Isaiah Washington apologizes for hating gay people

January 19th, 2007 // 128 Comments

In response to a statement issued by ABC expressing their disapproval, Isaiah Washington has issued a formal apology for calling T.R. Knight a “faggot” and then using the word “faggot” again at the Golden Globes. He says:

“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.”

I didn’t even know who these guys were until two days ago so I’m not gonna start pretending like I care. This is probably the last time either of them appears on the site unless one of them turns out to be Dracula or something.


  1. justme

    He’s just another smiling, angry, violent, coon… They can’t help assaulting people. It’s in their unevolved DNA.

  2. Danner

    Backtracking bastard!

  3. jrzmommy

    Give the nigger a break for calling the knobjockey a faggot.

  4. heyheyhey

    shut the hell up #1

    i’m glad he finally apologized, and it at least sounded sincere…bcuz I had really liked him and his character as a black actor on a major program like this until his comment. hopefully this wasnt all bullshit for the press. its doubtful, but I can dream

  5. moonshine

    Only a Gray’s Anatomy love scene between Isaiah and JR or TR or whatever his name is will heal the rift.
    Or how about a big, sloppy mouth kiss between the two of them on The View?

  6. DrDanny

    Man, even when that guy tries to stop digging the hole, he sure can run his mouth, eh? Next we’ll hear he was drunk and has entered rehab. That seems to be the excuse du jour.

  7. Danner

    I call bullshit! He went public “again” saying he positively could have NEVER said anything like that. Then he comes back and makes a public apology. Big frickin’ whoop.

    Good actor or not, he can go fuck a goat. I would have much more respect if he just went public from the get go and admitted he made the comment.

    Why is this here anyway?

  8. GG1000

    Oh God, who cares? He’ll be going into rehab next – claiming “insult addiction.”

  9. NipsyHustle

    #4 don’t feed race baiting trolls. it only makes them more annoying.

  10. misanthrope

    People are getting all together too sensitive. So, the dude was called a faggot. Whatever. Why is it anything we need to know about? So, go to the other guy and tell him he’s an asshole. Done. Why beg for a fake apology? It’s total bullshit. I’m so sick of hearing about people apologizing. They don’t really mean they are sorry. They are just appeasing the people around them so they can save face. So what, now these nobodies are best buddies? They are both assholes.

  11. RichPort

    Michael Richards is crying tears of joy… overheard mumuring “I love that nigga…”

  12. BarbadoSlim

    How’s he supposed to apologize for calling him a faggot without saying he called him a faggot?

  13. NipsyHustle

    #12 that’s what all the hoopla is about. not so much that he said it it the first time, because that died down and went away. it was the fact that he claimed he didn’t call him a faggot at the golden globes and people were upset over the use of the word there. he kinds reopened the issue again which was worse than saying nothing at all.

    the whole thing is getting stupid. expecting people to apologize so they can keep their fame or career only teaches children to apologize for personal gain not sincerity.

  14. XeoRad

    1) Who the hell are these guys?
    2) The black dude looks more gay than the white dude – which one is the fag?
    3) Everyone is so sensitive about words. Idiots like this will help to eradicate the 2nd ammendment.

    There, I said it. Big deal. The ice caps haven’t melted, Al Qaida hasn’t atacked, God hasn’t struck me with a bolt of lightning.

    #12 – He has to say faggot. If he said “F-word” people would think he was saying “fuck”, or “fart”, or “funk” or “frapucino”

  15. BarbadoSlim

    I know, these faggots need to stop acting like such ….err…faggots, I mean they can dish it out but they sure can’t take it like…..err …men.

    oh boy

  16. SilverBaked

    ….cause if reversed happened: a’la T.R using the N-bomb, not once but twice…he woulda been canned the next day. that is why. fire his ass.

  17. magickal

    I think the perfect apology would be:

    Isaiah Washington: “I’m sorry I called you a faggot, TR.”

    Tr Knight: “That’s ok, nigger, I forgive you.”

  18. jrzmommy

    Ah yes, the old Liberal Bullshit Censorship on the First Amendment…….demand the apology for free speech, but call anyone with a differing opinon than yours wrong.


  19. For those who watch Grey’s Anatomy, it’s pretty amazing to watch these guys interact with each other on the show while knowing what happened in the real world.

  20. BarbadoSlim

    It seems the gay mafia isn’t as powerful as it would like itself to believe it is. Guess it’s not, God is watching over this country and no one shall escape judgment, you wanna be a degenerate, that’s fine, but don’t expect everyone to bend over backwards or to embrace you for it.

    wait for it…..

  21. whatsinaname

    the first amendment applies to public institutions (just in case the kids are reading and wondering if their sixth-grade teacher got it all wrong).

  22. misanthrope

    He’s ashamed to be a faggot. Didn’t this out him? They should both apologize for being on Grey’s Anatomy. And for existing. And for Grey’s Anatomy existing.

  23. jrzmommy

    Isn’t Grays Anatomy that show about the gang of homo med students who abduct straight people and torture and try to convert them to be queers and then ritualistically kill and eat the entrails of the ones who refuse? And then have big gay orgies in the OR at the end of each episode with the ones who do cross over?

