Grey’s Anatomy: Trouble on set

Washington & Knight

Grey’s Anatomy, a medical drama currently in its 3rd season and recent winner of a Golden Globe award for best television drama is in the news over anti-gay slurs cast by a cast member.

So what exactly happened? On October 9, T.R. Knight (Dr George O’Malley) was late to a shoot for Grey’s Anatomy. Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy) insisted on waiting for Knight while Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) did not see eye to eye with Dempsey’s point of view. The disagreement quickly became heated with rumors that Isaiah Washington uttering a homophobic slur (specifically, faggot) before T.R. Knight arrived on the set.

Since then, Knight has come out of the closet and talked about the incident on Ellen Degeneres’ Show, Washington has grabbed the mike at the Golden Globes and said, “No, I did not call T.R. a faggot, Never happened, never happened”, also issued a public apology and has had the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) calling for his neck with a petition calling for him to be fired from the show (as at my posting this, there were 18, 270 signatures).

So what happens to Washington now? The network, ABC, has rebuked him and the show’s creator, Shonda Rimes had said she finds it “ridiculous and offensive” that they would consider replacing a member of the family. I think Washington has a lot of reconciling and ass-kissing to do and if he can swallow his pride, admit he was wrong and humbly apologize he would be OK and this wind will soon blow by…unless he grabs the mike again and starts opening his big mouth…

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~ by bizzle4rizzle on January 22, 2007.

2 Responses to “Grey’s Anatomy: Trouble on set”

  1. Nothing says I am sorry and not a homophobic than a story line that cast Washington’s character as a guy doctor. If he is a homophobic he will just quit but that will make GLAAD happy. Just my opinion

  2. I think that we are all different for a reason and we should learn to appreciate each other’s differences. Washington’s views/personal opinions are his and there’s really nothing we can do about it but him quitting the set for GLAAD’s satisfaction won’t help to foster understanding. He could develop a deeper hatred for the gay community that way. They should sit and talk about things and at least part on an amicable, understanding platform.

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