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Isaiah Washington Becomes African Citizen

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Former 'F word' user Isaiah Washington is reconnecting with his roots.

The Grey's Anatomy alum has just become an African citizen.

Isaiah just emailed the following statement to us:

Hello ALL,

Well…as I sit here in the TGMF office completely numb yet elated. I am at a lost for words. Minister Zainab Bangura has phoned me from New York to "officially" tell me that I am now a citizen of Sierra Leone and that I need to send her 2 photos for the Sierra Leone Passport that awaits me in Freetown. I could go on and on about how much that phone call means to me, but I will simply defer you all to the "Recent Work" section on Google's Wikipedia. President Koroma now goes down in history as the "first" African President to issue an African-American full citizenship based on DNA. Congrats to all who have been on this historical journey with me. Mission Accomplished. That said, I'm so moved right now that I am literally wiped out with the gravity of this new reality. Going home to celebrate with my "dual citizenship" with my family…One Love

IW

Congrats.

[Image via Celebrity Babylon.]

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95 comments to “Isaiah Washington Becomes African Citizen”



  1. 1

    I'm at a loss for words! Happy now!



  2. 2

    i have duel citizenship too….usa and uk……….alert the media….big fucking deal



  3. 3

    "African citizen"?
    Africa is not a country, perez.
    YOu been lernin' with Sarah?



  4. 4

    Very cool.



  5. 5

    i was born in england so i don't have american citizenship even though i've been living here for about 15 years now…….my friends think im an illegal immigrant but i'm not



  6. 6

    p.s. who the fuck cares about this? and i hate his stupid cheezy grin. he looks like he's trying to be like a rockette or something

  7. BTS says – reply to this


    7

    I am at a "loss" not "lost" for words…and I will "refer" not "defer" you to the wikipedia site. He comes off really pompous and intelligent as an actor. He must be extremely talented ;)



  8. 8

    I'm not sure what I think about this– should I get Romanian citizenship based on my distant DNA relationship to its people? I don't know shit about the country, but maybe I should have citizenship anyway! Hrmmm.



  9. 9

    sooo Issah… what are you going to do for your new country…. be a million or two could really make a difference there…. so step up.



  10. 10

    SEE YA!!!!!



  11. 11

    Re: AtomicKitty – True that, directly contributing a few thousand of his "hard earned" dollars could make an impact– let's see if he actually does anything though…



  12. 12

    IW:
    gaining that second passport has everything to do with your hollywood status, NOT your DNA.



  13. 13

    Re: BTS – He's the fucking shit, haven't you heard? That's why he gets around all those silly governmental barriers. Bahahahaha.



  14. 14

    He is so fiiiine.



  15. 15

    You fucking douche. He has become a citizen of Sierra Leone. Africa is not a country. You make fun of Sarah Palin and are just as stupid, if not more.



  16. 16

    Re: Sensitivity – aaargh ;)



  17. 17

    get lost you piece of AFRICAN SHIT……
    the country that gave you YOUR claim to fame….bids you a sweet kick in the black ass that you are………
    GOODBYE!!!
    we don't want you here….understand?????
    no dual citizenship………GET THE FUCK LOST!!!!



  18. 18

    Re: mamajud – Arrrrrghh Mama Judd!!!! No LB today?



  19. 19

    African is not a country!! It's a Continent!!!



  20. 20

    Uhm, ok? Are we supposed to care?



  21. 21

    I am so tired of people talking about Africa. If they are so interested in helping out or becoming a citizen, why don't they move and live there?
    If he truly wants to be a citizen then he should move to any of the African nations-Africa is a continent not a country- and while he is at it he should take Oprah, Dave Chappel, Bono, and all the other fakers.



  22. 22

    with him



  23. 23

    Now buy him a oneway ticket. Let him live it up in luxury with cable, highspeed internet, his blackberry, et cetera, in Sierra Leone.
    If he doesn't get sliced to bits in a civil war or tribal conflict.
    We don't want him here.



