Isaiah Washington Update: Actor wants back on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Nov 11, 2008 | Posted by: TheNewsMan | Full story: www.eurweb.com

*In the upcoming issue of TV Guide, Isaiah Washington was asked how "Grey's Anatomy" should fix things following the unpopular firing of Brook Smith, who played lesbian character Dr. Erica Hahn. "Bring Burke back," the former "Grey's" star answered, citing his former character Dr. Preston Burke.

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I for one would like to see Dr. Preston Burke's charactor return, if Washington truly has turned the page with his apparent personal hangups. Not that I beleive that he is not entitled to his own personal beliefs, I just think a little more tolerable compassion is needed and should be expected from all of us.
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He needs the money.
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i would love to see him back on the show, but his old co-star may not. maybe he might know what ASD stands for because charnda wilson sure don't. she thinks they are loony! news flash they may have a disability but they are not loony..

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As I no longer watch the series now that they have fired Smith for blatantly homophobic reasons, I really don't care what they do; however, allowing this homophobic actor to return would be just one more reason NOT to watch this show.

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TVer wrote:
He needs the money.
Don't we all? And also the show needs to give him fair play.

They should let him do a return visit even if for a short time. That would be fair as well.

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the people who work on the show didn't like him before they knew he was a homophobe, and even less after they knew. they DO NOT want him back...

“I will not go quietly.”

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Leave him off. If he needs money, give him a sign "will act for food" and stick him beside the highway.
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First he should have to star in a gay porn movie as penitence.
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There are 10000000 of actors out there - who need him
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It is nice to see that we live in a society where no one has ever made any mistakes; and for the off chance that someone has, I sure hope you are not still being punished for it. What Isaiah Washington did was wrong! There is no nice way of saying it. He has been made an example of and is suffering the consequences for his actions. This situation was handled appropriately and in no way can we let this happen again. But come on. We cannot treat this man like a criminal forever; at some point in time we will have realize (just as he has) that he made a mistake. Yes, he is an incredible actor, and yes, what he did was absolutely unacceptable. I just hope that those flawless people out there (who have never made a mistake) can find it in there pure hearts to forgive this man for a regrettable mistake. I am not saying forget, I am saying forgive. Then we can all go back to watching this awesome show.
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Well said Dr Smith!

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Dr Smith wrote:
It is nice to see that we live in a society where no one has ever made any mistakes; and for the off chance that someone has, I sure hope you are not still being punished for it. What Isaiah Washington did was wrong! There is no nice way of saying it. He has been made an example of and is suffering the consequences for his actions. This situation was handled appropriately and in no way can we let this happen again. But come on. We cannot treat this man like a criminal forever; at some point in time we will have realize (just as he has) that he made a mistake. Yes, he is an incredible actor, and yes, what he did was absolutely unacceptable. I just hope that those flawless people out there (who have never made a mistake) can find it in there pure hearts to forgive this man for a regrettable mistake. I am not saying forget, I am saying forgive. Then we can all go back to watching this awesome show.
Rehiring after being fired isn't teaching anyone anything and reduces the effect of the termination into something less than what was deserved. Would you expect a bank to rehire someone after they fired them for just cause? Just another reason to ditch the crap show altogether.
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<quoted text> Rehiring after being fired isn't teaching anyone anything and reduces the effect of the termination into something less than what was deserved. Would you expect a bank to rehire someone after they fired them for just cause? Just another reason to ditch the crap show altogether.
I agree with you on that comment. Rehiring someone after firing them for a just reason does dampen the effect. But you are talking as though this one action defines him for the rest of his life, let alone his career. I just don't think it is reasonable for someone to condemn another for the rest of time because of a mistake. People learn and in reality we learn the best from the mistakes we make. I think one would be extremely ignorant not acknowledging the fact that we all make mistakes (some obviously bigger then others). If Washington understands what he did was wrong, and will not let it happen again, I see no reason to keep him off. If you believe that this man should be punished forever then I only hope that you hold yourself to the same unrealistic standards (to which I highly doubt). And as for your last sentence; " Just another reason to ditch the crap show altogether.", I just want to mention, this is not about the show. Being a fan (or in your opinion not) just gives biases to an extremely important topic. This is not about the show. This is about a man's job and furthermore his life. All I am saying is people need to be more compassionate (as mentioned above) and stop hounding this man for his mistake, because you and I both know, we all make them.

