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Gay Slur Gets "Grey's" Goof an Image Award

3/5/2007 2:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Isaiah WashingtonIsaiah Washington won an acting award this weekend, and no, it wasn't for his half-assed apology for using the "f-word."

The loose-lipped "Grey's Anatomy" doc, who recently left gay-slur rehab, took home Best Actor in a Television Drama at the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards. What an image, indeed!

With Isaiah receiving this questionable honor, perhaps there's hope that Michael Richards will get a GLAAD Award ... but don't count on it.


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Looks like the NAACP is taking care of their own. Too bad they can't save his career.

2752 days ago


He got the award because he deserved it. He is a fantastic and talented actor. I am sure if we went down the list of folks receiving Oscars we would come across much more blatant homophobes and racists than Washington. Get over it...

2752 days ago


Isnt that nice? *eyeroll* Yep taking care of their own. Whoever gave him that award should be ashamed. There are alot of fine black actors who deserve it more than him.

2752 days ago


want you to know sweetheart,we will always take care of our own,because one we get sick of seeing you,and yours everywhere,
thats because whites think they own the whole world,duh! like i think
blacks are here to in yo face.

2752 days ago

He's Boring now    

Way to go NAACP, you have done more for the stagnation of a Race moving forward than any other Organization out there. You;re leaders are satisfied with the status quo as it keeps them employed...imagine if the Advancement of Colored People wasnt needed, than there would be no need for the NAACP leaders. So keeping things the way they are (terrible) works just fine for your leadership.

Uh, nice selection by the way on the award...what is it, a way to payback for Eddie Murphy not winning?

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Isaiah has expressed sincere, deep regret and sought counseling for his bias. He even hired a gay agent. Forgiveness and restoration are great concepts. As a gay and African-American dude, I applaud Washington.

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Thanks Javier,
God Bless

2752 days ago

madam pince    

Black folks have a long-standing bias against gays ... I've had gay friends tell me that the AA community does everything in its power to suppress homosexual behavior and give "shunnin" new definition.. So it doesn't surprise me that the NAACP gave Isaiah Washington an Image Award ... as far as they're concerned, he's defending the party line.

Married black gay guys invented the "down low" thing -- it's just not acceptable for brothas to be gay. So the NAACP probably applauds IW going off on TR Knight.

2752 days ago

Jane Smith    

The reason Isaiah received his award is because he is an incredible actor and has a rare role of a African American doctor on a top rated show. That image alone is enough to inspire a young African American boy to dream to be a doctor. Not to mention, in our community, Isaiah is a veteran having been around this business for decades. I love ya, Isaiah. Keep your head up

2752 days ago


please give this a rest the man said he was sorry what more do you want . You cannot say anything about someone or make a simple comment and everyone gets upset.One theres a war going on which I think most of you have forgoten about or could care less.The hell with Paris Britney K-Fed and who ever else

2752 days ago

Only in    

All you little hissy's uptight about the brothers remark,get over it .You will never be accepted. Come out Come out wherever you are? Your like a bunch of cockaroaches when the lights go out, you run around bumping into one another.

2752 days ago


If it's about image, how about the irony of Forest Whitaker receiving an NAACP award for playing Idi Amin. I'm not sure if that's the best way to, "go back to Africa and touch (your) roots."

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Good when Michael Richards returns to acting I will vote for him

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His character should not have won an award. The other actors on the show were much better. Oh yeah, other races aren't allowed to be nominated. I guess he did deserve to win an NAACP award, the awards discriminate just as much as he does.

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