  24. 24

    Hmm… considering everyone's DNA is 99.9% identical, and it is impossible to determine someone's "race" based on a DNA sample…



  25. 25

    Google owns wikipedia???



  26. 26

    Well, let's hope he goes back there and stays.



  27. 27

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    Wow. As an American, I am totally gutted by this.
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    Good riddance, fool.
    -



  28. 28

    PEREZ , TODAY YOUR NOT QUITE THE LAZY FUCK YOU WERE ON THE WEEKEND BUT YOU ARE STILL ONE LAZY HOMO!!!!!!!!!!!



  29. 29

    Re: Sensitivity – she's a busy gal!……maybe she was meeting w/ her paternity lawyer….lol



  30. 30

    Re: NickJonasIsMyMan – FYI, you are an illegal immigrant.



  31. 31

    Go home and stay there



  32. 32

    Yeah… ok whatever….



  33. 33

    Africa is a continent…Sierra Leone is a country. Good way to completely generalize and marginalize a country and its people.
    Paging Perez Palin?



  34. 34

    Re: tayman – how about a little jowl baby!!



  35. 35

    Re: mamajud – Yaaaaa..I still say its B for Balsac!!



  36. 36

    What a f*cktard. So he's a citizen of Sierra Leone. Woop dee f*cking do.



  37. 37

    Re: Megsmith – fuck off i didn't even write that a friend logged onto my account

  38. sushi says – reply to this


    38

    Re: loves2shop – Agreed. What cracks me up is when they long for Africa and yet it is one messed up continent. Poverty, genocide, corruption. It's got it all.



  39. 39

    -
    SIERRA LEONE HAS AN "IMMIGRATION" DEPT?
    -
    I IMAGINE IT'S ABOUT AS DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN "SIERRA-LEONE-ITE" CITIZNSHIP AS IT IS TO GET ONESELF ARRESTED.
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    WHO THE HELL MOVES BECOMES AN "AFRICAN" CITIZEN ON PURPOSE?????
    -



  40. 40

    Re: Little LadyDNA links people to different geographical origins. It goes much deeper than just "race". When it is said that we are 99.9% alike, according to DNA, that is talking about the string of letters within the gene. Our DNA is also 99.9% identical to Neanderthal. 99.5% identical to chimpanzees and 85% identical to mice. That does not mean we cannot differentiate between those groups. There are nearly 3 and a half billion nucleotides of the human genome, many variations (including those which distinguish geographical location and into groups such as Caucasoid, Congoid, Australoid, etc…) within those sequences can still have us nearly similar at 99.9%.



  41. 41

    ISAIAH IS… FUCK ASS SHIT DICK DOUCHE CUNT FART COCK DAMN HELL BUTTHOLE BALLS TWAT NUTSACK CUNNILINGUS GODDAMMIT MOTHERFUCK SONOFA’BITCH .



  42. 42

    Re: youre so gross – Hahaha…I think the person you were responding to needs to go back and retake genetics.



  43. 43

    Re: suck my nips!!!

    actually, you must be learnin from Sara. Africa is a country and a continent asswipe.

  44. VGirl says – reply to this


    44

    pssss….who would do that?? I mean no offense at all…I just think you do not need papers to feel part of a culture unless you need to work in that country :S. BTW …. how does that work, is it dual citizenship? how?



  45. 45

    That's pretty cool.

  46. VGirl says – reply to this


    46

    Re: Russian Doll – yeah that would make me spaniar….or u know…africans were the first people on the planet….so we are all africans!!



  47. 47

    GOOD! STAY THERE BITCH. DON'T LET THE DOOR KNOB HIT YOU WHERE THE GOOD LORD SPLIT YOU!!!!!
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    TEE HEE! I GOT THAT PHRASE FROM THE JEFFERSONS. DID YOU KNOW GEORGE JEFFERSON…SHERMAN HENSLEY….IS A BIG GAY ACTIVIST? I SHIT YOU NOT!! LOOK IT UP.



