Isaiah Washington‘s finally out of hiding after being fired from Grey’s Anatomy. The unemployed actor sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the scandalous situation and offer his side of the story.
When asked whether or not he considers his public booting “fair”, Washington remarked:
I don’t know if it’s a question of ”fair.” I’m saddened by the outcome. I did everything that the producers and the network asked me to do. I came back under great duress and stress, and thought I was doing the job I was hired to do. I thought that was going to speak for my future at Grey’s, but apparently that wasn’t the same vision that the network and studio had for me.
This topic came up at the Queerty offices just yesterday. While we can’t say whether we believe Washington sincerely believes his GLAAD garbage, ABC and Grey’s producers really fucked him over.
Yeah, yeah, we know he called TR Knight a faggot, but, as Washington tells EW, he did everything execs asked of him, put up with months of media harassment and attempted to make amends. If they were going to fire him, they should have done it after the Golden Globes debacle, where he lied about his infamous faggot-flinging. Instead, producers made him into a puppet, paraded him around the media and then tossed him aside. That ain’t fresh.