I'm annoyed. I mean, really annoyed. Artists are known for having hissy fits. It's part of their (our)nature. I'm certainly not above it. So when Isaiah Washington (the actor who plays Burke on Grey's Anatomy) threw a hissy fit, the writers have their own hissy fits and cut him from the storyline. Hello??? They're already losing my other favorite character, Kate Walsh (Addison Shepherd) to her own show -- which I will watch. Grey's I'm not so sure.
I must ask you writers, why is Isaiah not entitled to his own hissy fit? He's an ARTEEST!! Don't let the product suffer by having your own hissy fit -- that's called cutting off your nose to spite your face. I mean, is there someone out there who isn't completely grossed out by the whole Izzie/George plotline? YUCK! It's like watching brother and sister. And men, the chances of Izzie being with George or Seth Rogan in "Knocked Up" are extremely low, FYI.
So anyway, Isaiah throws a hissy fit and calls the George character a gay slur. Granted, that's not going to make for a grand working relationship, but ACT, all right? They can ACT nicely to each other. Where is the storyline without Burke? McDreamy is boring. Meredith Grey is neurotic. Addison is leaving. George as a sex symbol, people!! That's just wrong. I mean, have your hissy fits, and go back to work like the rest of us have to! Isaiah's entitled to his opinion -- it's not like he's lived his life without some prejudice aimed at him -- and by the way, I don't think it was an opinion, I think he was just ticked off. It happens. So here's the thing, without Isaiah and Kate, the only interesting characters are Miranda Bailey and Christina Yang -- and Yang without Burke, it's just not right! There's no Ying!
Producers for the show are saying that Isaiah caused the show a lot of embarrassment. Please. You're a TV hospital show where half the doctors end up in a storeroom without their clothes on -- and Isaiah embarrasses you? Rick Springfield was doing this 20 years ago on General Hospital. A moment of silence for Dr. Noah Drake. The thing that bugs me about all this is Hollywood only cares about hissy fits when someone doesn't believe exactly as they do. It's McCarthyism in the modern day. You can be anti-Bush, but you better not be anti-gay or anti-(choose your ethnicity). You can be pro-abortion, but you can't believe life before nine months is sacred. You can fly all over the place in a private jet, but Lord forbid you take the Hummer out for a spin.
I'm just sick of the bullying. If people are so tolerant in Hollywood, where's the tolerance for Isaiah? Why can't he be forgiven? We forgave these people:
Tom Cruise on the Today Show and his Anti-meds rant
Dixie Chicks anti-Bush comments in Europe
Mel Gibson's Drunken anti-Semite comments
Young Hollywood's Apparent Underwear Shortage
Brad Pitt dumping Jennifer Aniston for a tattooed, serial adopter
(My husband won't let me bring home a puppy!)
Grey's, get over yourself, you are not the litmus test for morality. Lest you think I care that much about Grey's, I'm just so sick of the bullying that goes on if you have an opinion and it's not what it's supposed to be. People are raised differently, they think differently -- it's allowed.
NOW BRING BACK MY BURKE!