For calling a fellow actor a "fag" during an argument with still another actor, Isaiah Washington has been fired from ABC television’s highy popular series Grey’s Anatomy.
Washington released the following public statement in regard to the firing: "I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore."
T. R. Knight, the openly homosexual actor whom Washington had referred to with the epithet, will remain with the show, earning $125,000 per episode.
Washington had made the usual round of apologies after the incident and another at a Golden Globe awards ceremony press gathering, but clearly the original offense was too egregious for ABC to endure.
We now know what the only unforgiveable sin is in the contemporary United States.