Debating Dr. Burke: The 'Grey's Anatomy' Fallout Actor Isaiah Washington will not be invited by ABC to return for another season of the hit program Grey's Anatomy, where he plays Dr. Preston Burke. This, after he reportedly used an anti-gay slur toward one of his cast-mates. Not everyone supports his firing, including two gay activists.
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Debating Dr. Burke: The 'Grey's Anatomy' Fallout

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Debating Dr. Burke: The 'Grey's Anatomy' Fallout

Debating Dr. Burke: The 'Grey's Anatomy' Fallout

Debating Dr. Burke: The 'Grey's Anatomy' Fallout

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ABC television network executives recently announced that actor Isaiah Washington would not be invited to return for another season as Dr. Preston Burke on the hit television drama Grey's Anatomy. This, after Washington reportedly used an anti-gay slur toward one of his cast-mates.

Two Black gay activists, along with Entertainment Weekly writer Paul Katz, discuss whether it was the right move to fire Washington. They also talk about a petition circulating to save his job.