Isaiah Washington: After Homophobic Slur ‘Everything Just Fell Apart’

    Comments:  | Leave A Comment

    isaiah_washington

    Back in 2007 Isaiah Washington was fired from his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the TV show “Grey’s Anatomy” after using homophobic slurs.

    During his recent interview with HuffPost Live, Washington said that was the moment “everything just fell apart” in his career.

    “I lost everything. I couldn’t afford to have an agent…I couldn’t afford to have a publicist…I couldn’t afford to continue.”

    The controversy started when Isaiah used the word “fa***t” during an argument with Patrick Dempsey on the “Grey’s Anatomy” set. The word was used in to reference to their costar T.R. Knight, who came out as gay shortly after the incident.

    To add fuel to the fire, Isaiah used the word again in the press room at the 2006 Golden Globes following the “Grey’s Anatomy” win for Best Drama Series that year.


    He was let go from the show months later and blacklisted in Hollywood.

    The 50-year-old actor explained to the Huffington Post that no one in the industry “wanted to touch him.”

    The forced exit from the limelight did, however, have some benefits.

    “I became a better husband, a better father and a better artist,” he said.

    via EURWeb

    • Like Old School Cincy 100.3 on Facebook to stay updated with the latest news and original content!

             Terry McMillan Wants to Know ‘Who Asked You?’

    Join the Conversation! Share and Discuss!

    Originally seen on http://wzakcleveland.com/

    Tags: » » »

    Comments

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s

    Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 278 other followers