Grey's Anatomy > Determined Isaiah Washington Says That ABC "Fired the Wrong Guy" > Comments Page 3
I do believe that IW is beating a dead horse. It's unfortunate what has happened...but carrying on like this isn't going to do him much good at this point.
I know this is Hollywood and image is everything..but isn't it enough that IW knows whether he is against gays or not? Isn't it enough that his closest friends know how he truly is? Or is all this fuss b/c he's worried about his rep in the industry. I wouldn't think he needs to worry if he's doing a movie right now...obviously somebody gave him a chance to prove his merit as an actor.
I don't know about TK's role in all of this..but it does seem that the incident occurred when IW and PD were doing a scene together..and that the argument was between the two of them..and did not involve TK.
I mean, really, at this point - is this anything more than crying over spilled milk?
I think everybody just needs to move on. Meaning the cast..not us...lol...what else do we have to do? lol
IW is going to be on Larry King tonight (6/22)....
He has a right to say what went on in his own words. I don't think it's a matter of race either. I think it's a matter of who can spin the story to their advantage.
The shame of it is, that Burke and Christina were the most believable. I will miss IW and I will miss Burke even more on the show. I'm getting tired of the endless sex romps. I'm not a prude by any means, but sometimes I wonder if it's not a bet to have George sleep with all the female characters on the show. Don't know how much longer I'll stay a viewer if it doesn't start making sense.
It's funny because you guys never ever listened to the problem in the first place. When the news story broke out about Washington, it had everything to do with a "tiff" on Grey's set. It had NOTHING to do with Knight; only Washington and Dempsey. Washington clearly did not call Knight the f word. He called Dempsey that word out of anger; not as a homophobic slur. So now the guy is getting punished for being a gay basher when he isn't one. Geez, he even played a gay man in a past movie role. Hell, GAYS are petitioning to get Washington back on Grey's because THEY know he wasn't gay bashing. A GLAAD member even spoke out about how Washington has done more for gays than Knight has ever done pre and post announcement of coming out of the closet.
Knight pulled a b**ch move. He knew he was the weakest character on the show. He pulled a grimy move and used the Washington/Dempsey tiff as a way to get the world on his side. Did any of you grey's fans ever notice Knight had minimal roles on t
By the way at the Golden Globes IW answered a question of a journalist which was not very clear in the noise. Did we ever read what exactly was the question By the way I didn't need to have TR coming out it was obvious from the first epis. OK I admit I have a lot of gay friends and I even know before they do when someone is gay or not. Must be because I fell in love with one when I was oh so very young.
I ask myself question since I read in a Belgian TV magazine interviews from PD, SO and ED. They all did a comment about IW firing they either don't agree, think it is a bad move or that the show will loose from it. Did any of you see the same comments in US papers?
IW needs to stop this! Blaming TR. is ridiculous! He's the one who used the word. By bringing continual attention the incident he's just making himself look worse!
I agree with Burke Backer, like always. I think that ABC did fire the wrong guy, TRK was the one who started this whole ordeal. This whole situation should have been avoided. T.R Knight was & is obviously very selfish, which is disappointing. Now one of the best characters on the show is gone & I hope T.R is overjoyed with what he has done.
Isaiah probably wouldn't have gotten fired if he would have kept his mouth shut at the Golden Globes.
bayfront - TOTALLY AGREEEEEE
I Want the family back!
Ok, so here's the thing...I'm pretty certain that I.W. is just pissed that he got fired and is now trying to push the blame off of himself in order to make him look better, but it's not working. if he just have used the slur once, in the so called argument with patrick, things may not have gotten so out of control. but when he purposely used it again at the golden globes or w/e it seems to me like he was wanting the attention. burke wasn't the most loved character on grey's anyway, so why he would feel the need to do this is unthinkable to me. it made everyone on the show feel incredibly comfortable and also overshadowed their very deserved win. i just don't get wat he's trying to prove by blaming Knight.
