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GLAAD Unhappy with Isaiah Washington

1/17/2007 6:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Isaiah WashingtonThe Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is demanding an apology from "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington for continually making homophobic remarks. In the past four months, Washington has used the offensive term "faggot" twice in reference to co-star T.R. Knight.

In a statement to TMZ, GLAAD President Neil Giuliano said, "When Isaiah Washington uses this kind of anti-gay slur - whether on set or in front of the press - it does more than create a hostile environment for his castmates and the crew of 'Grey's Anatomy.' It also feeds a climate of hatred and intolerance that contributes to putting our community in harm's way. Washington's repeated use of it on-set and in the media is simply inexcusable."

In an interview at Monday's Golden Globes, Washington denied using the offensive term by ... using the offensive term. "No, I did not call T.R. a faggot." Knight then went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and confirmed that Washington did, in fact, use the term on the "Grey's" set in October.

GLAAD has contacted Washington in hopes of setting up a meeting with the embattled actor. Giuliano added, "We want to sit down with him and give him an opportunity to raise public awareness about the destructive impact of these kinds of anti-gay slurs. Over the past four months Washington has become part of a significant problem of anti-gay prejudice in this country. He now has an opportunity to be part of the solution."

Reps for "Grey's Anatomy" could not be immediately reached.

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d-man    

They are both faggots!

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Black Sheep    

I don't get how the 'N' word can be so bad to use these days but the 'F' word is still acceptable. Worse, for someone who's undoubtedly been discriminated against to discriminate is nasty!

2746 days ago
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Mad Balls    

Comes off as an Arrogant punk . He wouldn't last a minute with me . Dickhead . Mind you , he's got great energy but so misdirected . I feel bad for T.R. . My guess is that Isiah can't stand gay people and is directing it at T.R. Isiah , give it up , You ain't Chairman Mao and no amount of propaganda is going to change the story . Dickhead .

2746 days ago
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AreYouKiddingMe?    

This guy is an idiot. He would have been in a rage if T.R. jumped up in front of the camera and said Isaiah is a N****R.

2746 days ago
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phoebe    

GLAAD should stop acting like such a collective faggot.

2746 days ago
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hotrod    

he comes off as having borderline personality disorder. and I hate homophobes. and yes he would be screaming if the shoe was on the other foot and someone called him the N word.

2746 days ago
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GoAway    

I just don't understand why anybody gives a flying sh*t!!! It happened 4 months ago, and now it's a story? God, TMZ, get some new reporters on your staff!

2746 days ago
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Black Sheep    

d - man. LOL. Judging my your 'name' and your comment you must be a real assh**e. Probably a real hit with skanks and skinheads. Got a little thing for Isaiah do ya?

2746 days ago
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Black Sheep    

WhoCares - #6. This all came up again at the Golden Globes. Try to stay current.

2746 days ago
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Great Dane    

If Michael Richards had to make a public apaology.....then so should he....what he said was wrong, for multiple reasons....and discrimination goes a lot fuyrther then just "race"....sexual orientation, religion, age, weight etc......

2746 days ago
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ezze    

I want to give Isaiah Washington a ride home.

2746 days ago
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starry    

How much did Washington have to drink the other night before the press conference. That wouldn't excuse it but it sure could give insight. They are always drinking at the globes. And its a story again "Whocares" because of his recent comment. And if you don't care, don't waste time writing.

2746 days ago
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Lisa    

Mel Gibson apologize more than once, so did Michael Richards, Isaiah Washington needs to do what is right. But I'm sure that TMZ won't focus on this story liked they do the six month old Mel Gibson story.

2746 days ago
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Buster    

I am GLADD he said it. I am sick and tired of all the sensitivity latley. If you don't want people to know you are gay, then don't tell anyone. But don't get mad if someone calls you a faggot. It is what you are.
Just like if you don't want anyone to know you are black, then...... Oh wait, you can't keep that to yourself.
Okay, the straight world is "fagged out" already.

2746 days ago
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Great Dane    

#12.....It's not a matter of telling everyone.....

It's a matter of not wanting to HIDE it anymore......

Straight people don't HIDE their sexuality.....it is a given, it is assumed.......

Educate yourself- you sound ridiculous.....

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