Ousted Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is still ranting at his former co-stars on Twitter and seriously, can we revoke has-been celebrities’ access to social media when they start spouting MAGA crap, or?
ICYMI: Last week, Washington, who played Dr. Preston Burke in the first few seasons of the show, launched a wild and completely out of the blue Twitter attack on Katherine Heigl, who portrayed Dr. Izzy Stephens.
“This woman once proclaimed that I should ‘never’ be allowed to speak publicly again. The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech,” he tweeted.
This woman once proclaimed that I should ‘never’ be allowed to speak publicly again. The world agreed with her proclamation back then and protested for my job and my head in 65 languages. I wish I was on Twitter in 2007, because I will NEVER stop exercising my free speech. pic.twitter.com/fQ6L1zfQRR
— The Tweet Sniper???? (@IWashington) November 16, 2020
He went on to bash Chandra Wilson, who has portrayed the beloved Dr. Miranda Bailey from the show’s inception to the present day.
“Your opinions are your own, but you are a fool, a liberal and misguided feminist to even try and defend this woman,” Washington tweeted at a fan defending Heigl. “You weren’t there, so die on this hill, whoever you are. She could have cared less about her gay friend. Chandra Wilson knows all about that too.”
When another fan asked why he is dredging up the past, Washington added, “Because it’s the TRUTH. The End.”
All three actresses refrained from replying to his madness, which prompted his follow-up tweet: “Why hasn’t Katherine, Josh and Ellen clapped back to me here on Twitter?”
Why hasn’t Katherine, Josh and Ellen clapped back to me here on Twitter?
— The Tweet Sniper???? (@IWashington) November 24, 2020
Despite him publicly goading them on Twitter, they are still yet to respond, which is v. embarrassing to Isaiah. Nice try, m8. No one cares. (PS I have no bloody idea who Josh is, but if you figure it out, lemme know).
To refresh your mem: back in October 2006, reports surfaced that Washington used a homophobic slur during a fight with Grey’s Anatomy frontman Patrick Dempsey (aka McDreamy).
T.R. Knight (Dr. George O’Malley) later revealed in January 2007 that hearing Washington use the word “f*ggot” encouraged him to come out as gay. Washington later denied using the slur at the Golden Globes, prompting Heigl to tell Access Hollywood that her then-costar “needs to just not speak in public, period.”
Months after the scandal first broke, ABC announced that Washington was not asked back for season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy. In July 2007, he admitted that he copped to using the word while arguing with Dempsey about being late to work.
It’s possible that his tweet storm is a retaliation to this but, like… that was literally 13 years ago.
Anyway, Grey’s Anatomy is streaming on Stan, if you wish to suss out the fictional drama ‘cos this IRL drama is too bonkers to comprehend.