Those people who think Isaiah Washington is homophobic are mistaken.
He’s homophobic and a self-righteous lunatic.
The former Grey’s Anatomy star is moving on with his life in the wake of being released from the ABC show, following his gay slur against T.R. Knight that set off a media firestorm. In the actor’s future? Africa… and perhaps martyrdom like the world has never seen.
“In the coming months, all I’m working on right now is trying to focus on day-to-day life and what I’m doing with the foundation, what I’m doing with the family,” Washington told People magazine. “It starts at the home.”
The actor is more self-involved than Tom Cruise talking about postpartum depression. Granted, he’s chairman of the Gondobay Manga Foundation, which works to improve life in Sierra Leone – and he’s traveled to various parts of Africa multiple times for charity work – but the man may have lost a bit of perspective along the way.
“Once you get awareness of who you are and how you’re here, then I believe there’s a responsibility that you have,” Washington said. “And seeing that I can afford to take part in that, I have to be responsible.”
That’s nice and all. But we wish the actor had stopped there, instead of making Elisabeth Hasselbeck sound like a rational person.
Asked if there were any misconceptions about him, Isaiah said: “I don’t know. Maybe for 50 years and the history of media and television I represent something that’s supposed to not exist. … This happened to Malcolm X, this happened to Paul Robeson” this misconception can happen to any man of power that loves himself and wants to spread that love and that humanity throughout the world.”
The Hollywood Gossip staff wasn’t aware that an African-American who hates gay people was so rare, so special. The comparison to Malcom X is almost as spot on as saying that Jessica Simpson is a modern day Joan of Arc.