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Isaiah: There's No Way I'm Homophobic

6/22/2007 11:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Isaiah Washington talks about his experiences working with gays and lesbians as if they aren't commonplace in Hollywood. And water is not wet, and the sky is not blue.

During an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Washington pointed out that he was once hired by a lesbian, saying, "I've been working with lesbian and gay [sic] for 21 years in this business. In New York, my first job was given to me by ... an African American lesbian."

Isaiah says he gets along splendidly with people of all sexual orientations. He told the Chronicle, "My whole existence has co-existed evenly and beautifully with individuals who happen to be gay." Well, except for that whole T.R. Knight thing.

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double standards    

RASTAMAN44: You miss the forest for the trees - get over yourself. Take a look at #58 comments:

"I have worked with the man....frankly, he is a diva......nasty to guest stars arrogant and rude.....and if I called him the N word- think I would have stayed on the show?
Grow some balls Isaiah and grow up- GET RIDE OF THE CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER."

Hello - he's also been in some trouble - it's just not made public. You just don't want to admit that this man is a racist - Go away now - your rants are definitely boring....yawn........

2585 days ago
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fckusntch    

nice to see abc and hollywood are so quick to fire another minority actor or cancel another minority tv show.

yet so slow to hire.



2583 days ago
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fckusntch    

1) i believe isiah w. is a fine human being. he genuinely apologized and needs to stop. he used the term gay (((which actually has several denotations including----happy, homosexual, weak/punk, etc.))) when talking to pat dempsey, who is not a homosexual. which definition does an honest and reasonable person believe he was referring to?

2) for anyone to compare him to don imus is an incorrect assessment.
don imus has been forever directing racist comments at the black community as corroborated by catalog after catalog after catalog of his broadcasts. his was not a one time incident, but a pattern of behavior. he apologized, but deserved to be fired.

3) i can only imagine the mickey mouse accusations that were piled on to justify isiah w.'s firing from grey's.



2583 days ago
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jewel    

WOW! CAN THIS GUY BE EVEN MORE OF A JERK?
WHAT AN IDIOT, WAY TO GO!
I GUESS EVERYONE IS OUT TO GET YOU, AND IT'S EVERYONES FAULT BUT YOUR OWN, RIGHT?
WHATEVER! RACISM NOW?? THE GREY'S CAST IS SO ECLECTIC, PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST ON TV. YOU ACTED LIKE THE BIGGEST JERK, DENIED, APOLOGIZED, DENIED AGAIN, AGAIN, APOLOGIZED, REHAB?? FOR BEING A JERK? UNBELIEVABLE...NOW HE WAS FIRED BECAUSE OF RACISM. WHATEVER! WHY DON'T YOU QUIT TALKING AND MAYBE PEOPLE WILL FORGET ABOUT ALL THIS, AND WATCH YOU FOR YOUR FINE WORK, AND NOT YOUR CRAPPY PERSONAL IDENTITY....IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE I WATCH YOU AGAIN. WHAT AN EMBARASSMENT-TUNE THIS GUY OUT!
GO BACK TO WORK, AND ZIP IT! EVERY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH JUST BURIES YOU IN DEEPER.... :(

2583 days ago
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Don    

Isaih,
It wasn't racism that got you fired it was your own big dumb mouth, imus apoligized too and it was to late so why don't you get behind him in the unemployment line and you can cry on each others shoulder and tell racism stories!! Good riddens to two no talents.

2583 days ago
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soulfulcrii    

Isaiah was fired for telling the truth! T.K Knightley is a gay man by choice beacuse noone is born that way. fact T.k enjoys having sexual encounters with other men. fact it is by choice fact the Bible discribes his kind as an abomination fact homosexualality is a learned behavior fact homosexualality is perverted fact homosexual behavior is UNGODLY !!!!!!!!! These are facts about T.K knightly by his on choice because he chooses to an ABOMINATION TO GOD by practicing this perverted behavior!!!!!!!! So he shouldn't be so sensitive, He is a worldly man indulging in sinful ungodly behavior he should be a far more tougher than that cosidering he openly sins and commits blasphemy towards god by saying he was born that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2581 days ago
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SAD    

JOSE LUIS MIGUEL PEREZ i hope ur not on the guess worker program...lol.

2580 days ago
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lizouttavegas    

OH MY GOD....MR.WASHINGTON...YOU NEED TO STOP.....ON LARRY KING I COULD
BARELY WATCH YOU TRYING TO FAKE A "YOUNG" MANS SMILE....YOU'VE BEEN
AROUND THE BLOCK. & IT SHOWS!! YOU SHOULDVE KNOWN BETTER......
BUT DONT WORRY TOO MUCH....THE SHOWS WRECKED BY THIS CRAP, T.R.KNIGHTS
STUPID HOOKUP WITH CATHERINE HEIGL (ON THE SHOW) AND MEREDITHS APPARENT ANOREXIA.............DUH!!!!! BAD CASTING ALL AROUND.....THE SHOW IS
DOOMED......GO DO SOME VOICEOVERS TILL WE FORGET......AND FOR GODS SAKE
STOP SPINNING!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IM EMBARRASSED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2577 days ago
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josh    

this is crazy because when i was watching cnn they said mr washington shouldnt tried and blame some else for what he said and. i said ok but why they didnt say that when don imus tried and blame rappers for what he said. matter of fact they agreed with him so that seem a lilttle crazy to me

2568 days ago
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JOSE MIGUEL PEREZ FERNANDEZ    

ISAAIH: STOP apologizing already! You were fired! Shut up and do whatever work comes your way. Remember, you already have to strikes against you: YOU ARE AN ANGRY BLACK MAN AND YOU ARE CONSIDERED A HOMOPHOBE by the PRO-GAY right crowd. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT BROTHA!!! (Like black people say on BET)

2589 days ago
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maeby    


Isaiah also said that he wasnt a baby-eating troll that lived under a bridge..Oh wait, Im sorry that was the Olsen twins..

Well I guess Im more inclined to believe Isaiah afterall.


2589 days ago
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rpond123    

T.R knight is a poor pitiful me, cry baby ! And Katherine Heigl wanted a pay increase so she cried about it too. I'm not watching "Greys" anymore. Isiah buddy, move on from this. You are a good actor and frankly you deserve more interesting and better roles.

2589 days ago
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LThompson    

Does this guy not have handlers to tell him he REALLY needs to shut the hell up for a while or does his monumental ego prevent him from listening to them? What a whiney prima dona. He got exactly what he deserved.

2589 days ago
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Spindizzy    

It's pretty plain to see that this man has some serious anger issues and he needs to address and resolve them before attempting to continue in his profession. Whether he likes it or not, NOBODY wants to work with an angry, bigoted co-worker. I hope Hollywood keeps the door closed with a deadbolt lock until Isaiah can get his issues worked out. ABC TV and the producers of Grey's Anatomy did the right thing.

2589 days ago
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rastaman44    

isiah:

"Grey's Anatomy "is going to be toast next season. These fools have spolied the mystery and the energy of the show.

Don't worry; keep your head up

2589 days ago
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