Rumor has it that TR Knight, the Grey's Anatomy cast member outed when Isaiah Washington called him a "faggot," may be leaving the show. However, his publicist swears he's staying:
The actor was the subject of a widely-publicized homophobic slur by a cast mate and he ???is so upset about the situation and so disgusted by how it was all handled,??? that he???s planning to leave the show, says a source.
???He was told not to say anything about the whole incident,??? says the insider, referring to an on-set dust up in October when fellow cast member Isaiah Washington referred to Knight, who plays Dr. George O???Malley, with a derogatory word used to describe gay men...
...???He feels that the atmosphere there is so toxic and unhealthy. I suppose things could change and we would stay, but for now, he???s planning to leave the show.???
When asked if Knight planned to leave the show, his spokeswoman told The Scoop: ???We???re not commenting on that.??? She later called back and said that the story was ???Completely, one thousand percent false.???
Maybe the rumors are false, but these photos from last night's SAG Awards depict a pouting Knight who sure as hell doesn't look "one thousand percent" happy, despite the fact that Isaiah Washington wasn't even there. Frankly, Knight looks downright morose, especially when juxtaposed with his ecstatic colleagues, all of whom won awards for Best Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series.
Listen, I know he's going through tough times and all, but being the noticeably depressed wet blanket while everyone's heaping approval on you is selfish and bitchy, both of which are really bad gay stereotypes. Dude, Isaiah's in rehab, you're winning all kinds of awards and soccer moms nationwide love you after your humble appearance on Ellen. Cheer up, guy!
Too bad! I loved TR Knight's character, George, on that show...maybe the set is TOO STRESSFUL seeing Washington everyday, etc. Too bad he cannot just let it go! I wish him the best!
Kelly Clarkson looks way better with makeup on.
You're a moron.
Telling TR Knight to not be depressed because he's been thrust into the spotlight after being harrassed, came out most likely when he wasn't ready to rather than deny his orientation, watched his boyfriend who isn't out also get outed and has become the new whipping boy for the anti-gay brigade, would be like me seeing you all pouty and whiney and telling you:
"Listen Cord, I know you're going through tough times and all, but being the noticeably depressed wet blanket while everyone's heaping approval on you after you were handed the reins to a wildly popular blog, which was begun and run by an exceptionally competant and funny person whose bravery, talent and generosity gave you the opportunity you now enjoy, is selfish and bitchy, both of which are really bad affluent stereotypes. Dude, you're posting to a blog that became triumphant without any work or input from you, you're winning all kinds of accolades and soccer moms nationwide love you after your humble first post. Cheer up, guy!"
Obnoxious ain't it?
I understand and appreciate your point. But, here's some counterpoints.
I FULLY comprehend that he was outed, and that's wrong, but now he's making the talk show rounds and being very open and real about the incident. He certainly didn't seem like a "whipping boy" on Ellen. If anything, he seemed like someone who, while outed under poor circumstances, was now willing to confront everything with dignity and tact. And he did, until last night.
As an actor, one's job is to have control over one's emotions with a laser precision. The ability to tap reservoirs of feeling at the drop of a hat are what allow great actors to weep or have fits of Pacino-inspired rage on cue. Knowing that, for an actor to be really glum at an awards show they're winning at comes off as selfish and rude. Why can't he just play happy that night? If he can't, perhaps he shouldn't be an actor. How has he been able to "act happy" on Grey's while all this has been happening? Should they halt filming on a scene in which his character is happy and wait for him to cheer up?
Of course, there's always the argument that he shouldn't have to act when he's not on set. That's true. But then, don't come. Isaiah Washington was a no-show, probably because he realized he might put a damper on the evening. Couldn't TR have done that?
Regardless of all of this, I don't think I'm a moron.
>but now he's making the talk show rounds and being very open and real about the incident
Would he have been doing so if he hadn't been outed? Using your logic, outing is good, if those who are outed talk about it on "Ellen". That would belie your belief that he's going through "tough times".
>He certainly didn't seem like a "whipping boy" on Ellen.
Ellen is anti-gay?
>If anything, he seemed like someone who, while outed under poor circumstances, was now willing to confront everything with dignity and tact.
Or rather, was willing to do the talkshow circuit to present his--what?--victim impact statment? That's what those soccer moms you mentioned were waiting for; TR Knight to come out whimpering, talking about the big, bad Mr. Washington. If he had stated that those type of anti-gay comments are all too common among those heterosexuals who seem to believe they are enlightened, such as Mr. Washington, would his appearence have pleased you so?
>And he did, until last night.
To answer my own question stated above, clearly not. If Mr. Knight is not living up to your preconceived notions of what an outed, harrassed homosexual should, then perhaps the problem lies with yourself.
>As an actor, one's job is to have control over one's emotions with a laser precision
While in character, in front of the camera.