  48. 48

    Re: suck my nips!!! – #3 PEREZ NEVER SAID AFRICA WAS A COUNTRY. WHERE DID YOU SEE THAT.Re: suck my nips!!!



  49. 49

    [re=3221193]Re: loves2shop: NO DOUBT! ALL OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS ARE DOING ALL THESE CHARITIES FOR AFRICA WHEN OUR LOCAL POVERTY/HOMELESS RATE IS BIGGER THAN EVER. CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME BITCHES.

  50. SPG says – reply to this


    50

    Lol, "Google's Wikipedia"? I bet this asshole can't even get past Level 1 on the internets



  51. 51

    can you imagine what would happen if Sweden said "We'll let you become a citizen if your DNA proves you are of the approved race."? Isiah is a two-faced racist in addition to being a homophobe.



  52. 52

    Please move to Africa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bye !!!



  53. 53

    Hmmm, not an "African" citizen Perez, but a citizen of Sierra Leone. It's lazy generalizations like yours that give dummies like Paylin' the impression that Africa is a country.



  54. 54

    Good for him. It seems like nobody here can relate to how he feels in finding out his heritage. You don't have the same struggle or background as he has so you just will never know the feeling of actually feeling part of a culture that has been denied to you for centuries. Good for him. Gay basher or not.



  55. 55

    I don't give a fuck

  56. sushi says – reply to this


    56

    Re: ChrisMiss – He should be fucking happy he's American.



  57. 57

    I want to be an African citizen too :)
    please take me Africa
    please save me



  58. 58

    who gives a shit??
    www.thatshideous.com



  59. 59

    "but I will simply defer you all to the "Recent Work" section on Google's Wikipedia" —-

    Um, is he aware that wikipedia and google are two separate entities? Apparently not.



  60. 60

    I just lurves the blue. But where's my damn freaking avatar…???!!!



  61. 61

    Bigot/Hater needs to stay in The States. We don't want him in Africa.



  62. 62

    He should consider moving there….



  63. 63

    He should have just moved to New Orleans.



  64. 64

    Africa is NOT a country for God's sake! He's a citizen of Sierra Leone!



  65. 65

    Who even cares about this shitbag?



  66. 66

    I don't think the US will suffer if this bigoted homophobic douche moves to another country.



  67. 67

    Africa is not a fucking country. !!! It's insulting everyone's intelligence and perpetuating stooopid when you don't just say Sierra Leone.

    Thanks 'suck my nips!!!'



  68. 68

    Porkez you dumb fuck AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY!!! I know you like to lump all of us blacks into one neat little pile but you need to get over your racist self!!!

  69. C716 says – reply to this


    69

    As a citizen of The Americas and all of the European Trade Union, I declare first right to announce the return of Isaiah Washington to Grey's Anatomy. He will replace T.R. Knight who IS departing the show this season. They WILL have an on-scene confrontation / closure. G.A. could certainly use a bit of ratings lift in any way it comes along. The storyline will start IN Sierra Leone as a nod to his citizenship. Sources close to Katherine Heigl state trouble brewing.



  70. 70

    Africa is a continent, not a country. You don't say that somebody became a citizen of Asia, do you?



  71. 71

    This 'man' is hypocritical.
    He wants to show off to be a SAINT, when actually is the DEVIL.

  72. LL926 says – reply to this


    72

    "African Citizenship"? Perez, you can't be an official citizen of a continent, you dolt.



  73. 73

    Re: Nubian Goddess aka Hottentot Venus – OHHHHHHHHH…..I MISSED YOU GIRL! HOW YOU FEELIN'? GIRL, I'VE BEEN OUT FOR AWHILE BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO LOG IN TO PEREZ' NEW SYSTEM….TURNS OUT I JUST HAD TO SELECT AN AVATOR. THIS ONE ISN'T MY FINAL CHOICE…IT'S JUST FOR RIGHT NOW. I NEED AN AVATOR THAT'S FIERCE…DON'T KNOW IF I WANT TO USE MY REAL PICTURE…CONSIDERING THE CONTENTS OF MY BLOGS!!!! TEE HEE.
    .
    .
    WE NEED TO JAZZ THIS WEBSITE UP MY PEEPS! HOLLER AT A HO!!!!!!!!!



