Finally speaking out about what seems like the only thorn in the side of the producer of the highly successful drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” Shonda Rhimes has officially spoken out on the issue of Isaiah Washington and his recent brouhaha. From TV Guide’s Ausiello Report:
“I speak for all the executive producers here at Grey’s Anatomy when I say that Isaiah Washington’s use of such a disturbing word was a shocking and dismaying event that insulted not only gays and lesbians everywhere but anyone who has ever struggled for respect in a world that is not always accepting of difference.
Her statement continues after the jump.
We’ve been working within the Grey’s family as well as with ABC and Touchstone Television to address the issue in a way that underscores the gravity of the situation while giving us all a foundation for healing. We applaud and encourage Isaiah’s realization that he needs help and his subsequent choice to seek immediate treatment for his behavioral issues.
We appreciate the support the fans have always given our show, particularly during this stressful time. Creatively, we continue to strive to make the best television we can with the hope that our show reflects the talent, hard work and professionalism of our cast and crew.”
As much as I love the scandal from a gossip point of view, I have to admit that I just wish it weren’t surrouding one of my favorite shows. Why can’t this be happening on “According to Jim”?