>The ability to tap reservoirs of feeling at the drop of a hat are what allow great actors to weep or have fits of Pacino-inspired rage on cue
While in character, in front of the camera.
First off, I don't know that, it's merely your interpretation of a particular set of circumstances surrounding a particular profession.
>for an actor to be really glum at an awards show they're winning at comes off as selfish and rude.
Secondly, why is it when "intense" actors are glum and rude, they are called genius, yet TR Knight is just rude? Has it something to do with your ingrained gay steretypes, the ones you decried in TR Knight? He should be perky and upbeat, why? Becuase he's a recently outed gay man, whose TV show took home some trinkets?
>Why can't he just play happy that night?
To appease who--or rather, whom? Why should he play anything while out of character?
>If he can't, perhaps he shouldn't be an actor.
And if he doesn't, perhaps he's a human being. Are you the kind of douche who tells a stand-up to "...say something funny!"? Would you tell a Mickey Dee worker to flip you some cheesburgers? A mortician to embalm you, (although he'd be late to the funeral, to borrow a phrase)?
What he is in character has no bearing on his personality offscreen.
I bet you're the type who refuses to tip a server who gives you bad service. Should you receive a paycut when you're not working up to par? Perhaps when one of your posts sinks like a stone, you should be docked a days pay, or have your opportunity to post be taken away for a day.
>How has he been able to "act happy" on Grey's while all this has been happening?
Wilt Chamberlain was once asked to jump up and touch a very tall awning. He replied that he had forgotten how to jump, but if the man placed a $100 bill on the awning, he would probably remember.
>Of course, there's always the argument that he shouldn't have to act when he's not on set.
Should you have to blog when you're away from your computer? I appreciate your attempt to swiftly denounce an obvious argument refuting your asinine position, but any right thinking person would see through your patently absurd justification in demanding constant and never ending character development and presentation, even while away from work.
>But then, don't come
Well, taken to a passable conclusion, if you don't like to read any negative comments, don't blog. However, Mr. Knight was invited, as opposed to being crowned. There's an important difference, no matter the medium being discussed, Cord.
>Isaiah Washington was a no-show
Maybe he wasn't invited.
>Couldn't TR have done that?
To what end?
>I don't think I'm a moron
Which proves your a moron
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First of all, Isaiah never outed this guy -- he outed himself. Isaiah referred to "the faggot" during a fight with McDreamy but he did not say this to TR's face and he did not intend for him to hear it. TR has taken this and made it into a fricking career move, going on Ellen and other gay-friendly settings to cry like a wuss. I have no respect for him. I'm not saying that Isaiah was right to use this remark -- he was wrong. But TR is just as wrong to make it into a fricking career move. If he is honest TR would admit that he is thrilled that Isaiah referred to him as a faggot. No one knew his ass until then. Now he is milking this incident for all its worth -- and he is making it seem as if Isaiah called him that to his face. He reminds me of Paul McCarthney's wife, going around and implying that she lost her leg in a landmine incident when she lost it in a mediocre traffic accident in London. It's a kind of profound dishonesty and TR really needs to piss to hell off with his self-pity schtick.
I don't understand why TR is ashamed that he got exposed. I mean was he going to keep it a secret forever? Was his plan was to keep his private life secret indefinitely, I feel Isaiah didn't expose him, he probably made some action and exposed himself. I am totally against homosexuality, but I always thought that gays were shameless about their lifestyles. I mean, if TR is so ashamed of his lifestyle, why don't he just abandon it all together and be a hetero male again.
seriously!?!? first Isiah Thomas fucks up the knicks, now he is calling out gay ppl? jesus christ! what happened to the good old days when Isiah could work with a gay dude like Rodman?
This was a battle of attrition and, with that last post, I see that your reserves of time and interest greatly exceed mine.
>I see that your reserves of time and interest greatly exceed mine.
I appreciate that you have the attention span of a five year old, Cord. However, if you weren't so interested in the subject, perhaps you should not have made the post in the first place. Perhaps in the future you should refrain from posting any topics that do not directly involve yourself, so as to keep your interest piqued, since clearly you are your most favorite of subjects.
With warmest regards.
>First of all, Isaiah never outed this guy
Who said Mr. Washington did?
>he outed himself
He was outed by the media. TR Knight merely substantiated the rumours which were flying about.
>Isaiah referred to "the faggot" during a fight with McDreamy but he did not say this to TR's face and he did not intend for him to hear it.
Mr. Washington said:
"I'm not your little faggot like Teddy."
And TR Knight was present when Mr. Washington yelled this.
>TR has taken this and made it into a fricking career move, going on Ellen and other gay-friendly settings to cry like a wuss.
How dare he do the talk show circuit. Who does he think he is? A human being? The nerve!
>I have no respect for him
That's odd, he speaks very highly of you. I on the other hand, think you're a silly twat.
>he was wrong
That's mighty white of you.
>But TR is just as wrong to make it into a fricking career move
Since he's rumoured to be leaving the show, that's highly dubious.