  74. 74

    Ha! Yea some loss for words! HE WAS SOOO ELATED HE RUSHED OFF TO EMAIL PEREZ… gimme a break.. WHAT A WAY TO MAKE HIMSELF FEEL RELEVANT… he's a j.O.



  75. 75

    He's nuts. Crazy. That part of Africa is so unstable and they are still simmering after a Civil War in Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia. I have dear friends who escaped to America from Liberia and now he's proud to become a citizen from that region? Did he do his homework? Did he visit there first? Does he have any idea what he's promoting?

  76. Cel says – reply to this


    76

    There is NO such a thing as "African citizen". Africa is a continent not a country.



  77. 77

    dynadouche



  78. 78

    Re: jimmyjazz – do it….put a pic of yoruself up….
    .
    im curious



  79. 79

    does this mean that I can also acquire Swedish and Russian citizenship based on my DNA?!? …nope, didn't think so…

    what the hell - so practically every American would have dual/triple/quadruple/etc citizenship if every country based it only on DNA.



  80. 80

    Re: crapiola – WOW! ARE YOU SURE YOU FEEL THAT WAY…I DO AGREE



  81. 81

    Re: jimmyjazz – HEY HO!!



  82. 82

    There are a number people who are more worthy, than this dimwitted, egomaniac.



  83. 83

    Well if he is so excited maybe he should go ahead and really get in touch with his roots… MOVE HIS ASS OVER THERE AND STAY THERE!

  84. Robz says – reply to this


    84

    Here's a thought, who the fuck cares?? I hate this guy…crap actor and he has a face that needs to be smacked…and whats with the stupid grin…



  85. 85

    Calling him a douche bag would be a compliment. His first reaction to "the news" was to write Perez to share this news of good fortune. The person he wished to share the "good news" with does not even know that Africa is a country. What a couple of Bozos! For those of you who may have suspected Perez was not very smart the proof for all the world to see here on the tail of the recent ill conceived letter to Obama for Advocate.



  86. 86

    clearly - so I should have citizenship in Ireland, Germany, UK, Poland, and France.



  87. 87

    Now, if he just moves over there, taking his family, relatives and friends, everything will be just perfect. Is he changing his name to Kunta Kinte too?



  88. 88

    everytime I see that foto i think of samwell who sang "i said what what in the butt…."



  89. 89

    Cool. One down, and about 13 million to go. Let them all do this, then get the hell out!!!



  90. 90

    Move there you nasty f**k…..I have worked with you and you are a nasty rude pig. Really.



  91. 91

    What an ingrate! The United States gave him the freedom and the opportunity to become successful and then to F- it all up! I say good riddance! What a douchebag!



  92. 92

    If Isaih doesn't stop banging every girl on every set he works on he's going to create lots of babies all over the world who will get dual citizenship as well! What office is he talking about? Perez, steal a pic of this office from TMZ!



  93. 93

    I am at a lost?
    Another American idiot.



  94. 94

    useless information



  95. 95

    First of all Africa is a continent. The second largest really. Secondly, Freetown Sierra Leone has historic ties with freed American slaves and it is understandable that Washington would be granted a citizenship status based on "DNA" and I am sure he qualified based on other factors too. No matter how "messed up" Africa might be, it is a huge continent and it is time non Africans realize this and stop refering to her and minimizing her into a mere country. Thus, Washington "becomes a Sierra Leon citizen".There are no African citizens.No indigenous African Language. Sierra leone is one of the countries within western Africa with its own unique indigenous people, culture and language.