off as the "poor victim" that he has portrayed himself for the benefit of the media. He comes off as a manipulative, self serving, jerk who happens to be gay. I believe Isaiah without question. It is the only explanation that makes any sense considering Isaiah has had two decades in the entertainment business and not one incident to point to any homophobic behavior prior to this supposed incident. In fact, just the opposite, Isaiah has made very public and supportive statements about the gay community as far back as a decade ago. Patrick Dempsey has supported Isaiah over the past eight months in any way that ABC will allow. Just because he is a gay man, does not make TR ethical, honest, or even a very nice person. I a
Life is full of should haves and shouldn't haves. IW should have not lost his tempers but he did. IW should have apologized and he did. IW should not have said anything on GG but he did. IW should have (according to his ABC bosses)apologized/etc and he did to keep his job AND show his remorse. IW should'nt lose his job but he did. IW should lose his job and he did. IW should not have brought out the hidden stuff but he did. IW should not defend himself but he is. IW should be forgiven, he shouldn't. IW should be given another chance, he shouldn't. Change to IW to I or You, I wonder what the should have's and shouldn't haves will be.
An on-set situation exploded into the media. Mistakes were made by both parties. It's unfortunate Isaiah Washington got fired. If he wants to try to clear his name, he has a right to (even if it may not help him). All I know is I will miss his character on the show.
However, I do agree "stop it with the homophobic crap."
The child in this situation is TR. I don't believe for one minute that this would have ended with the GG incident, if that was true then the GG incident wouldn't have happened. People had allready made up their minds when the story was first leaked. TR wasn't going to let it go. He was scheduled to be on the Ellen show before the GG.
IW is not trying to blame anyone, he's just telling his side, something he wasn't able to do, and he needs to that if only for his well being, and as a fan I would like to hear him, because I've always stood behind him and knew he wasn't the villian in thiis. He's not doing this to change the minds of the haters are the gays that hate him, he's doing it for his peace of mine And I still feel there was more that Shonda Rhimes could have done to help this situation, but she was just looking out for...other things. When IW made the comment at the GG, she smiiled because she knew his statement wasn't meant to be hurtful toward TR.
DixieGirl IW will be with Larry King on the 29th only.
I am really disappointed with ABC over this decision. I enjoy watching Grey's Anatomy. Yes, IW made a terrible decision and said horrible things about a cast mate. Yes, others have been fired in the past for saying raciest and sexist remarks. IW did everything that ABC required and I believe that he truly learned his lesson.
IW is one of the few African American leading men on television. He made the character of Dr. Burke interesting, funny, sympathetic and intelligent. Dr. Burke is a leading role on the show. I watch Grey's Anatomy because of the diversity of the characters and the different nuances of the actors. I enjoy IW's portrayal of Dr. Burke and am disappointed to see him and his character leave the show. IW and the other cast members are the added spark that makes the show sizzle.
I believe ABC needs to re-evaluate their position on this matter. I will still watch the show however I disagree with ABC's handling of the IW incident and the Star Jones i
And just like his kool-aide drinking fans he puts the blame on everyone but himself.
The cast of GA had resolved their issues. If Washington had kept his mouth shut at the Golden Globes then this probably wouldn't be happening. He brought this entire mess on himself and it's really sad he can't see that because if he hasn't seen it by now he probably never will. And will continue to repeat his bad behavoir.
And stop it with the racist crap. I never saw him as an angry black man, I don't even see him as an angry man. I don't see him as a MAN at all. He's a child who never learned how to play with others and whines and cries when he doesn't get his way. A real man takes responsibility for his actions.
I am tired of all of this since Washington is really not worth the commotion in any way at all. He was a weak link on the show as an actor and as a character and it is good that they were able to realize this and get rid of him for whatever reason. I am sure that he is headed for oblivion now and he will just have to come to terms with it. I am also tired of the whole American Straight Agenda. It is really the downfall of the country. Other countries in the world are enlightened and not constantly bombarded by the mind turds of the bible belt.
Hmm...now that we've being hearing one side of the story, it's time to hear the other side. This is the reason why IW hadn't been talking - another condition in order to keep his job. I knew there were pieces missing to this puzzle, and those pieces had TR and KH faces on them, but I also knew PD involvement were more than the show was letting on.
i loved burke!!!!!
wont be the same with out him!
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