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Fired Grey's Anatomy Star Isaiah Washington Admits Slinging Homophobic Slurs Ruined His Career!

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Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can ruin your career!

It wasn't too long ago that former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington was on top of the world, but after the actor twice used a hateful and derogatory slur for homosexuals in public he was fired from the show and quickly lost his way.

The straw that broke the camel's back was dropping an f-bomb backstage at the Golden Globes in 2007.

Isaiah revealed:

"After the incident at the Golden Globes, everything just fell apart. I lost everything. I couldn't afford to have an agent …I couldn't afford to have a publicist …I couldn't afford to continue."

We can't imagine why anyone would ever utter such a bigoted phrase, but when a high-profile celebrity does it TWICE in public it's even more of a head-scratcher.

Spreading hate not only offends those targeted by the hateful message, but it implicitly condones other bigots who behave similarly.

The 50-year-old actor is working to make amends, though!

After spending the past six years as a chief in a village in Sierra Leone — srsly, that happened — Isaiah returns to the big screen in the movie Blackbird, which is described as a gay coming-of-age story set in Africa.

He described the journey he's been on:

"For the last six years of my life, I've been fighting off bigots. It's, like, bigots want to embrace me, and I politely take their arms from around my neck. I don't share their views, never have… I've been so incredibly blessed. I've worked with some of the greatest professionals in town. I stood at the Golden Globes. I worked with Sandra Oh, bro! My life has been great."

We're glad things are looking up for him and we sincerely hope he's learned to be more accepting of a diverse range of lifestyles.

[Image via WENN.]

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15 comments to “Fired Grey's Anatomy Star Isaiah Washington Admits Slinging Homophobic Slurs Ruined His Career!”

  1. nope says – reply to this


    Good- it should…Just like that idiot Kramer dude from Seinfeld when he went off on a racist rant….You stupid and a bigot? GET OUT OF TOWN…we have TOO much ignorance in this world and hate….This guy should have known better being that he a minority himself…shame on him. Glad his career is ruined.

  2. Kippy says – reply to this


    "Spreading Hate?" He lost money on it. You make money on it. Look into and evaluate your own soul before writing such words

  3. 3

    isn't it interesting how slinging homo slurs never ruined alec baldwin? guess it depends on who you are.

  4. spootiliooo says – reply to this


    Its about time black men are held accountable for THEIR racisms and bigotries. Dark skin is not a free pass to be racist or homophobic.

  5. kristin231 says – reply to this


    at least he owned up to his piss poor actions. hope he learned his lesson.

  6. Ryan says – reply to this


    Funny, because Perez has dropped the f-bomb on will.i.am in the past…

  7. 7

    I loved him on the show. Grey's lost its magic about the time they lost him and then Katherine H.

  8. ? says – reply to this


    "We can't imagine why anyone would ever utter such a bigoted phrase" Uhm perez called will.i.am the f word at the mmvas a few years back.

  9. disappointed says – reply to this


    i'm sorry perez, i have looked at you site for years, but lets not pretend like you haven't uttered those words… you shouted it at will.i.am years ago and it was caught on camera… and you say "We can't imagine why anyone would ever utter such a bigoted phrase "

  10. 10

    The donkey talking about ears! You are the same, Im not againts homos, or racist but you spread hate as well…..

  11. caitlyn murphy says – reply to this


    A man who is black and has been persecuted in history and that still faces some racism today being homophobic? what a hypocrite.

  12. Amanda says – reply to this


    I stil love hin in Grey's anatomy. I wish he could return and rock the show. Everbody is racist stop playing dumb.

  13. 13

    This never would have happened…he would have been forgiven except for the fact that he is a true asshole.

  14. Sara says – reply to this


    I have never liked him as a person/actor, but I feel a bit sorry for him… But he never said sorry to TR Knigt who played George O`malley on Grey`s Anatomy!

  15. 15

    Uh, Alec Baldwin? Why does this guy get off scott free??