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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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Thats Right!

Team George :)

Isiah Fan @ 06/08/2007 at 2:12 am

I never really cared for GA and only watched it because I always like I. Washington. I hope the whole show goes down the drain. He was wrong and made amends, what excuse can they the Exec’s give? I agree, Paris goes free and he is hung out to dry. Point blank, Isiah was used and then disgarded. OH but had it been Patrick Dempsey, things would never had went so far. Down with GA

I’m glad he’s gone. I couldnt stand looking at the screen while he was on. I kept waiting for a helicopter to fall out of the sky
(ie. doctor romano ER)

back….

in a way its kinda good he’s gone. the show is getting more and more convoluted and is definitely going downhill. how many times can you sabotage relationships (between Grey/McDreamy and Yang/Burke) with ridiculous plot devices. that was really getting on my nerves

Wow, was he really that bad.

We never get any news on those guys here where I live.

I really like Preston alot. Ts, what a shame.

What the hell has he done?

So Preston Burke is going to be forever known as that jerkoff who left his fiancee at the altar? Can’t they get a replacement or something, I’ve always loved his character.

ABC fired IW, not Shonda. She loves her actors.

Well I’m sorry. It’s a shame he’s gone but come on, as a Black man he should know how to watch his language and he should know that the use of deragotary words can offend. Gosh! Had someone else been saying behind his back that they weren’t Isaih’s N*****g , I swear it would cause even more outrage and IW would have been out there shouting and screaming racism and discrimination.
That’s so stupid. he’s black, he knows excatly how it feels to be discriminated against, he knows how hurtful the use of certain words can hurt, yet he chooses to insult a gay person by using slurs. How clever is that? Oh well, he paid the price for that. As a professional person, that’s a shame because he knows well that any apology you say nowadays for an offensive slur, will never save your ass from the fire.
I agree with someone else who said that when you’re a professional, an actor, whatever beliefs you have, keep it for yourself. Don’t bring them to work.
I’m sorry IW, I used to watch GA because of you, now I won’t anymore. Shame of you, man.

Finally! I’ve never liked him.
But I think it’s a little weird that Shonda waited until now to fire him. Ok, the story wasn’t at a point where she could have fired him earlier, but still, it’s strange.
And over the phone? She didn’t even invite him for a proper conversation about this?
But I like that he’s gone now :)

Ridiculous extreme political correctness …

The way it went down was TR and IW were on set, PD, as usual, was running late. When PD arrived, he and IW got into an altercation that ended with IW hands arrond PD’s neck, and in his anger fit he still found time to call TR a fagot. At this point TR wasn’t out and this forced to came out.
This happened in Oct/Nov. While the press and the public were making a big fuss over the slur, the powers to be at ABC tried to downplay it and hoped it would go away.

At the Golden Globes press conference IW grabs a microphone and screams “I didn’t call TR a fagot”. If anybody had missed the whole mes, now it was definitely not going away. IW got a new PR person, went into rehab for homophobia (whatever that is), and made pro-gay PSA, but it obviously was to much to late.

They dont fire drug addicts, rehab wannabes and the likes … What he did was wrong, but he had seek help since then and apologize. Big men say sorry, lesser ones are still on their colorblind and genderblind wagon. Firing him now seems hypocritical!

I am so NOT looking forward to season 4.

16 Jake | 06/08/2007 at 12:32 am

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,

LOL! Have you ever been to a construction site??? Have you ever been on any kind of tv or film productin set???

This is a bunch of BULLSHIT!

But that’s okay, this show is now officially OVER.

Damn, I liked him. Who cares how the actors are in their private life… it’s the charaters they play that we fall for. Some of the best actors out there are complete a**holes in real life, so what? He made a mistake, who hasn’t said something they wish they could take back… but honestly, get rid of George and Izzy. Good grief, they are soooo fr*ggin whiny… and now with the love connection… shoot me! Is it just me… or did she get over Denny rather quickly???!

Goes to show you that you that only certain ppl can get a second chances,ie Paris … maybe if he made more $ he could of bought himself a second chance?

since when is it a racial slur to say ******? why is sexual preference compared to the color of skin dumb? but anyway since imus got fired i know they had to fire him not the same people

sexual preference and skin color not the same sorry

Thank God! Isiah “McBoring” Washington sucked all the energy from every scene he was in anyway.

It would have been so hypocritical to leave him on this show for multiple homophobic slurs (plus other reportedly crazy behavior) while others in entertainment are getting canned for one racial slip-up. I applaud ABC for finally doing the right thing!

So why apologize. If he was going to be fired anyway, and his apology meant nothing, then why put him through all the crap. I hate that “I’m Sorry” means NOTHING anymore. BOOOOOOOOOOO

queen of mean @ 06/08/2007 at 11:29 am

It is really sad that Ms. Shonda fired him…I like him a lot. I like T.R. too,but I so looove Preston-Cristina loveteam…

It’s too bad, because Burke was a strong character. At least in the beginning. But I’m sure everyone will move on.

I’m not sad to see Isaiah go.

GOOD!! There’s nothing worse than the bully at school or at work who tries to make everybody else miserable just because he is. You cannot harrass co-workers! He needs help and he doesn’t seem sorry. He’s just picking on someone who he thinks is weaker than him. Now he’s out of work. I couldn’t be happier.

I’m pissed. I loved Burke and he was a really great character. IW played him to perfection. It sucks. I certainly won’t be watching anymore. And after such a crappy third season, I needed something to reel me back in. I was hoping IW would return. Guess not. Goodbye Grey’s. Let’s see how well you do with one of the best actors on the show gone.

We wasn’t fired, his contract was not renewed.
And I think they did well in doing this off camera, they couldn’t fire him at the moment out of respect for the viewers. Why should us the viewers pay for his comments?

I’m behind Shonda, the producers, ABC or whoever was responsible for getting him out of the program after he double faulted. People should be mad at IW, he was the one who didn’t behave well.

And now the most important thing for the show, please nix the stupid Izzy and George storyline, is the stupidiest thing on earth.

NOOO!!!!
Damn that sucks ass!!

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