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ABC’s Statement on Grey’s Anatomy Debacle

January 18, 2007 by  

ABC's Statement on Grey's Anatomy Debacle

Remember that scene in Back to the Future, where Marty McFly is playing the guitar on stage and he looks down at the picture and sees himself slowing fading out of it and therefore out of existence. His only hope to keep himself alive is to take quick and drastic measures to make everything wrong, right again. Yeah, Isaiah Washington should rent that movie tonight.

Meanwhile, ABC has just released the first public statement on “The Incident(s)”.

“We have a long-standing policy to create and maintain respectful workplaces for all our employees. We dealt with the original situation in October, and thought the issue resolved. Therefore, we are greatly dismayed that Mr. Washington chose to use such inappropriate language at the Golden Globes, that he himself deemed ‘unfortunate’ in his previous public apology. We take this situation very seriously, and his actions are unacceptable and are being addressed.”

I’m interested to see what’s next. Another apology from Isaiah ain’t going to cut it. I think one person and one person only can save Isaiah’s job and that is T.R. Knight. Anything less than T.R. making a statement saying that he emphatically wants Isaiah to stay on Grey’s Anatomy just won’t do. Even then, I’m not sure it will work…irreparable damage has been done.

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7 Responses to “ABC’s Statement on Grey’s Anatomy Debacle”

  1. Brad on January 18th, 2007 6:29 pm

    Judging by T.R.’s appearance on Ellen, I’m not so sure he’s too keen on Isaiah staying around. Should be interesting to see what happens in the days and weeks ahead.

  2. Jacki on January 18th, 2007 7:07 pm

    I certainly would never want to work with that guy again!

  3. duckyxdale on January 18th, 2007 7:27 pm

    Honey, it’s a hard situation. For the good of the show might be to have Burke there but who can tell. I mean, adding another doctor next year might be a better situation for the storyline and the cast. Fingers crossed.

  4. Thursday Morning on January 18th, 2007 7:56 pm
  5. Leah on January 18th, 2007 8:47 pm

    People have said worse ( Mel Gibson, “are you a *%@”, Michael Richardson using the N word), and i think this thing is being blown way out of portion. EVERYONE is guilty of using hateful language, admit it ALL of us are, and when people in the public eye do it everyone’s outraged. And suddenly we seem to forget everytime we’ve said retard or whatever.

  6. MJ on January 18th, 2007 9:11 pm

    Great analogy, Kath. As big a part of the show as Burke is, I’d like to see him fade away. He is obnoxious and just keeps getting himself in deeper and deeper.

  7. KateG on January 18th, 2007 10:41 pm

    There’s a petiton to have IW fired here: