“LOS ANGELES — “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington, under fire for using a gay slur about a co-star, met Monday with gay rights activists who said he agreed to help educate the public about the cruelty of such language.
“He seemed very sincere in his interest in working with us in an ongoing basis,” Kevin Jennings, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. “We emphasized that this is not a one-shot deal, but an ongoing thing. He was very open to doing this.”
Well of course he’s “open to doing this.” He’s in violation of his contract and his career is on the line. And GLAAD and GLSEN — orgs supposedly created to support the GLBT community but in practice are nothing more than a pack of two-bit whores tossing their legs up over their heads for Hollywood at every opportunity.
The star of the hit ABC medical drama met with Jennings, who spoke after the private meeting, and Neil G. Giuliano, president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. A call to Washington’s publicist for comment was not immediately returned Monday.
According to Jennings, Washington said he wanted to explore ways to work with GLSEN to address issues of “namecalling and how he might use his various platforms to educate people about how painful and wrong it is.”
Yeah right. Let’s review, shall we? Back in October a fight (apparently physical) broke out on the set of the hit series between Washington and Patrick Demsey. In the midst of it Washington called T.R. Knight “that faggot!” Knight, a working actor with no real public profile to speak of immediately informed the press that he was the “faggot” in question and that he was gay.
As little as ten years ago this never would have happened. From time immemorial gay actors get called “faggot!” all the time — often by other gays as was the case when Jerome Robbins attacked Larry Kert during rehearsals for West Side Story — and then stole Kert’s boyfriend. Robbins knew he could act with impunity back then because gayness could be brought up publically in any context — and what went on in rehearsal stayed in rehearsal.
Isaiah Washington called T.R. Knight a “faggot” and Kinght stood up for himself.
It goes without saying that Knight, not Washington, is the person GLAAD an GLSEN should be celebrating. But they are not, for reasons that are obvious.
These orgas. are made up entirely of cowardly scum whose fealty is solely to bullies.
By coincidence, Jennings noted, Monday was the start of “No Name-Calling Week,” coordinated by GLSEN with national educational partners to help schools find ways to eliminate bullying and slurs of all kinds. His group welcomed Washington’s help in promoting the group’s agenda, Jennings said.
Washington, himself a father, said he understands how the issue effects young people, Jennings said.
Washington, who stepped away from filming for the hour-long meeting, said he is interested in pursuing various options, such as public-service announcements, according to Jennings. No firm agreements were reached, the GLSEN director said.
“I think this is a very good first step toward him showing he really wants to do something. We take him at his word,” Jennings said.
Because you’re scum!
Last October, it was reported that Washington used the term “faggot” about castmate T.R. Knight during an on-set argument with co-star Patrick Dempsey. He used it again backstage at the Jan. 15 Golden Globes as he denied ever uttering it.
Hey, you left out the best part — Washington joshing that he “loved” gay people and wanted to “be gay.” What a thigh-slapper.
Washington issued an apology after he was publicly criticized by GLAAD and chastised by ABC.
“Grey’s Anatomy” led nominees announced Sunday for the 18th annual GLAAD Media Awards, recognizing “mainstream media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender … community and the issues that affect their lives
And what affects our lives quite keenly at the moment is what these orgs have done with Washington.
They should be destroyed.
As for Washington, his next line should be “Do you want fries with that?”