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!"
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.
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?
DAMN. I concur with Alslinn.....I love his character. Plus, he's hot.
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...
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?
@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.
Remember he also choked Patrick Dempsey. In most sane workplaces slurs and physical attacks are not tolerated - no matter the role of the employee.
@9 You gotta be pulling in $20 million per picture before you can get away with that.
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.
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I have been hoping that his smelly black ass was gonna get fired! Justice served!
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