>he is thrilled that Isaiah referred to him as a faggot
I don't believe TR is into rough trade.
>No one knew his ass until then
Yeah, it's not like he's been on an award winning show for years.
>Now he is milking this incident for all its worth
What's it worth?
>and he is making it seem as if Isaiah called him that to his face
Witnesses have stated as much, cupcake.
>landmine incident when she lost it in a mediocre traffic accident in London
You ever driven in London? Its like "no man's land" out there.
>It's a kind of profound dishonesty and TR really needs to piss to hell off with his self-pity schtick
And your reply is a kind of dim-witted pomposity disguised as intellegent ideas
>I don't understand why TR is ashamed that he got exposed
He's not ashamed. He's most likely upset because he wasn't ready to have the public know; perhaps his SO wasn't ready to have the public know; and the fact that being an openly gay actor in H'wood is a death knell to one's career might have him a tad concerned.
>I mean was he going to keep it a secret forever
That and his shortbread recipe. TO THE GRAVE!
>he probably made some action and exposed himself
Oh yeah. How dare he have a job and a relationship and show up for work. What cheek.
>I am totally against homosexuality
Ah. So that's why you didn't go to homosexuality's birthday party. You could have sent a card, at least.
>I always thought that gays were shameless about their lifestyles
Only the part about indoctrinating your children and forcing our sexuality down your throats. We're pretty mum about the rest of our "lifestyle" though. Especially the secret handsha...Whoops! I've said too much already.
>I mean, if TR is so ashamed of his lifestyle, why don't he just abandon it all together and be a hetero male again
I think he might be able to swing being a het again, but that male part might be a bit of a chore, what with all those females around sapping his precious bodily juices.
he's dumb if he's going to let one person (since everyone LOVES him and has his back) ruin his ever growing career on a Number 1 hit show. What is wrong with him? While I don't condone any use of any type of hurtful names intended for any race, color,creed etc (ya'll know what I mean) he sure is acting like a pussy!!! Geez get over it Isiah was WRONG but TR doesn't have to keep crying over it. It's just a word!! A hateful word but nonet the less. Quit crying and I think that was also dumb that Isiah had to go to rehab WTF????? I truly don't think this is as bad as the Michael Richards thing he had pure hatred in his voice.
Look, back to basics please. Acting should be color blind and should be lifestyle genderless or whatever. Tooo bad that washington can't keep his mouth shut, or his remarks to himself and quit altercating with other actors that don't agree with him. He SHOULD be release/fired from his contract for ruining an absolutely flawless series. However, Chandra Wilson is a woman of color. Do you think for one moment she is going to fire a blackman over a disparaging remark and slur to a white man, gay or not? She has not handled her cast, nor cared it seems. They wanted to tar and feather Mel Gibson, and they wanted to hang Richards for disparaging remarks, both probably made under the influence of some unhealthy, illegal drug. The audience hecklers became the "victims".. what a joke, and Richards has had his shorts around his neck. MY question is this. Who is going to do the same to washington? probably noone in the industry cuz he's black and proud, and who wants to rock that boat ? Jesse would come, Sharpton would rhyme, and people would march. Shame on Chandra Wilson, and the production company for not having the gonads to hold to the same standard of good taste and culpability. After all, I can turn the channel, or turn it off.
>he's dumb if he's going to let one person...ruin his ever growing career on a Number 1 hit show.
Agreed. That's why Mr. Washington needs to have his ass fired. Not only for his anti-gay rant, but for the fact that he physically assaulted a co-worker.
>he sure is acting like a pussy...Geez get over it Isiah was WRONG but TR doesn't have to keep crying over it.
I'd appreciate that a bit more, if you had actually spelt Mr. Washington's name correctly.
>It's just a word
As loathe as I am to quote Rush Limbaugh, "Words mean things."
>I truly don't think this is as bad as the Michael Richards thing he had pure hatred in his voice
Since you saw the Michael Richard's "thing" on video, but did not see the events that happend on the "Grey's Anatomy" set, you have no idea how bad it was.
Incredible this guy using this to elevate himself.Actually this a trick to say kick Isiah out or I am walking.If I was the show owners I'll tell him dont let door hit you on your way out.
I don't believe it. Why should he leave. Let the asshole leave.
As for the feud regarding Knight and Washington, no one should refer to a person as a "f-----" or a "n-----". Knight is a crucial part of the show, more so than Washington. Also, Washington's past temper problems should tell us he has a short temper, and a short fuse waiting to vio;ently explode again. If Knight had called Washington a "n-----" he would have been fired. No person should be harasses due to their race, marital status, sexual orientation,etc. Grow up, Washington, and get another job!!
In my opinion Washington should leave. They should write in a storyline where Dr. Burke get pissed cuz he doesnt get to be chief. George should stay. I agree with the poster who says George is a more important part of the show then Dr. Burke.
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