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Isaiah Washington’s Apology

January 19, 2007 by  

Isaiah Washinton

I know what you’re thinking, and believe me, I’m getting a little sick of it too.  But I had to jump online and post Isaiah Washington’s personal apology.  Sorry, but didn’t you already apologize back in October. An apology is something.  At least he didn’t pretend he was an alcoholic and blame it on the booze…not that I’m naming names.

“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.”

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8 Responses to “Isaiah Washington’s Apology”

  1. Christina on January 19th, 2007 6:08 am

    Well worded and seemingly sincere…it sounds like his public relations team has been in overdrive.

    Well lets hope he means it.

  2. duckyxdale on January 19th, 2007 10:24 am

    Let’s at least hope that ABC means that they will deal with it.

  3. Whirl on January 19th, 2007 10:44 am

    Though this apology does seem sincere I have a hard time believing he really sees the extent of his actions…I mean this is the second time. Not only has he offended the gay community but their loved ones as well. Until ABC somehow deals with this situation, and him, it will be a black spot on what is an amazing work of television.

  4. tiff on January 19th, 2007 11:15 am

    I’m torn…. what he did was wrong, but I love his character Burke. I too find his apology sincere. I hope the healing can begin, and that I don’t have to think about the F-word being used every time I see a scene with George and Burke (like last night…)

    Let us just have our fantasy world of Seattle Grace where everyone loves each other and Burke and George are good friends and colleagues.

  5. TheNextKristin on January 19th, 2007 12:31 pm

    Christina pretty much said what I think: very nice apology, definitely the best thing he could do right now. Now we can only hope that this is the end of it.

  6. demondoll on January 19th, 2007 12:40 pm

    Nice apology. I agree, let’s hope he gets grip.

  7. demondoll on January 19th, 2007 12:41 pm

    Sorry. A grip, not the grippe.

  8. Brie on January 19th, 2007 1:34 pm

    Frankly, I think this pic is a little disturbing. It definitely fits the situation but still creepy.