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Grey's Feud is Back and Bigger than Ever

Grey's Feud is Back and Bigger than Ever

What would a week be without a celebrity feud? (Answer: devoid of meaning.) And with Donald and Rosie finally shutting up, there's room for a new publicly carried-out battle. Or, as the case may be, an old one resurfaced--the Grey's Anatomy On-Set Fight.

This afternoon, T.R. went on the Ellen Degeneres show to talk openly for the first time about the whole situation. In the video above he is sweet and humble and obviously uncomfortable with having to talk about everything in public.

The fight, which originally took place back in October, resurfaced at the Golden Globes when Isaiah Washington denied calling T.R. Knight the homophobic name that got him in trouble in the first place (despite his having already publicly apologized for the indecent). Katherine Heigl quickly jumped to her friend T.R.'s defense, as Us Weekly reports:

"I have no idea what it was, I just find it hurtful...I just feel
like this is something that should be very much in house we need to deal with and it's among us and the cast and crew and among Shonda (Rhimes, show creator) and the producers… I don't think he (Washington) means it the way he comes off... But, T.R. is my best friend. I will throw down for that kid. I will beat you up. I will use every ounce of energy I have to take you down if you hurt his feelings."

In case you missed any of the Golden Globes Grey's drama, after the jump is a video montage of all the action. Just

Over/Under on how many episodes before Dr. Preston "I AM A WIDELY RENOWNED CARDIOTHORASSIC SURGEON" Burke is written off the show? Ten episodes?

