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Isaiah Washington -- FIRED!

Isaiah Washington -- FIRED!

Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, aka Dr. Preston Burke, has been fired from the hit ABC medical drama, according to TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello.

Washington‘s rep Howard Bragman confirmed that Grey’s creator Shonda Rimes told Washington over the phone that he would not be invited back to the show next season.

The decision was reportedly due only in part to Washington referring to co-star T.R. Knight as something-derogatory-that-I-won’t-repeat-here. In part? Yeah, right!

Isaiah Washington, YOU’RE FIRED!

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  1. 1
    GOOD! Says:

    Dumbass BIGGOT needed his ass fired!

  2. 2
    ~ Says:

    I meant BIGOT. Got excited and spelled that wrong. Sorry.

  3. 3
    [Famous Fug Face] Says:

    Thank god, dude always been corny.

  4. 4
    tanique33 Says:

    i’m PISSED. don’t wait to wrap up your season, if he’s that much of a liability. if it ws that horrible fire him when it happened.

    he was doing everything he was supposed to to rectify the situation. sadly, his might effect my feelings towards the show.

  5. 5
    luvsher Says:

    I applaud Shonda. Not only for firing him, but for not waiting till season premiere week to cause a rating spectacle.

  6. 6
    Sofia So. Says:

    sweet justice lololol
    can someone tell me what happened tho, i dont watch that show?

  7. 7
    Alicia Says:

    ^^^ i agree, its like what he did way okay enough for them to finish their season and THEN fire him. thats not right.

  8. 8
    Jess Says:

    That is probably one of the dumbest things Shonda could have done. This proves that she is a sellout, trying to appeal/appease a different audience. She needs to watch who she caters to, she needs to include all audiences not just one. I feel that next season may not be as strong as this one. Why make a man go through the gauntlet of redemption if all you’re going to do is fire him?! T.R. and Isaiah need to have a conversation, and maybe execs as well, because this solution is not going to sit well with MOST fans.

  9. 9
    hr Says:

    wow… talk about hot scoop.
    i feel bad for the guy.. he apologizes, goes to counseling, and even does a PSA and THEN he gets fired? and after setting up sandra oh for another golden globe winning scene? i’m not sure if the show will be the same w/o him….

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    angelinammm Says:


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    JR Says:

    Good. Seems there is justice all around. Can Don Imus for making a racist comment, fire Isaiah. Makes perfect sense. Anyone (black or white) that acts in such an offensive way should be fired and these two fools deserve what they got.

  12. 12
    Alicia Says:

    6 Sofia So. | 06/07/2007 at 11:58 pm
    sweet justice lololol
    can someone tell me what happened tho, i dont watch that show?

    its been a while but if i remember correctly, Isaiah and Patrick were on set preparing to shoot a scene, which T.R. was in as well but he was running late. Isaiah and Patrick got into words about something, and Isaiah said something to the effect of “I’m not you’re little ****** like T.R.” (he was apparently pissed that they had to wait around for him, and dragged his name into the fray). At least thats what i heard went down. feel free to correct me

  13. 13
    Shar Says:

    Thank god i decided at the beginning of the third season i wouldn’t watch it anymore, with 2 of the better actors leaving, i can’t sit throug katherine, T.R. Ellen and Patrick dempsey horrible acting anymore. The other good actors left on that show are not getting as much hype as these a–holes!!!

  14. 14
    Sofia So. Says:

    Okay thanks!! I googled it a few minutes ago, boy that was back in something like october! they sure waited a while.

  15. 15
    katryna Says:

    YES! Thanks gosh he was fired, I’ve been waiting for it all season! Nothing can excuse what he did…especially that little stint at the Golden Globe awards. “Gay counselling” can only do so much, clearly.

  16. 16
    Jake Says:

    When your at work, whether your an actor,a lawyer, teacher, under law you must respect your co-workers, any harrassment of any kind whether sexual, racial, is dealt with,this is no different whether it occurred at a Studio or in an office, T.R knight shouldn’t have been in that position, Isiaah crossed the line twice, he only apologised and sought treatment, only when public outcry grew worse,his apology was not genuine,everyone knew that, whatever your opinion might be of someone, when your working together, you must respect your co-worker and keep your personal opinions whether religous or political to yourself, Isiaah should have known where he was,he was at a work environment where there are laws and customs on how people should behave and treat one another, let this be a lesson to anyone

  17. 17
    BritGoes2Cal Says:

    This is so stupid….it’s not like I watch the show anyways, but from what I understand he was a pretty important character to the show. I don’t think he should have been fired, pay cut yes….but not fired. Dumb dumb dumb.

  18. 18
    Jim Says:

    Wow thats kinda hard to swallow for him, I guess. I mean after all he went through and they fired him. NOW ?

  19. 19
    T Says:

    Thank god, he was a waste of a character anyway.

  20. 20
    anon Says:

    He also started to choke Patrick Dempsey if I remember correctly it wasn’t just verbal.

  21. 21
    [Famous Fug Face] Says:

    How many black people are left on that show? Lol 1,2 Haha I’m not so happy anymore.

  22. 22
    Burpie Says:

    This is so stupid, IMO. I loved Burke. He was a great character to have on the show. IW shouldn’t get fired just because he didn’t get along with a co-worker. He went to all this counseling and other crap, and for what? To be fired?

    And seriously, TR Knight is like an adult cry-baby, IMO. He wants people to feel sorry for him.

    And then there’s Katherine Heigl. Even though I like her, I think she should have kept her mouth shut instead of commenting on the situation. it wasn’t her place, and she only made matters worse.

    Greys lost a great actor and a great character.

  23. 23
    too many crybabies Says:

    ok so now that he is fired, what will everyone be bitching about next?

  24. 24
    ReallyMe. Says:

    Well now you know the show is gunna suck next season.

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    angelinammm Says:

    so this guy get fired and Paris is free to do what ever she likes after her racist oops (it’s on the tape)

    the show is racist

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