Isaiah Washington Apologizes

January 18, 2007 / Posted by:

Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has issued an apology for using the word “faggot” in the press room during the Golden Globes. The statement reads:

“I apologize to T.R., my colleagues, the fans of the show and especially the lesbian and gay community for using a word that is unacceptable in any context or circumstance. By repeating the word Monday night, I marred what should have been a perfect night for everyone who works on Grey’s Anatomy. I can neither defend nor explain my behavior. I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I’ve asked for help.

I know the power of words, especially those that demean. I realize that by using one filled with disrespect I have hurt more than T.R. and my colleagues. With one word, I’ve hurt everyone who has struggled for the respect so many of us take for granted. I welcome the chance to meet with leaders of the gay and lesbian community to apologize in person and to talk about what I can do to heal the wounds I’ve opened.

T.R.’s courage throughout this entire episode speaks to his tremendous character. I hold his talent, and T.R. as a person, in high esteem. I know a mere apology will not end this, and I intend to let my future actions prove my sincerity.”

His apology comes after ABC issued a statement saying that they were going to deal with Isaiah using the slur twice in four months. GLAAD also demanded an apology.

Well, he’s apologizing because he was going to lose his job. Let’s be real. I bet you didn’t even write that, just signed his name. That being said, at least he’s apologizing and hopefully will learn to keep his mouth shut.

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