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TR Knight on 'Ellen'

January 23, 2007 1:42 PM


Here’s the deal with this online video age we’re living in. You can’t get away with anything anymore and that’s a good thing. By now, most of you have heard about how “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington denied at the Golden Globes that he had used a gay slur in reference to his out co-star T.R. Knight. Well, today it looks like Mr. Washington didn’t want to lose his job. After he was chastised by ABC and after thousands of fans called for his firing via an Internet petition, the star met yesterday with gay rights activists to discuss how he might “help educate the public about the cruelty of such language,” according to the Associated Press. Good. That’s what he should do. In the meantime, if you want to see an example of how an actor can graciously and thoughtfully handle being the subject of said slur, check out T.R. Knight’s appearance on “Ellen,” captured here on YouTube. He is awkward, he is heartfelt, he is real.

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