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baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
sandydg, I am hoping the hateful comment you made was deleted and that's why I don't see it here. Using hateful words is NEVER OK. Not in my book. Not in most people's. That's the whole point, and you missed it. BaltimoreGal
Ginger Ginger 10 years
I just saw a new interview with Isaiah about the GG comments and now he blames the media. Nowhere in the interview did he take any responsibility for his actions. Not to detract from the horrors put upon African Americans, but gay people in American havet also been physically abused, discriminated against, maimed, tortured, raped, and killed for being gay. Even now, it still happens today.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
God these feuds seem to go on forever....just like rosie and donald
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
The problem I have with Washington is that he's a repeat offender. There were stories of him on other sets fighting with people. There needs to be consequences for actions like that.
Trixie6 Trixie6 10 years
I agree, Nyaradzom. Hate is hate no matter what it's directed at. Race, religion, gender, sexual orientation - it doesn't matter.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
What really peeved me when I read some of the posts was the thought that if TR was black and Isiah was white Al Sharpton and the usual freaking suspets would be out there calling a press conference and demanding an apoloy and talking about national healing, this would have made headline news. A big deal should be made about this just as it was made about Mel and KKKramer.
baltimoregal baltimoregal 10 years
Here's my thoughts as someone who has NEVER used language of hate- even when quoting others (my mother raught me when I was young the power that words hold). 1. Good for Ted Casablancas for trying to get a straight answer on this issue. I'm glad someone had the guts to call Washington on his behavior in a place where he couldn't back out. There have been rumors for a long time that Washington is overly aggressive and cruel to others. He finally showed how thoughtless he can be. 2. Good for Katherine Heigl for calling Washington out on his unacceptable behavior. 3. Good for Knight for standing up for himself. 4. I think Grey's should fire Washington. No one is irreplaceable and his behavior will continue to hurt the show. That's it. I know very well that race is not irrelevant. I also know that sexual orientation is not as easily discriminated against as race. But hate speech is hate speech. Period. Not defensible, and certainly not to be continually defended. BaltimoreGal
Trixie6 Trixie6 10 years
I don't need to say anything else because Brokenhalo & Nyaradzom said exactly what I was thinking & they said it very well.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
I am a black girl and I am all for Isiah getting fired. A hate word is a hate word it doesn't matter if you are black, white, asian, hispanic, gay or straight we all get angry and hurt. People are talking about slavery but homosexuals have also been persecuted and even today a lot of people don't come out because of that fear that was put in them. You cannot compare the n-word to the f-word but you can say that the same way it drives black people crazy to be a called a n**** is just like a homosexul person being call an f or a d***. I have gay friends and what Katherine Heigl did was the mark of a true friend.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I'm glad he didn't protect Issiah and exposed him for what he said! In other news, why does Ellen always shy away from talking about herself and her experience? Like, I know she's there to interview, etc., but he was trying to thank her for coming out and paving the way and all she did was cut him off and say "It was a different time". They wouldn't be discussing this issue if it was truly a different time :(
liliblu liliblu 10 years
I'm not commenting on what happened on the Grey's set. I just want to say that most Blacks/ African Americans hate it when racism is compared to homophobia. When I walk down the street there are two things you know about me, my race and my gender. Those are two things I can not hide nor would I want to. On Dr. Kings birthday I was looking at photos from the civil rights era. I saw pictures of people being hosed and attacked by police dogs. I looked at pictures of people at sit ins at lunch counters, who had drinks poured on their heads. The people attacking them only saw there skin color. What school you were allowed to go to was determined by the color of your skin. Where you could live was determined by the color of your skin. In some places that is still the case. Even after Brown vs the Board of Education it took some states until the late 1970's to intergrate their schools. In most cities the schools are segregated again because when blacks moved in whites moved out. Racism can not be compared to homophobia. The impact of racism on the lives of an entire group of people is still being felt to this day.
tora_holm tora_holm 10 years
Lo_Lola, How can you think we're trying to find reasons to hate a black man? That's insulting, and makes you seem very ignorant. We're defending a man, and a group of people, who are being harrassed and hated on for no reason at all. And yes, this says all about how good people think in 2007. We're not just against racism, we're against discrimination of all kind. Whether it's based on gender, color, sexual preferences or anything else.
brokenhalo brokenhalo 10 years
Team TR! Seriously, IW is an a$$hole, it's bad enough that he called TR what he did, but when you make a mistake like that, you APOLOGISE for it, both to that person, and to the public who have read about it, you don't deny it! Clearly IW denying what he said was just adding insult to injury for TR! Oh, and Lo_lola; I am not a black person, so I don't know how hurtful the n word would feel, but nor am I a gay person, so I don't know how hurtful the f word would feel. My point being, that everything is relative and it really doesn't matter about which word has a longer 'history'. IW himself is not a slave & I'm pretty sure neither were his parents or grand-parents, TR however, IS a gay man & is having to face the stigma that still surronds homosexuality in 2007. I'm not saying one is worse than the other, but you shouldn't be saying that either, because unless you are a gay, black man, you really have no place making judgement calls on which word is more hurtful. Also, RE "Let's all take this and be happy we have something to hate the black man. Let's get him fired" That is a little ridiculous I think IW's race is totally irrelevant in this case, it it was a white co-star that said this, the backlash would have been exactly the same, you only have to look at the recent backlash surronding the Micheal Richards and Mel Gibson slurs to see that the public regard this kind of behavior as totally unacceptable, whether it's coming from a white man's mouth or a black man's mouth! And assuming that we WANT to hate Isiah because he is black, shows you are just as racist as you are accusing us to be!
roor roor 10 years
choie = choice
roor roor 10 years
i really used to like isiaih, but after this and him now actually denying it, has made me lose respect for him. a hurtful word is a hurtful word, no matter whether it's the n-word or the f-word or any other slur for that matter! i think we all know there are bad words out there and if we make the choie to use them, then man up and take the consequences!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
Why is he denying something he already admitted?
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
Lo_lola Lo_lola 10 years
First of all disagree or not, it was said. So read again. And second of all once again I say the he was wrong for using that word but it makes me sick to see that it is really being defended. That calling someone this, is the same as calling someone the n-word. I guess that says it all about how people still think and feel in 2007! I've read comments many times on this site and this one I had to register up for. But I'm sad I did so. People don't change apparently. Let's all take this and be happy we have someting to hate the black man. Lets'get him fired! If this world will ever change, it's because people like you are no longer in it. People like you and those media bloodsuckers who are eager to keep the storm going instead of giving it a chance to lay low. Be proud of yourself people.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 10 years
TR is really cute. It really hurt me when i heard what Isiah said. I feel sorry for him.
girlfriday girlfriday 10 years
You know, I remember this in the tabloids back in the Fall, but I was really hoping it wasn't true. This is not even a case where someone said something stupid and should "shut their mouths." This is a clear case of bigotry - it's not the "same" at the n-word, or the s-word for latinos or any other slur because they all exist in different social, economic, and historical contexts. But I do believe that the effect of the use of the word is just as bad - because it promotes biggotry and divisiveness. I hope they let this guy go from the show. Seriously, I don't even want to watch Isaiah Washington on TV anymore. I'm not sure I can even stomach watching his scenes with Sandra Oh, who I love, he disgusts me that much. And sending out HUGE electronic hugs to TR.
Laura14 Laura14 10 years
Well I disagree, Lo_lola. No one here said the "n word" was "the same" as the "f word" but a slur is a slur. And, throughout history gay people have been (and continue to be) discriminated against and put down, with very little protection under the law, unlike people of color.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
There IS a long history of hatred against gay people, and it IS in history books as well as on the news everyday. Who was thrown into the gas chambers and beaten along side innocent Jewish people by the Nazi's in WW2: gays. Who are among those being beaten by Russian street gangs: the gays. Even children are beaten-up and heckled by their schoolyard peers when they are suspected to be gay. Calling a gay person a f***** is wrong because the word DOES mean something, and it DOES have a history of hatred behind it, just like the many other discriminatory words that some ignorant people still choose to use. Isaiah Washington should apologize to Mr. Knight for using such a hateful word against him, and to the public for assuming we are stupid enough to believe his lying denial when many people on set have admitted they heard him use the word.
Jus-Me Jus-Me 10 years
Random I am what a big fat...damn u Isaiah
bella011 bella011 10 years
for anyone that wants to sign the petition to FIRE ISAIAH WASHINGTON here's the link...
spider78 spider78 10 years
I love T.R., I love his character. Seeing this just makes me like him even more.
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