Whatever really happened we will never know. From all that I have read it seems to me that IW's contract should have been renewed. Oh well, what does it matter now? Burke is no more. I don't think he would come back even if they handed him an offer on a silver platter! It's a shame that Shonda had little or no control in this matter. Or did she? After all, it is her show. Anyway, I will continue to watch Grey's, I love the show. Can't wait for next season!
i agree with cat!
isiah should have NEVER said the word he said.
he offended not only T.R. but many many viewers.
and its not T.R. fault he got fired.
ugh. isiah should not have started to blame it on T.R.
it was all Isiah's fault for saying it and T.R. was just standing up for himself and many other people.
Ugh. Isaiah, shut the hell up already!!
His image? His image has been damaged. Its time for him to speak out, ABC screwed him over and bascially the black community. No, as far as I'm concerned, now is not the time to let go. I knew TR and KH had an agenda, I've been saying it all along. TR knew his secret would eventually get out, so why not use this to come out and blame someone for doing it and get the sympathy. Look at Clay Akien. How many times has someone said he was guy, and he has yet to admit it. And KH, well we all know what she was after, whether you want to admit it or not.
Like I said these networks are such hypocrites. Look at Paris Hillton, she used a racist and homophobic slur and the networks are battling to get an interview from her and pay her huge dollars for it.
And this "we are family" is all a bunch of bulls***, it's all for one and one for all. The community should definitely stop watching ABC.
Bayfront - your comment is dead on. Well said.
IW has every right to be heard, if he wants to talk fully about what happened now, let him do so! For months he stood by the gag order imposed on him and the others by ABC and where did that get him? KH and TRK flagrantly disobeyed the rules and in doing so gained public support for TRK and boosted KH's new movie. And IW? Why he became one of the most hated actors in the US! Fat lot of good keeping quiet did him right? Now he wants to tell his side/ voice his opinion. It might not help matters much but if it makes him feel better, if at least he feels he has been heard then that should be good enough for everyone. "Moving on already!" sounds like the sensible mature positon to take right? Of course its easier if YOUR career and livelihood were not on the line; we can all go to bed at night knowing we have our jobs tomorrow, knowing we are not being judged by people we work with or meet, HE can't. So let the man defend himself in the only he knows, give him time to heal and move on in H
I so wish that the media would move on find another victim since they love to break people's life!!!. My other wish is that IW will have great opportunities in his career. GA will never be the same a lot of people's passion for the show (compared to last summer) has faded away. In Europe the view rates for S3 dropped. This should be a sign to Shonda!! Don't push your luck girl and keep in mind that it is us the viewers that makes the success of a show.
oh and btw I am sooo NOT a fan of T.R or Katherine. But then again it's not like I ever was a fan of them to being with.
I was hoping that this would kind of die down by now but I guess not.
I had a feeling that he would blame T.R for him getting fired and I had a funny feeling that T.R was making it up.
At least Isaiah was/is trying to clear his name but geesh man the show is just soo ruined for me now because the actors are letting their true colors show. What happened to the cast just being happy that they were employed and working on a hit t.v show that had great writers?!?
As much as I love and support Isaiah, I think now's not the right time to come out and speak of the truth cos it'll make him look like a sore loser. I believe he has been wrongly dismissed, and I'm disgusted with Knight and Heigl for making use of a castmate's plight to gain popularity and pay increases. But I also feel that Isaiah should let the whole matter rest for the time being... It won't do much for his image if he's seen as a sour grape.
Poor Isaiah :(
I have to admit Isaiah shouldn't have been fired because he did a good job of trying to fix everything but this dude seriously just needs to shut his stinkin mouth. Blaming TR for everything!? Cause it's PROBABLY TRs fault you called him a f*****! I mean are you serious bro? This guy is just digging himself deeper and deeper. Everyone should just drop this stupid subject and get on without IW.
Look people, IW just needs to take resposibility for what he said. Now he has all this heat and in addition got fired from a great show/salary, and wants to turn things around and say its tr fault. Come On!! I say deal with the consequences and move on its pathetic to turn around now!!!!!
This is about personal responsibility. IW should not have said what he said the first time and he sure as hell should have kept his mouth shut at the Golden Globes. Chances are, this would have passed relatively easy. But HE opened his mouth, HE used the slur, and HE is paying for it. It's as simple as that. Isaiah Washington made his own bed, and he seems to be having trouble laying in it.
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