ISAIAH WASHINGTON STILL RANTS ON HOMOPHOBIC SLUR
Isaiah Washington sat down with HuffPost Live today and opened up about being fired from "Grey's Anatomy" in 2007 after he used a homophobic slur. Washington urged audiences to stop viewing him as the "villain."
Washington: "This narrative of me being a villain has to stop. I played a gay character when it was unpopular, when my agents told me that my career was going to end."
Washington: "This 'Grey's [Anatomy'] thing, I love it because the residuals are so amazing, [and] I'm grateful, but I really wish people would let it go. You know? Just let it go. Dr. Burke is done. He went back May 1st, 2014. [There were] 'Burke is back' parties around the world. You can't keep my feet against these coals when the narrative was wrong in the first place. I have to brush my shoulders on that thing, man."