I haven't really brought up this Isaiah Washington scandal all that much for many reasons, which I will now list for you:
1) I hate Grey's Anatomy and generally could give a shit about anyone on that show
2) I start reading about it and then get bored and start daydreaming about Snickers bars, which forces me to go get one, and when I get back I forgot that I was even reading about it in the first place
3) Isaiah has too many vowels in his first name, and that enrages me.
However, Isaiah went on the most reputable show in the world, Larry King Live, last night in effort #1,234,347 to clear his name. In the interview he said that it's all Patrick Dempsey's fault:
Isaiah says that when he confronted McDreamy about his lateness, his co-star became "unhinged, sprayed spittle in my face ... He just becomes irate." Then, well, Isaiah "said several bad words," something along the lines of, "There's no way you're going treat me like the B-word, the P-word, or the F-word." Ever-unrepentant Washington still tried to cover his tracks, saying that "fa**ot" wasn't meant to be a slur, but just "somebody who is being weak."
I understand, man. I use faggot in the same way. When Grandma asks me to help her open a jar of jelly that just wont budge, I gently smile and say "Give it here, ya faggot" and open the jar for her. When there's a heavy box that needs lifting and I just can't manage to do it all on my own, I yell, "Can I get some help here? I'm too much of a faggot to do this on my own!" And when I'm karaoking a certain jam by a certain group of Sisters With Voices, I change the title of the track to "Faggot" instead of "Weak". I feel you on this one, Isaiah, and am willing to campaign with you to get our definition in the Oxford English Dictionary.