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Isaiah Washington Back to Work

Washington1_1The actor reportedly confirmed that he'll arrive at the Grey's Anatomy set today for his call time after a very quick stint in counseling.

Meanwhile, folks are still speaking out about the incident. Sharon Stone chimed in to Liz Smith: I've been called a bitch - and a lot worse - for years. And you know what, so what? People who think that aren't going to change their minds. And I wouldn't dream of sending them to therapy to 'rehabilitate' their feelings. How absurd...Please, I call all my gay friends 'big fags.'"

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    Posted by: biatchh | Feb 1, 2007 8:25:07 AM

  2. read again, it was Sharon Stone!?

    Posted by: Sam | Feb 1, 2007 8:35:48 AM

  3. What a bitch!

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 1, 2007 8:45:12 AM

  4. When was the last time Sharon Stone said anything sane or rational?

    She has lost it.

    Posted by: Jack! | Feb 1, 2007 8:48:32 AM

  5. I would hope that when Sharon Stone calls her friends "big fags" it is not with the vile and venom that Isiah used. I really hate when people use the "I have gay friends so it's okay" excuse when calling strangers a derogatory term.

    Posted by: Matthew | Feb 1, 2007 8:54:28 AM

  6. not to defend the idiot Sharon Stone. but, come can't really force people to change their deep-seated has to change over time. and now he's been chastened quite nicely. the guy has apologized, so it's time to move on. Let's be bigger than the Thought Police. He's a creep, but now other people like him will keep their mouths shut. It IS a shame that a black man would say this--just think if someone called him the N word. If hetero black men want us as their allies, it's time for them to lose the homophobia.

    Posted by: Martin | Feb 1, 2007 8:56:57 AM

  7. Sharon makes a good point. You can't change some people. I believe Washington has had plenty of opportunities to change his ways, but his denial of his actions up until damage control reached critical indicates he has no desire to change.

    So yes, Sharon, I think counseling for him was absurd too.

    Posted by: mark m | Feb 1, 2007 8:57:02 AM

  8. And if those "Big fags" around Sharon were truly her friends, they should have talked her out of doing "Basic Instinct 2"

    I'm sure those big fags were laughing their asses off behind her back.

    Posted by: mark m | Feb 1, 2007 8:59:53 AM

  9. don't expect any rational behavior or thoughts from anyone Hollywood.

    Posted by: A.J. | Feb 1, 2007 9:05:35 AM

  10. There's difference between being called a bitch and being called a faggot. One is earned and the other is just bigotry.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 1, 2007 9:14:06 AM

  11. Sharon Stone is an idiot.

    Posted by: phil | Feb 1, 2007 9:22:09 AM

  12. ^Go Bill

    Posted by: freddie | Feb 1, 2007 9:26:14 AM

  13. Dear Sharon, You dumb fucking slut! Oh, I call all women friends dumb fucking sluts - it's no big deal - it's just funny, and I don't need therapy.


    Posted by: Ed | Feb 1, 2007 9:26:51 AM

  14. Just because Ms. Sharon Stone calls her gay friends "big f***" doesn't make it right for her or others to use that word. It hurts. It hurts a lot.

    Posted by: mikey23 | Feb 1, 2007 9:59:11 AM

  15. With friends like Sharon Stone, who needs enemies?

    Posted by: Kris | Feb 1, 2007 10:08:31 AM

  16. Sure, she calls her "friends" that, but Washington was not using the term in a friendly way. Are they even friends? Does Sharon even know this isn't the first time Washington has done something like this?

    Posted by: El MarvelOso | Feb 1, 2007 10:09:05 AM

  17. I can't help but think Stone's comments were taken a bit out of context. She's got a little crazy on her face, but c'mon now. She's a diehard supporter of the gays...

    Posted by: midnight lounge | Feb 1, 2007 10:12:21 AM

  18. Martin,

    "It IS a shame that a black man would say this--just think if someone called him the N word."

    It is a shame when anyone calls a gay person a faggot. Race, and sexual orientation, does not make people more tolerant. Never has. As for straight black men and gay men being allies, what would this coalition be based on? It's possible the two groups have completely different political goals.


    Posted by: James | Feb 1, 2007 10:26:43 AM

  19. I'm sure I'll take shit for this, BUT, if Sharon Stone continues to raise the HUGE sums of money for AIDS research that she's raised over the past 8 years then she can call me whatever the hell she wants to call me! Talk and Actions are two very different things. Isaiah acted by bullying his co-workers and physically assaulting a co-star, then threw the the term fag in for good measure. Sharon has a bunch of queens for friends who have no problem being her Big Fags (Hello, no one has an issue with Kathy Griffin calling her friends her Main Gays), AND she also raises millions of bucks for our causes. Yes, she's insane, but her insanity has gone a long way towards helping fund AIDS research. Again, actions speak volumes louder than words.