    What? That’s not the show? Oh……….

  24. Pointandlaugh

    haha #11, I was thinking the SAME thing! That stupid bullshit contrived press release is a joke. Yeah, I am SURE he admires his co-star who, just a week ago, he called a faggot. And that Michael-Richards-inspired “I want to meet with leaders of the gay community so I can begin the healing” — PUH-LEAZE. What a bunch of bullshit.

  25. danielle

    Give the man a break. Caspers LIVE to be gay. This man just seems to LIVE to make fun of them.

    Nothing’s wrong with that.

  26. wedgeone

    T.R. do us a favor & find some sunlight and a hairbrush in your life. No fag ever puts on a suit looking like he just rolled out of bed in the morning. Cripes!! Nice pink shirt though.

    #17 – LMAO.
    #18 – you forgot “KnobJockey”, so I’m assuming that jrz is being trolled again?

  27. jrzmommy

    Great. So from now on whenever a celebutard says something fucked up about a group of people they’re gonna wanna have a pow wow with the leaders of the “community” of which they’ve offended?

    Can you imagine? How many would have to say, “We’d like to have a meeting with the leaders of the Superficial readers.”

  28. jrzmommy

    nope, wedge, it’s me.

  29. jrzmommy

    I did forget the following:


  30. I’m Mark Twain.

  31. BarbadoSlim

    don’t forget poo-stabber

  32. jrzmommy

    and BUTT BUDDY

  33. meee

    is it just me or should black people be the last people who should discriminate against gays? i mean, blacks were (and still are sometimes) oppressed for centuries, so why would they want to do that to someone else? stupid stupid stupid.

  34. misanthrope

    ‘He called me a faggot! I’m not a fagg.. er well.. I am queer, I mean gay, I mean I’m a moe, er I’m super faggot!’

    ‘He called me an African American (even though there are white people born in Africa)! I’m not an African Amer.. I’m black, no I’m a negro, er I’m a nig.. I’m on Grey’s Anatomy!’


  35. I just lol’d at this picture because it looks like the white guy is wearing a big pointy grey hat at that angle. It makes him look 10 years old!!

  36. kamihi

    Another homophobic black guy? now really is that news??

  37. misanthrope

    This is going to make their love scenes awkward.

  38. danielle

    Why do fuck-stains always have to bring up “color” when a story is posted about someone other than the whitebread fuck-ups that flood this site on a daily basis? Get over yourselves. You’re worthless twats who do nothing but abandon babies, OD, screw anything on two legs and hand out STD’s like they’re party favors.

    IN other news-
    Why all of you Caspers are busy destroying the world (ie: Bush) African-Americans are continuing to rise socially and economically.

    Continue on.

  39. GeannaSparrow

    …I still don’t see what the big deal is.

  40. 86

    WHY should he have to apologize? Because Perez Hilton is boycotting ABC? Get a fucking grip, maybe he called the dude a faggot but it was their own personal conversation. The only person he has to apologize to is the faggot, er, I mean TR.

    People, seriously. Can we stop getting so “offended” every time someone speaks these days? I get more offended by people who cut me off in traffic on the way to work. We all have our own opinions, can’t we just agree that they all cancel each other out and consider it a wash? I mean, people who live in glass houses….I’m just sayin! Cant we just agree that opinions are like assholes and call it day?????

  41. misanthrope

    @38… It’s called *sarcasm* look into it. Besides, picking on the gay boy is okay, but not the black man?

  42. Pointandlaugh


  43. fearsarewishes


    You are always one of the first to start with Casper this and cracker that.

    The reason many comments mention race here is because if the faggot started this pissy dance by saying, “Where is that fucking nigger? I’m tired of the CP time he be runnin’, yo!” the network would have fired said pooftah immediately.

    This spear-chucking, watermelon-stealing, white-woman-looking-at, sleeping-in-the-sun spook catches a break because he is just a nog calling out, “Queer!” Caspers don’t usually get a second chance when it comes to screaming, “Nigger!”

    But, come on now. These are just words and nobody is realy getting hurt. Right?

  44. anothershityear

    i was looking at the pic of these two asswipes for 2 seconds and i’m still wondering

    who dealt it, and who smelt it?

    i don’t recognize either of them from anything relevant, current, or hell even fucking trivial, EVER.

  45. magickal

    Let’s not forget FRIEND OF DOROTHY!

  46. BigJim

    Danielle sure is hating on us honkey’s today.

    It must be one of those “heavy flow” days in the projects.


  47. anothershityear

    “Grey’s Anatomy”.

    Katherine Heigl is fucking hot.

  48. BigJim


    There was no need for the possessive in “honkeys.”

    I needs to get me sum edumacation.

  49. lohanhasthebestcokeinCA

    i dont get it. the dude calls the guy a faggot, he comes out right afterwards. whats wrong with calling it how you see it? and being right! nigga should be congratulated, if anything. damn

  50. BigJim

    Why don’t they just change the name of the show to “Gay’s Anatomy?”

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