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    Maybe IW should just begin to blame every white, red, or yellow skinned person, gays, lesbians, people with disabilities, people who only watch TV on Thursday nights, people who watch TV every night of the week, the fans of GA, those who have never watched a single episode of GA, and anyone who has ever heard of GA. That should just about do it.

    I'll never watch anything that includes IW. He is a very sick man and people like him stir up a hornets nest when it comes to race relations and all to deflect the focus from the real issue. Keep it up and he may have a career with Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, even if no one in Hollywood will touch him.

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    I have also lost respect for IW. He needs to check his own rage, anger and bitterness issues before blaming everyone else. Maybe people just don't want to work with someone who makes the workplace a tense environment. Maybe it's not us, it's YOU Isaiah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;2455753;
    Ex-'Grey's' star cites racism for firing - Yahoo! News

    When will he stop digging that hole? He's clearly either got horrible publicists, agents, etc. or he's not listening to them. If he doesn't shut his trap soon, his career will be nonexistent. I wonder if this racism accusation and the "yes massa" comment is leveled at Shonda Rhimes, in particular?

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    Okay what cracks me up about IW's comment is he says the reason he was fired is because of racism? Because he's black? But isn't using Gay slurs a form of racism? I'll answer that. Yes. So, here we go. "My being fired was because of racism not because I was acting racist." It doesn't make sense. IW needs some serious help and I really hope to God that he finds it. He has officially destroyed his own career as far as I'm concerned. I, too, will not watch anything else with IW on it (Well except for getting the GA season DVD's because it's jut awesome). But if he's ever offered another job, I will not watch whatever it is. Shame on you IW! What were you thinking? The deeper the hole you dig for yourself, the harder it will be to get out of it. Again, I hope he gets the help he needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melsevene;2455901;
    Maybe IW should just begin to blame every white, red, or yellow skinned person, gays, lesbians, people with disabilities, people who only watch TV on Thursday nights, people who watch TV every night of the week, the fans of GA, those who have never watched a single episode of GA, and anyone who has ever heard of GA. That should just about do it.

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    Love it! Don't forget the people who don't even own television sets. Might want to blame the deaf and blind, too, while he is at it.

    I actually liked him on Greys. I didn't really want to see him fired because Burke was one of my favorite characters. I loved the scenes with him and George when George was crashing on their couch. Those were great scenes! However, in light of his post-Grey's attitude .... I see that Shonda had no other choice than to say Adios to him. He seriously needs help. Asshat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilesgirl;2455921;
    Okay what cracks me up about IW's comment is he says the reason he was fired is because of racism? Because he's black? But isn't using Gay slurs a form of racism? I'll answer that. Yes. So, here we go. "My being fired was because of racism not because I was acting racist." It doesn't make sense. IW needs some serious help and I really hope to God that he finds it. He has officially destroyed his own career as far as I'm concerned. I, too, will not watch anything else with IW on it (Well except for getting the GA season DVD's because it's jut awesome). But if he's ever offered another job, I will not watch whatever it is. Shame on you IW! What were you thinking? The deeper the hole you dig for yourself, the harder it will be to get out of it. Again, I hope he gets the help he needs.
    I don't think there is help for someone like IW. He's grown up, apparently, believing the rhetoric he's heard about how society craps on the black man, all the while never developing tolerance and understanding of gays and lesbians. I'm sure if we trace it back, his firing is the result of some gay white southerner owning slaves and, and, as such, IW is sure that TR Knight, a contemporary gay white man, is acting trying to put a black man in his place. I see it all now. That TR, he's a cleaver (and patient) man to have waited for this opportunity.

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    I think IW is on Larry King next Monday?

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    #1: Is there racism out there in regards to black males? Sure there is. It is fact, not fiction, or rhetoric.

    #2: Is Isaiah a victim of racism in his on-set/off-set scenarios? Maybe, in his mind, he is, but I don't see any of his fellow African Americans rallying around him in support.
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    When all this bruhaha about his gay remark started I was defending him as someone who just said something stupid and inappropriate.

    Today I read the article and his "reasons"..

    Count me in as someone who lost any respect for IW as an actor and as a person.

    Stupid move on his part and a total death blow to his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melsevene;2455959;
    I don't think there is help for someone like IW. He's grown up, apparently, believing the rhetoric he's heard about how society craps on the black man, all the while never developing tolerance and understanding of gays and lesbians.
    The stuff he said about growing up with a lack of awareness, I do believe. And so I kind of get why he seems to feel this way. I grew up in the NY metro area, where this wasn't an issue. About five years ago though, some relatives came to visit. They'd been raised in a rural area of the South, with some obviously different sensibilities. One night, we went out for dinner, and over the course of the meal, it seemed like they managed to use every racial slur in the books. And they had absolutely no idea that there was anything inappropriate or wrong with what they were saying. In the world in which they normally tread, this wasn't inappropriate at all. Needless to say, my sister and I (and our parents, for that matter) were mortified. To me, it was shocking that someone could grow up in a place where that was actually okay-- but maybe the assumption that it's common knowledge that the use of slurs is wrong, was short-sighted on my part.

    In any event, as a result I do believe that if you're raised in a situation where you're allowed to believe these things, and probably even encouraged to believe these things, that you won't magically change these beliefs when you leave. I would have thought that his time in LA might have helped to change his mind, but change certainly doesn't happen overnight, and who knows.

    To me, yes, he's clueless and a little over the top. In the context of what he's been led to believe is right, he seems not to feel the same way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Justafan1;2456301;
    a total death blow to his career.
    This I doubt. Think, for example, the California gubernatorial elections from 2003. Granted, I'm not from CA, but the only candidate I remember aside from Arnold was Mary Carey, who of course made headlines because she was a porn star. Do I think highly of her? No. But I remember her name. Name recognition counts. Who was it that said, "The only bad press is no press." For many, why his name is familiar will fade faster than the fact that his name is familiar. Part of me wonders if part of the reason he's keeping himself out there is for the name recognition.

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