    Posted by: Wayne | Feb 1, 2007 10:57:48 AM

  20. I dont even care about Washington anymore..I just know that I can't watch him on Greys Anatomy in scenes with TR Knight where they are supposed to be friends anymore.

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 1, 2007 11:08:31 AM

  21. Sharon Stone is right.


    Dead on.

    Hit the nail on the head.

    Toughen up ladies, I don't think that the "big fags" waged war and demanded pride and respect for us to become a bunch of wimpering he-called-me-fag whiners!

    Is this story done yet???

    Posted by: mark | Feb 1, 2007 11:28:25 AM

  22. Yes, Sharon has raised a lot of money for AIDS, but that does NOT get her a pass for everything stupid she says or does, particularly anything that unintentionally contributes to homophobia as the stoned suggestion that words are irrelevant does. She is exhibiting the Fag Hag Ghetto version of the Gay Ghetto syndrome so frequently taking a dump on Towleroad. It doesn't matter what SHE thinks or YOU or ME for that matter. It is what hoi polloi who have been knocking our civil rights down from state to state like so many bowling pins thinks and their kids with their soul killing words [which vary from decade to decade] and their BASEBALL BATS and KNIVES and FISTS and FEET and.....

    I swear to fucking God, Andy, you could do nothing more constructive regarding this issue than attach the Anthony Castro story to it EVERYTIME the power of hate speech issue comes up.

    And, no, Spam for brains, Isaiah's "counseling" wasn't just about his use of the F-word, it was also about his physically attacking a coworker, denying that he used the F-word in relation to that attack, recklessly, unnecessarily repeating the F-word on international television while denying repeatedly yet again that he used the word the first time.

    The tolerance of hate speech leads to hate actions, sometimes deadly. And, while changing attitudes is a goal, what we CAN change is behaviour in certain situations, such as workplace and school grounds rules, and collective societal pressure that makes public expressions of hate speech no longer acceptable. No law was passed anywhere in the US to outlaw the social situation use of the N-word, but social pressure has virtually erased what once was a ubiquitous slur from daily discourse. The same can and must be done for the F-word.

    Proud, gay black legend Bayard Rustin pointed out that even lynchings stopped not because of an federal antilynching law [it never passed] but because of the discussion around it and the powerful weight of societal disapproval. The need for such efforts are included in the spirit of his brilliant, simple statement of the core of our goals that I share once more:

    "Our job is not to get those people who dislike us to love us. Nor was our aim in the civil rights movement to get prejudiced white people to love us. Our aim was to try to create the kind of America, legislatively, morally, and psychologically, such that even though some whites continued to hate us, they could not openly mainifest that hate. That's our job today: to control the extent to which people can publicly manifest antigay sentiment." – Bayard Rustin

    Posted by: Leland | Feb 1, 2007 11:37:49 AM

  23. Now settle down. What Sharon Stone is not realizing is that when Mr. Washington called T.R. a “FAG” he was saying it with anger and hate. When Ms. Stone calls gay friends, which I’m sure she has many, “fags” she is doing so in the spirit of fun with someone she cares about; unquestionably Isaiah Washington is NOT A friend to T.R. Knight. Sharon Stone is a champion of the gay crusade especially in the area of AIDS research, prevention, and education. It is obvious that she is not appreciating the fact that Washington used that slur with disdain, contempt, and abhorrence. That is the MAJOR difference. What bothers me is that she broadcasted this comment without being fully aware of all the circumstances that transpired during this incident.

    The main aspect that puts Washington so deep in the pool of wrong is that after it was all supposed to be over and done with (while T.R. respected the wishes of the producers that they keep quiet about the skirmish), he brought it up, not once, but twice, at The Golden Globes. He just doesn’t know when to keep his repugnant mouth shut! Only after all of that occurred (as well as the probable backlash from the ABC and Grey’s higher ups) did he find it crucial to face his “problem” and seek the needed intervention to quell his innate loathing of another minority group.

    Posted by: Jeff | Feb 1, 2007 11:49:01 AM

  24. "It is a shame when anyone calls a gay person a faggot. Race, and sexual orientation, does not make people more tolerant. Never has."

    I'm with you James. But haven't you read a post or two on this site that admonishes racist rants coming from gay white men? I believe one person even said "they should know better." (not saying it was you).

    I think we're in a vicious circle. Some are saying a person of color should not be a homophobe because they should understand the effects of bigotry, but the same argument can be made for white gay men with racist views.

    I think all minorities SHOULD know better than to diminish other minorities. Sadly, human nature says otherwise.

    Posted by: mark m | Feb 1, 2007 12:21:27 PM

  25. I don't think ABC should fire Isaiah Washington...they should make Preston Burke gay.

    Posted by: casey | Feb 1, 2007 12:31:54 PM

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