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I agree with you on that comment. Rehiring someone after firing them for a just reason does dampen the effect. But you are talking as though this one action defines him for the rest of his life, let alone his career. I just don't think it is reasonable for someone to condemn another for the rest of time because of a mistake. People learn and in reality we learn the best from the mistakes we make. I think one would be extremely ignorant not acknowledging the fact that we all make mistakes (some obviously bigger then others). If Washington understands what he did was wrong, and will not let it happen again, I see no reason to keep him off. If you believe that this man should be punished forever then I only hope that you hold yourself to the same unrealistic standards (to which I highly doubt). And as for your last sentence; " Just another reason to ditch the crap show altogether.", I just want to mention, this is not about the show. Being a fan (or in your opinion not) just gives biases to an extremely important topic. This is not about the show. This is about a man's job and furthermore his life. All I am saying is people need to be more compassionate (as mentioned above) and stop hounding this man for his mistake, because you and I both know, we all make them.
The show stinks, always has. His rehiring says that he was let go to appease the crowd because of the controversy. His "job" and his "life"? Get real. If he were really that talented there are many places that would have hired him just for the notoriety. "Compassion" for someone making a slur that was degrading of both another actor and an entire segment of the population? "Compassion" for someone who made more money per episode than many make in an entire year of work and hasn't shown ANY effort toward "making up" for that slur, such as volunteering time to help those he degraded with those words? Actions, not words. "I'm sorry that I got caught and has the controversy died enough to allow me back on the show", is more like it. Forgiveness is earned, much like trust, and he hasn't earned it at all.
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As said before, the reason Washington was fired is because he was wrong. Slurs like that must be dealt with the utmost seriousness, and it was. That slur was a public comment (which was made in words, not actions) and deserved a public apology (which was also in words). Washington not only apologized to T. R. Knight but also to the whole gay community, which is expected of him. You talk about how much money he makes (which is irrelevant by the way) and you say that he should volunteer his time to the people who he offended. That is absurd. Then you say that they should ‘give him a sign "will act for food" and stick him beside the highway' which is also absolute nonsense. Actions do speak louder then words, but really the best action here is for Washington (and others that make similar comments) to change. The best action is for this to not happen again (unless you disagree with me?). In all seriousness this is not about the money, or about the "show stink[ing], or about how terrible of an actor you think he is; this is about the slur that was made and the actions that were taken because of it. There is no need for you to dilute this discussion with irrelevant personal opinions. The end point is if he cleans himself up in whatever way necessary, I think he deserves another chance. I also think it is quite amusing how you wish to condemn a man for making a hate comment against a gay individual, and yet you relentlessly disapprove of Washington for disapproving of another individual. Good work; keep the vicious circle going. Someone needs to end this nonsense. We can sit here as long as we want and discuss this but the fact of the matter is what Washington did was wrong. However, he has suffered the consequences, so I think it is about time we let it go.

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As said before, the reason Washington was fired is because he was wrong. Slurs like that must be dealt with the utmost seriousness, and it was. That slur was a public comment (which was made in words, not actions) and deserved a public apology (which was also in words). Washington not only apologized to T. R. Knight but also to the whole gay community, which is expected of him. You talk about how much money he makes (which is irrelevant by the way) and you say that he should volunteer his time to the people who he offended. That is absurd. Then you say that they should ‘give him a sign "will act for food" and stick him beside the highway' which is also absolute nonsense. Actions do speak louder then words, but really the best action here is for Washington (and others that make similar comments) to change. The best action is for this to not happen again (unless you disagree with me?). In all seriousness this is not about the money, or about the "show stink[ing], or about how terrible of an actor you think he is; this is about the slur that was made and the actions that were taken because of it. There is no need for you to dilute this discussion with irrelevant personal opinions. The end point is if he cleans himself up in whatever way necessary, I think he deserves another chance. I also think it is quite amusing how you wish to condemn a man for making a hate comment against a gay individual, and yet you relentlessly disapprove of Washington for disapproving of another individual. Good work; keep the vicious circle going. Someone needs to end this nonsense. We can sit here as long as we want and discuss this but the fact of the matter is what Washington did was wrong. However, he has suffered the consequences, so I think it is about time we let it go.
He hasn't "suffered" anything but a slap on the wrist, repeated the slur during a press conference and attempted to play it off as nothing. I "expect" the same reaction to this slur as Michael Richards got over his "slur".
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He hasn't suffered? The man lost his job and has the entire gay community following him around like a storm cloud. We are supposed to live in a country where people are free to speak there minds, which we obviously can't And above all T. R. Knight IS GAY. If someone called me "straight" i would smile and say, "yes, i am." Burke has suffered and I think that he should be allowed another chance if it were in the best interest of the show and it's fans.

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I agree with you on that comment. Rehiring someone after firing them for a just reason does dampen the effect. But you are talking as though this one action defines him for the rest of his life, let alone his career. I just don't think it is reasonable for someone to condemn another for the rest of time because of a mistake. People learn and in reality we learn the best from the mistakes we make. I think one would be extremely ignorant not acknowledging the fact that we all make mistakes (some obviously bigger then others). If Washington understands what he did was wrong, and will not let it happen again, I see no reason to keep him off. If you believe that this man should be punished forever then I only hope that you hold yourself to the same unrealistic standards (to which I highly doubt). And as for your last sentence; " Just another reason to ditch the crap show altogether.", I just want to mention, this is not about the show. Being a fan (or in your opinion not) just gives biases to an extremely important topic. This is not about the show. This is about a man's job and furthermore his life. All I am saying is people need to be more compassionate (as mentioned above) and stop hounding this man for his mistake, because you and I both know, we all make them.
When you do something blatant enough to get yourself fired, you're normally fired for good from that employer. The producers of Grey's Anatomy are not preventing him from getting work elsewhere. There are other shows. He blew his chance at Grey's. He needs to move on and accept that.

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He hasn't suffered? The man lost his job and has the entire gay community following him around like a storm cloud. We are supposed to live in a country where people are free to speak there minds, which we obviously can't And above all T. R. Knight IS GAY. If someone called me "straight" i would smile and say, "yes, i am." Burke has suffered and I think that he should be allowed another chance if it were in the best interest of the show and it's fans.
Ah, but he didn't call him just "gay", he used a SLUR, no different than Michael Richards dropping the N-bomb. Having no clue about freedom of speech, you would find such a slur acceptable, as are the actions of those offended by his words. There is no need to rehire the bigot. Obviously you are a few fries short of a happy meal.
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<quoted text>He hasn't "suffered" anything but a slap on the wrist, repeated the slur during a press conference and attempted to play it off as nothing. I "expect" the same reaction to this slur as Michael Richards got over his "slur".
Obviously you think this topic is hopeless. Well I sure hope not or the minorities of the world will be in for a long, rough road. Change can and will happen if the chance is given. But just as I can't prove he has changed, you can't prove he hasn't changed. But you are making it extremely difficult for someone to prove themselves worthy.

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