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Friday, June 8, 2007

Isaiah Washington Fired

posted by on June 8 at 9:44 AM

Looks like that PSA Isaiah Washington made isn’t doing his career any good. Washington has been fired from Grey’s Anatomy.

While this does mean he’s losing out on a lucrative career on a hit show, if he disavows the PSA he made, maybe he can get nominated for Surgeon General.

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Shame. Pffft.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 8, 2007 9:55 AM

This news is, I have to say, Bad For The Gays. It's going to look like the pink mafia got his black ass fired -- and play to the right's persecution fantasies. "See? If you criticize homos -- powerful, powerful homos! -- they'll destroy you!"

Posted by Dan Savage | June 8, 2007 10:00 AM

We've found our Schmader!

This is upsetting. As a guy, he's an insensitive, egotistical jerk, and I can understand the decision on a personnel level. As a character on the show, though, I love him, and he's important and there will be a big hole without him.

Posted by Aislinn | June 8, 2007 10:02 AM

Is being called a fag a valid criticism? Well...mmm.

Is being a Powerful Homo That Can Destroy something you should worry what the right thinks about?

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | June 8, 2007 10:07 AM

DAMN. I concur with Alslinn.....I love his character. Plus, he's hot.

Posted by Dianna | June 8, 2007 10:58 AM

I dunno. I'm glad that a guy who uses slurs is held accountable for his actions. I don't think people are blaming the pink mafia; they're blaming him.

Personally, I don't watch the show much, but when I heard about this, I stopped watching entirely. Maybe other people did, too.

However, it it was ratings that got him booted, then they should have taken a look at the main character, Margaret Grey...Cute, but Zzzzz...

Posted by hey | June 8, 2007 11:01 AM

I'm with Aislinn - the show will be worse without him. I'm conflicted about the actor, though. On a personal level, I'm happy with seeing repercussions for IW's actions on the job, but I am a little suspicious about the timing. Why wait all these months if they were going to fire him?

Posted by genevieve | June 8, 2007 11:16 AM

@7: They didn't fire him, they just declined to renew his contract. I assume he was still within his contract for the remainder of the season after the hullaballoo.

@6: It's Meredith Grey.

Posted by Aislinn | June 8, 2007 11:34 AM

Remember he also choked Patrick Dempsey. In most sane workplaces slurs and physical attacks are not tolerated - no matter the role of the employee.

Posted by alger | June 8, 2007 12:06 PM

@9 You gotta be pulling in $20 million per picture before you can get away with that.

Posted by Gitai | June 8, 2007 2:06 PM

No, he couldn't make it as Surgeon General because even with his acting role as a doctor and his dislike of T. R. Knight in real life, he would be considered too "uppity" to be accepted.

Posted by lawrence clark | June 9, 2007 12:04 AM


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Posted by Bill | June 12, 2007 2:54 PM

I have been hoping that his smelly black ass was gonna get fired! Justice served!

Posted by dat | June 13, 2007 6:58 PM

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