05/01/2014 10:43 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Isaiah Washington Returns To 'Grey's Anatomy' ... And The World Doesn't End

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By now we are all too familiar with Isaiah Washington’s controversial dismissal from Grey’s Anatomy after uttering an anti-gay slur during a cast altercation. This one-time transgression saw Washington—a man who previously played gay in Spike Lee’s Get on the Bus, no small undertaking for a promising young African-American actor—banished to Hollywood’s version of Siberia for the better part of eight years. I’m not sure we will ever get the E! True Hollywood Story with precisely who said what during the infamous argument, and we don’t need to. Washington uttered the word ‘faggot,’ something that is not acceptable in any context. And while nobody deserves a pass on any type of hateful speech (can you hear me now, Alec Baldwin?), Washington has more than paid his penance. - See more at: http://www.frontiersla.com/featured-stories/2014/04/30/isaiah-washington-returns-to-greys-anatomy-and-the-world-doesnt-end#sthash.9TVgDdVW.dpuf

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