Finally an apology…but perhaps too late? 5 days after news broke that he had called TR Knight a faggot, Isaiah Washington has publicly apologised and insists that the comment did not reflect his personal beliefs. Shonda Rhimes has also come to his defence, denying rumours that Burke would be replaced and/or fired.
What"s interesting to note is how frickin" long this took. Five days is an eternity is scandal land and we can only assume the hardcore finagling behind the scenes between the network, the actor, and his most powerful advocate - the show"s all star creator.
Also intriguing - the fact that TR who has now come out has not made a public show of solidarity (at press time) with his colleague. While Katherine Heigl dismissed the kafuffle on Ellen the other day, you have to wonder if TR stood firm against any suggestions that he play happy family for the cameras to quell the storm.
And…as in Mel Gibson"s case - if alcohol is no excuse for racism then is anger an excuse for gaycism?
You tell me.