Wednesday, January 24, 2007
How freaking stupid . . .
My wife and oldest daughter are big fans of the show Gray's Anatomy. Basically, its a soap opera set in an Oregon hospital and revolves around the lives of four or five young internists in the surgical ward.
Apparently, last fall, one of the cast members called another cast member a "faggot". The recipient of this particular epithet, as fate would have it, is homosexual. The actor who uttered the epithet, Isaiah Washington, later apologized.
Apparently, the apology is not good enough. Now, ABC executives apparently have decided to force Washington to undergo a "psychological assessment" in order "to examine why he would say such hateful words." If he doesn't, ABC has apparently threatened to cut him from the show, effective immediately.
Wow. I am amazed that ABC would threaten to fire a costar of a very popular show over one remark that he later apologized for making. Political correctness is running amok.
Just one guy's opinion.